Baby Yoga training sounds perhaps a bit awkward, but then again, it really exists. Surely a baby cannot do Yoga by itself, so naturally a Baby Yoga class is in fact an adult Yoga class where the parent applies gentle assisted Yoga exercises and stretches on his or her baby.
The baby typically lies on a blanket in front of the parent while the parent (under guidance of a Baby Yoga teacher) applies upper body stretches, gluteus strengthening, squats, lunges, abdominal exercises on the baby, and so on. Sometimes a Baby Yoga class also includes restorative Yoga poses and sequences for the new mother.
In any case, during a session (or “class”) the baby is placed in a variety of “Yogic” positions giving it quite some physical stimulation, which again helps to induce better sleep quality for the baby. A session can also be of help to alleviate the baby’s stomach and intestines troubles.
As a whole, a Baby Yoga class is also a moment to build increased bonding between parent and child, which is good for both the baby’s and the parent’s emotional wellbeing.