Baby Yoga: Sounder Baby and Toddler Sleep

  • 0
  • November 01, 2012

Benefits of Baby Yoga

Parents from all over the world ask me for ways to strengthen the bond with their children while helping them calm their bodies and minds before naptime and bedtime. I’ve experienced the benefits of yoga personally, on my own and with my daughters.

I was delighted to read that recent pediatric research is supporting baby yoga as a “hugely beneficial” exercise.  The experts are saying that these gentle movements can help benefit infants physically and psychologically. Click here to read the full article.

So how exactly does yoga help you and your child?

It can help to stimulate many of your bodies systems, and give the body essential physical acitivty, which we know can help us all to sleep more soundly. Most importantly, it can help provide precious boding time for parents and children. For moms, it can also be a great way of easing our way back into regular routine exercise after pregnancy, and some of the stretches can open up those shoulder and back muscles that we may tense as we get used to breastfeeding and caregiving

A few years ago, I discovered Helen Garabedian and Itsy Bitsy Yoga®. I’m very grateful that Helen allowed me to share some poses that you can do with your child outlined in Chapter 3 of my book, The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy. Be sure to read my book to learn more about how to do yoga with your children! Helen has also posted additional poses to calm your fussy or active child just for Sleep Lady readers….download these additional poses here: www.itsybitsyyoga.com/sleeplady.html

Was this article helpful to you? Please tell us by commenting below! For more baby, toddler, and family sleep tips and tricks, please subscribe to The Sleep Lady’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube channel! If you are looking for more sleep content, please check out Get Sleep Now-an exclusive members-only area designed to provide in-depth help and support during your sleep coaching experience.

Photography by RelaxingMusic on Flickr

Did you find this article helpful? Please share it with your friends by clicking below, or ask a question on The Sleep Lady Facebook page.

Share this article: Share on Facebook
Facebook
Email this to someone
email
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest

Some of the posts featured on this website may contain affiliate links. This means I have the potential to receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase something using one of my links. This allows me to help cover the expense of running the site while keeping the content 100% free. Note that I only recommend products I believe in. Your support is appreciated!