Baby/Tot Yoga: I Love You

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This pose is a Penelope favorite. She soaks up all the eye contact and love. For babies that still don’t mind being on their back, lay them down with their feet going towards your body. Take their hands and bring them into the middle of their chest. This simple action of bringing their hands to the midline of their body, helps them with crawling and clapping. And then you say Iiiiiii!
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Next, bring their arms out wide, give them a big stretch, but be gentle. Remember, the younger the baby, the slower your movements should be, so they can process what you are doing. As their arms are out wide, you say Llllloooooovvveeee!

baby yoga Then bring their arms back to the midline of their chest, but cross one hand over the other and sort of rock them back and forth and say Yyyyooooouuuuu!

Do this several times. For older babies and toddlers, who don’t want to lay down, you can do this with them sitting in your lap, facing out to be able to look around.

Just FYI, most of the baby yoga poses I post, I learned at my Itsy Bitsy Yoga training. The founder and creator, Helen Garabedian, has a great book and dvds that you can purchase to help your home practice. Or you can go to her website and try and find a class near you!

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  1. This is one of Sarah's favorite poses too! I'm hoping to be able to join the Thursday morning group after the holidays. We do the yoga you've taught us every day and it really helps calm Sarah and to keep her digestion going…

  2. That is great, Leslee! Looking forward to seeing you both again!

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