Benefits Of Baby Yoga

Baby yoga shares similar benefits to baby massage such as it can help with bonding, relaxation, relief from symptoms such as colic and can aid with your babies development. Baby yoga can also help strengthen your baby’s muscles, flexibility and is stimulating for your baby’s senses.

Stimulation

We all know about our 5 senses; taste, touch, sound, smell, sight, but did you know about your 2 other senses, the sense of balance & movement (vestibular system) and the sense of body position (proprioceptive system).

Yoga stimulates these senses through massage, movement, touch, gentle stretches and songs.

The vestibular system controls the balance and movement in the body. Its role is to send messages to the brain to let it know whether the body is moving, staying still or in what direction it is going. This system receives this information from fluid filled canals in the inner ear, this structure responds to movement, change of direction, change of head position and gravity. The vestibular system co ordinates eye and head movements, such as when a baby looks at an object, the brain will register if the object is moving or the child’s head is moving.

Development

The vestibular system controls the balance and movement in the body. Its role is to send messages to the brain to let it know whether the body is moving, staying still or in what direction it is going. This system receives this information from fluid filled canals in the inner ear, this structure responds to movement, change of direction, change of head position and gravity. The vestibular system co ordinates eye and head movements, such as when a baby looks at an object, the brain will register if the object is moving or the child’s head is moving.

 

By using yoga movements such as safely swinging, rocking and bouncing we can stimulate the vestibular system helping with balance and co ordination. It also aids in the development of speech and spatial awareness.

The proprioceptive system is the sense of body awareness; it is your body’s sense of awareness with relation to its surroundings. When a baby’s born they have no awareness they have arms or legs, by moving baby in to yoga positions we will be strengthening muscles and giving them more body awareness. Yoga helps to develop this system by strengthening it as the mind and body work together, through stretches, moving and discovering their abilities and the world around them.

Provides Relief

Baby yoga provides relief from a number of conditions such as wind and colic. The movements in baby yoga compliment the movements in baby massage and the combination provides your baby's digestive system with a high degree of support. Yoga stretches help massage the abdomen and facilitate digestion and expulsion of air from the bowel.

Baby yoga also promotes respiration which encourages deeper breathing which helps the baby's gastrointestinal function.

Interaction

Like with Baby Massage, Baby yoga plays an important role in  beginning, enhancing & continuing the bonding process between mother & baby. This is through eye contact, sound of the parents voice, the parents odor, touch and the release of Oxytocin and Prolactin.

Baby yoga also improves communication by helping parents understand and recognise their babies cues.  

A strong bond has been shown to help support the emotional and social development of the infant and child.

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