Why Yoga Can Make Your Baby Be a Better Person

Why Yoga Can Make Your Baby Be a Better Person

A 5,000-year old art of fusing body and mind, yoga has been instrumental in transforming the lives of millions of adults across the world. However, did you know that the benefits of maintaining health, well-being, and physical fitness also work wonders in babies and infants?

The Physical Benefits of Yoga

Better sleep

New-born babies need a total of 16 hours sleep a day, gradually decreasing to 12 hours a day by the time they are three. Yoga helps promote sleep and, as babies do most of their growing during nap times, aid in physical development.

Colic and Constipation Prevention

Yoga helps relieve any tension in the abdomen, preventing common stomach problems.

Improved fine motor skills

Emphasis on precise motions, and stretching and balancing positions hones fine motor skills in children.

Developed nervous system

Tactile stimulation has been shown to contribute to the development of the brain and nervous system.

Reduced chance of obesity

As many as 30% of children in England alone are estimated to be overweight or obese. Yoga encourages physical development, as well as healthy and balanced living..

The Psychological Benefits of Yoga

Baby-Parent Bonding

Yoga offers an active means of communication and helps parents and babies get to know each other better. Bonding through skin-to-skin contact is encouraged.

Confidence

Babies that practice yoga are much more in control of their bodies. They are mobile, confident, have better head control, and tend to crawl earlier.

Enhanced Concentration

Yoga enhances the focus and awareness of babies and infants, requiring concentration and attention – skills that are essential in all learning environments.

Settled Behaviour

Regular movement promotes calm behaviour with less extreme ups and downs.

Confidence

Through yoga, children learn to relish peaceful stillness and understand the importance of peace in daily lives.

back to news