Yoga for Mother and Baby by Julie Llewellyn-Thomas
Practising yoga with your baby is the ideal way to bond with your baby whilst toning your body. Baby yoga will also improve your baby's physical and emotional development, help your baby to sleep, and give you confidence in handling your baby. New mothers can find looking after a small baby stressful and exhausting with little time to get back into shape following the birth. Practising yoga with your baby is the ideal solution to this dilemma, "Yoga for Mother and Baby" has many benefits, apart from giving you the time to practise some gentle exercise to get back into shape, it is also a regime that can be done with your baby giving her added benefits. Yoga for babies has been shown to improve the quality of your baby's sleep, to optimise your baby's physical and mental development, and also is an excellent way for you to bond with your baby, through physical contact, gives you confidence in handling your baby. Structured through the first nine months, each section has exercises that fit into your daily life. There are sequences for waking up time, fun exercises for when your baby is feeling playful, plus calming strategies for grizzly times and winding down time.Finally, there is a specific section for mothers with movements designed to tone and relax.