What is a Mother & Baby yoga class like?

Mother and Baby yoga is a wonderful opportunity for new moms to spend some quality time with their baby while getting the chance to practise yoga in a relaxed and friendly setting.
Whether you’ve practiced yoga before or during pregnancy, Mother and Baby Yoga is a great way to bond with your baby while regaining strength and muscle tone. Yoga can help restore strength in your core area and lower back after pregnancy. Carrying and feeding baby on little sleep can also play havoc with a mother’s well being. Yoga helps relieve tension in neck, shoulders and back. Breathing exercises help with relaxation and help replenish lost energy.

Becoming a new mother is an exciting time in a woman’s life but it can sometimes be a little isolating. You may find that you are at home alone for long hours with your baby . The social setting of a mother and baby yoga class can give you the opportunity to meet other women in your local area and to enjoy this unique time in your life with others in a similar situation.

Mum and Baby Yoga classes promote positive touch and communication between mother and baby. This helps with bonding.

Benefits for Mum
⦁ Helps to regain strength and maintain good posture
⦁ Tones the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor
⦁ Nurturing oneself whilst enjoying fun activities with your baby
⦁ Relaxation
⦁ Peer support

Benefits for Baby
⦁ Baby yoga help to develops aural ability, language and listening, bonding & secure attachment in babies
⦁ Fun gentle yoga movements improves strength and balance
⦁ Baby yoga promotes brain development and physical agility
⦁ Cross-body moves help to develop synapses in the brain which connect right and left sides
⦁ Baby yoga can also help with wind and colic. It also helpful with digestion.
⦁ Many parents report improved sleep patterns in their babies after a yoga class.

Classes take place every Monday morning in Scots Hall Clontarf, Dublin 3 from 10:30-11:30. You need to bring a yoga mat if possible (don’t worry if you forget we can loan you one) and a blanket for baby to lie on. You might like to bring a small toy for baby too. There are changing facilities on site, plenty of parking right outside the door and a ramp so you can easily bring your buggy in.

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