Mommy and Me yoga classes allow you and your little one to create a stronger bond. It’s a healthy way to create a different connection with your baby outside of your comfort zone – your home. But did you realize there are a ton of other rewarding benefits you and your child can get through Mommy and Me yoga classes? Here’s a list of the great benefits you should experience during yoga activities.
Mommy and Me Yoga Classes | Fulfilling Benefits
1. Increase in Mobility and Independence
Attending Mommy and Me yoga classes aids in strengthening your baby’s physical fitness. The activities in the class help build stronger muscles for your little one making walking and crawling less challenging. It also allows your child to play during the class, increasing his or her mobility and allowing him or her to be more independent. Maximize the fun playing with your little one during each yoga class!
2. Social Awareness Development
The class setting will allow your baby to see new and different faces. Not only that, your baby will also experience different sounds to help develop his or her auditory skills. It’s also a chance for your child to see how others react to different types of behaviors in the class. Observing other people’s behavior, gestures, and reactions are crucial for your baby’s social development. So allow your little one to engage with other people early.
3. Boost in Confidence
Pose of the day: Double Dog. I love how my Mini tries to practice with me. Yesterday, she took a piece of cloth and kept going around the house laying it down, getting on it, raising her arms up, and doing a forward fold. On other days she does a Updog and Downdog combo or the Three-Legged Dog. Heart melting every time! . . . . . . #yoga #mommyandbabyyoga #babyyoga #toddleryoga #toddleryogi #yogapractice #practiceandalliscoming #mommyyoga #yogamom #yogapractice #mommyandmeyoga #mommybabyyoga #asana #downwarddog #downwardfacingdog #yogi #instayoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogadailypractice #yogalove #yogateacherlife
As your little one becomes independent, he or she builds confidence. Your child feels a great sense of accomplishment when completing a challenge like doing a little stunt or pose. The more your child experiences this, the more he or she develops confidence. This is definitely a healthy way to boost self-confidence.
4. Language Learning
As your child plays with other kids and observes the people around, he or she is learning the language. Your baby’s sense of hearing actively functions to listen to what other kids and adults are saying. It enhances your child’s vocabulary and enriches auditory skills as well. Mommy and Me yoga classes are also an excellent way to train your little one on how to follow instructions and directions. And don’t we all want an obedient child?
5. Healthy Lifestyle
Yoga is a form of exercise so your baby is exposed to healthy physical activity at an early age. It also teaches your child the importance of exercise in having a healthy lifestyle. And all of these aren’t at the expense of your own fitness, too—you get to do your own workout as well. What an awesome way to enjoy exercise with your little one!
6. Connection with Other Moms
Aside from the fulfillment of developing your child’s interpersonal skills, you can also build a good connection with other moms. Mommy and Me yoga classes allow you to socialize with other moms and to learn from them. You can create a support system through them which you can hold on to as you all navigate child rearing together. It’s a great form of stress relief and gives you a sense of community.
7. Mood Improvement
Generally, exercise improves mood and this rings true for yoga. Aside from the social and physical development you and your child gain from yoga classes, it keeps you motivated to be physically active. It also helps release endorphins, the so-called happy hormones. This benefit is essential especially for moms who are experiencing postpartum depression symptoms. So say goodbye to stress and depression!
8. Sensory Stimulation
Yoga is a form of physical activity allowing all of your senses to function actively. Participating in yoga classes lets you and your child maximize the utilization of your auditory, visual, and physical stimulation. This is beneficial to you and the overall growth of your baby. Let your little one have a healthy and fit mind and body.
9. Stronger Parent-Child Bond
Not gonna lie, wish today was still Sunday, but yay for Day 5 of #YogaMamasUnite – #Chaturanga ! 🌟 I'm still building back the strength in chaturanga, but with each week that passes it feels better and better. When I first got back on my mat after having Amélie I started on my knees to make sure I was keeping the right form while building up my shoulder strength. Now I can lift the knees and working on tucking the elbows in and continuing to breathe throughout the posture! 🌟 On another baby related note, I'm riding the struggle bus today after a tough night for Amélie. I think the poor thing has a stomach virus (TMI – but her poop is a little green vs the normal yellow). She woke up at 1 am cringing in pain and then woke up every 45 min or so after that. I felt so bad for her while she was crying in pain. We gave her some gas meds and I rubbed her tummy and did bicycle legs to help. She's in good spirits today which is great, but I'm feeling extra tired. Hopefully, I can get in a nap at some point! As long as little Amie is feeling good, I'll be ok 😊. 🌟 As always check out my lovely cohosts' posts and leave them some love! Stay tuned for Day 6's pose on my page tonight! 🌟 Hosted by: @meliyogibeatriz @catgieser @lyn_lynette @natasha_art 🌟 Sponsored by: @buddha_pants @omsoulshop The MALA Shop by @lorenashleyyoga & @mommamalas • pc || @brentongieser . . . . . . . . . #mommyandmeyoga #mombod #mamastrong #yogapractice #motherhoodsimplified #fitmomsofig
By simply taking a Mommy and Me yoga class, you and your child will have a stronger bond that’s more effortless to maintain. You are relaxing at a different level while having a fun time with your baby. You also have the moment to laugh and play with each other and you will get to know your child more, seeing him at play. Spending time engaging in healthy activities with your child is good for the mind, body, and soul!
To give you more inspiration to enroll in a Mommy and Me yoga class, watch this video from Tom’s of Maine:
Mommy and Me yoga classes are a splendid way to spend time with your child while exercising. You’re not only creating a healthy lifestyle for your baby but also building a stronger bond with him or her. And what could be more gratifying than seeing you and your child both grow in happiness and in health!
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