Infant Practicing Yoga Helps Digestion, Helps Sleep
Since the first baby yoga class appeared in 1999, baby yoga has taken the nation by storm and has become a new favorite of major American health magazines and TV shows.
Stretching and stretching legs, newborns up to the age of 4 are suitable for reporters to come to the medical center in Arlington County, Florida, USA, a unique baby yoga class instead.
Accompanied by soothing and gentle music, coach Audrey instructed moms to do yoga movements with a gentle and gentle voice.
Many babies who are still unable to walk stretch, kick, and stand upside down with the help of their mothers.
In the whole process, they didn’t cry and didn’t make any noise, and they suddenly enjoyed it very much.
According to Autley, this kind of yoga is called Little Yoga in the United States.
At the beginning, some babies will be excited, but after the “magic action” with appropriate intensity, the babies can calm down quickly.
As the frequency of exercises increases and the ability to understand movements deepens, many children will be able to make more difficult movements, such as mountains, trees, puppies, handstands, cobras, and various extended movements.
Coach Autley reminded that although newborn babies to 4 years old can do yoga, there are also different courses for different “ages”.
Before the baby can walk, the yoga movements must be done under the guidance of the parents “hands-on”; for the children who have just learned to walk, parents usually sit and support them to assist them in completing the yoga movements.
As a result, pediatric experts and nurses believe that yoga is generally safe for infants.
Sleep well, digest well, and grow up. Ms. Helen Garabedian, founder of Infant Yoga, pointed out that the participants of Infant Yoga make children sleep better, digest better, and grow stronger.
Although not many researchers have researched its efficacy, the response of participation is often positive through practice.
According to Helen, this yoga helps to stimulate the baby’s potential, strengthen neuromuscular coordination, improve immunity, and enhance baby’s self-confidence, which can also help them better control their emotions.
For parents, they can also reduce stress, improve communication with their children, and learn how to calm their children.
Postpartum mothers can “get two birds with one stone”, which can not only slim down and lose weight postpartum, but also contact the baby’s skin at the same time, communicate with the eyes, and spend a good parent-child time together.
At the same time, yoga classes can prevent babies from being “confined” in their small circle from birth. Yoga allows them to make contact with society for the first time, which has a potential impact on their future growth.
The intensity of the exercise should be modest. However, Auntie also chooses. Usually, you should not overdo it at home. You can usually do it three times a week, once an hour.
And you must pay attention to safety when practicing yoga. Use yoga mats, loose clothing and gentle movements.
There are more than 125 unique movements in baby yoga. If your baby can’t do certain movements, you don’t need to force them.
It is understood that teachers who teach baby yoga in the United States must be professional yoga instructors and must be professionally recognized.
One mother said that the coach taught her a lot of things: be quiet while practicing, and keep your mother and baby’s eyes on each other.
“I think the baby likes quiet and soft eyes. When he sees his mother watching him, he gets a great sense of security and has no interest in practicing yoga.