Baby Yoga @ Round The Twist provides mental stimulation for your baby through gentle exercises and movement. You will have fun communicating, stretching and then relaxing together. Baby Yoga isn’t just something that you “do” to your baby, you do yoga “with” your baby.
Baby Yoga will give you more confidence in handling your baby and once you’ve learnt the exercises you will be able to use them at home to continue the bonding and soothing. Bonding is encouraged through close skin to skin contact, praise, encouragement and mutual enjoyment. Postnatal postures are used to help re-align and strengthen Mam’s body, tone abdominal and pelvic floor muscles and also balance the hormonal changes that occur after childbirth. It can also help with postnatal depression.
Even if Mam has never practiced yoga herself before, there are some deep breathing techniques she will learn during the classes that will help her relax, de-stress and hopefully sleep better.
You and your baby need to have had your 6-8 week check and mammies should not attend in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy if this is a new activity (did I hear a hysterical laugh there?)
Baby yoga is suitable for babies until they are too heavy and wriggly to carry safely.