Create a Comfortable and Relaxing Space for Your Practice
You may have found a good way to practice yoga at home before your baby arrived, but those methods may not work as well not that you have a little one to work with. Your baby will have different needs and you will need to adjust your environment to fit those needs. Many mothers find it beneficial to lay extra blankets or towels over your yoga mat when you practice. This helps to add more cushion for your baby and make for easy clean up if there are any accidents. Try to find a space that you and your baby use only for yoga. Differentiate the practice with other play times during the day. This way, you will be able to create a better connection with your practice and a stronger bond with your baby.
Work with Your Baby’s Schedule
Yes, your world usually revolves around your baby’s “schedule”, so of course, your mom and baby yoga practice will not be any different. Try to carve out a time during the day when your baby is usually satisfied and happy. Make your yoga time fun and interesting for your baby. If your schedule changes, just adjust and find another consistent time to practice. Making yoga a part of you and your baby’s daily routine will help synchronize you and your baby and give you both something to look forward to each day.
Relax as Much as Possible and Have Fun
Yoga is always first and foremost about finding your inner peace and tranquility. All new parents lose this through the stress of having a baby. Taking this time out for yourself and your baby will help you relax and become a better parent who is in tune with what your body and your baby really need. It will take some time to find that peace, but once you do you will want to keep doing mom and baby yoga every day.
Tina Hamilton is a journalist, blogger and social media guru. You can usually find her online or walking along one of Southern California’s beaches with her dog, Joey. You can find her on Twitter.
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