If the practice of yoga is beneficial for anyone looking to release tension and achieve a good connection between their body and their mind, in the case of moms and their babies its advantages are even more evident.
Postpartum is a time of great change in the life of any woman. Hormonal alterations, meeting the needs of a defenseless being that depends on us, physical changes after birth, holding our baby in our arms much of the time and sleeping for a few hours can affect us negatively.
HOW YOGA CLASSES FOR MOMS AND BABIES HELP
In yoga classes, mothers practice asanas or yoga postures adapted to the needs of this new stage of life in the company of their babies and serve to relieve back pain, a consequence of holding the baby in their arms, help to regain balance, body symmetry and to tone the abdomen to regain fitness.
The fundamental difference of yoga classes for mothers and babies is that their objective is for babies to stay with their mothers, maintaining eye contact and entertaining themselves with a toy. In these sessions, older babies can imitate the postures practiced by their mother. Another of the main objectives is that moms feel free at all times to care for their babies.
This connection between mother and baby, as well as the freedom to attend to them during class, is the best way for both of them to feel relaxed, helping mothers to achieve balance between body and mind.
YOGA CLASSES FOR KIDS
Yoga classes for kids are a playful way for kids to have fun while relaxing. In our children’s yoga classes we carry out workshops, games and activities such as storytelling or songs.
As part of these activities, a series of asanas (Yoga postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation and relaxation are usually introduced. The postures are always adapted to the age of each child and are mainly related to nature and animals.
These are some of the asanas or postures that are usually worked in yoga classes to:
- Vrksasana or tree pose: In addition to being fun for them, it helps them improve balance.
- Adho mukha svanasana or downward facing dog: It is very easy even for the little ones. Standing like an inverted V is beneficial to your body and helps you change your perspective.
- Virabhadrasana II or Warrior II: Seeking peace, knowing what you want and concentrating on what you do are the characteristics of a “good warrior”.
The goal is for children to enjoy body, mind and spirit connecting with their emotions and their senses and freeing themselves from their fears.