Designed to help you relax and ease back into gentle movement postpartum while developing your baby’s strength and agility, baby yoga is increasingly popular. It’s possible to take part when your baby is eight weeks or older, so if you’re interested in learning more, read these three key reasons why a baby yoga class might be just what you’re looking for.
The poses and massages designed for the babies in yoga class are specially aimed at relieving digestive troubles. As digestive issues are often a major reason why babies won’t settle down to sleep (or why they wake up soon after nodding off), these yoga moves can help to improve the quality of your baby’s sleep (and therefore, hopefully, yours).
Ease Aches and Pains
Have you ever noticed the strain that holding, carrying, or nursing your baby can cause? Whether it’s neck pain, trouble in your shoulders, or a lower back ache, adults attending the baby yoga classes will benefit from a series of moves aimed at loosening tight spots and easing areas that commonly get aches and pains.
Most baby yoga classes end with a blissful period of relaxation when the adult and baby are encouraged to lie still. This provides a welcome moment of peace and calm. Throughout the class, the movements and massages will support deep bonding between you and your baby, so the benefits aren’t just limited to the physical ones.