Did you know that yoga can help your baby sleep better and longer? The movements of yoga can make babies more comfortable because yoga engages muscles and then relaxes them, leaving your baby content and ready to rest.
Here's a series to incorporate into your bedtime routine for better sleep.
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Sleep Well Baby Yoga Series*
This helps your baby connect their mind to their body and orients them in space. It’s also a great way to signal bedtime has arrived, your voice and hands reflecting a calming moment.
This helps your baby foster an awareness of space that helps them move with more confidence, grace and skill. Sing the navigational locations as you go through the movements.
North Pole - Touch the top of your baby’s head with both hands
South Pole - Gently pull baby’s feet downward
East Coast - Very gently move baby’s left arm by their forearm from the center of their body to their left (extending while keeping elbow bent)
West - Repeat with right arm
Inside - Softly bring both of your baby’s hands onto their chest
Outside - Extend their arms out in opposite directions
Baby, you’re the best! - Place your hands on your baby’s belly and gently wiggle them from side to side.
By circling the hips in a clockwise direction, you’re following the natural route of digestion, helping rid your baby of abdominal gas and constipation.
*Please note that each baby pose in the series is adapted to the baby’s level of mobility. If you feel resistance in their body, honor it and ease out of the movement.