Yoga Wednesday: Bridge Pose!


This is a picture of some of the little yogis in a past Tot yoga class. Aren’t they cutie pies!?

They are all doing Bridge Pose. As this age, it is heavily assisted by parent or caregiver but as they grow and develop, they start to do it on their own. Eventually they will even will grab their ankles with their hands or learn to clasp their hands together underneath their body like the adult version.

All you do is hold their feet steady with one hand, you can also squish their feet inbetween your legs to hold their body steady. Then with the other hand, very slowly and gently lift their pelvis off the floor. Be careful to keep their shoulders on the floor as they practice this pose. And of course, you say, Yay! Bridge Pose! Good job! as they do the pose.

For Mama’s, this is a great pose to relax and reduce stress but its also a fantastic workout for your thighs and butt if you really hold the pose a long time. I don’t know about you, but my post partum butt can use all the help it can get!

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!

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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Comments

  1. Shannon, EJ, Gabe and Hannah says:

    So cute!! I wish I could do your Thursday yoga class but I have a conflict that morning :-( Hopefully I'll be able to come to one of your classes soon!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I hope so too!

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