This is guest post is brought to you by the lovely Keisha, she is a supermom, yogi and talented blogger. She blogs over at Loving Littles and today she is going to show us some momma and baby yoga!
Mom & Littles | Yoga
Yoga has always been a major role in my life and I’ve always enjoyed the benefits. I started to practise at the age of 15 and before starting I thought ‘What a joke’… but after my first session I was hooked. I went home that evening and had the best sleep of my life. I try to incorporate yoga into my everyday life from stretching my body, to my breathing techniques when I’m stressed out.
When it comes to health and fitness, many moms feel like it’s impossible to fit working out into their daily crammed schedules. For most of us, the pulls on our time are endless. Every minute of the day my littles are lovingly attached to my hip, making working out a challenge. I find that if I want to get that workout in, either going for a walk or practicing yoga I include them. If I don’t then quite often I don’t do it at all. They want to be included in the things that I do. They love to learn and try new things. I have found it easier sometimes to stay home and practice. Teaching them a bit about what I know. I bring out my mat and I become the teacher, Ella becomes my weight and Owen is my little yogi man. He loves to follow along with my moves and breaths.
Practicing yoga with your kids isn’t just adorable but it can also be a really fun bonding time. Your teaching them how to breathe in stressful situations. Properly stretching their muscles, mind and building strength. Your teaching them the importance of health and wellbeing. Yoga is more than just exercising it’s about getting into your inner self and connecting with your mind and body. This is something you can do with your kids regardless if you’re a pro or not. Learning can be easy and fun, there are a lot of resources available to help you. If all else make it up as you go keeping it playful and interactive!
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Sit cross legged and lengthen your spine. Lay or sit your baby infornt of you and slowly lower yourself down to meet her at eye level. Maintain inhale and slow exhales.
Get down on all fours laying your baby beneath you at eye contact. Curl your toes under and lift your self up into an inverted ‘V’ with your legs and arms straight. Hold this pose for a few minutes then slowly lower yourself down. Sit back with your hips over your heels and extend your arms forward on either side of your baby and relax.
Stand up holding your baby at chest level facing you. Holding your feet hip-width apart. Bend your knees and squat. Straighten your legs and lift her as you go.
Lie down on your back and your baby facedown on your chest. Bring your knees toward your chest and hold your baby on you shins . Keeping your arms wrapped around her. Lift your head and tighten your abs as you pull towards her.
Drop It Like It’s Hot
Stand holding your baby with her back against the centre of your chest. Place your feet hip-width apart. Inhale and lengthen your spine, exhale slowly lowering into a squat.
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[one_half last=”no” class=”” id=””] Meet Keisha! The mother and blogger behind Loving Littles. A certified aesthetician she recently started a love affair with blogging. She loves to share stories of life as a mom to two, Owen 7 years and Ella 11 months. An advocate on all things relatable to the modern mom. DIY, Style, Beauty, Decor and more.. You can follow her along over at: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
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