Yoga For Infants And Toddlers: Beneficial For Physical And Mental Health

Yoga keeps the body healthy which people of all ages can do. From children to old people can practice it as it is beneficial for everyone. Yoga is very important for the overall development of children. 

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograUpdated at: Sep 10, 2019 01:40 IST
Yoga For Infants And Toddlers: Beneficial For Physical And Mental Health

Newborns and these tiny toddlers (young children) cannot move their body properly, so the mother or the elder people of the child who have more attachment (to the children) can help them to do yoga. According to experts:

  • gently stretching children's body parts gives them great benefits both mentally and physically
  • Yoga is very beneficial for the physical development and mental health of the children
  • At the same time, yoga also keeps infants body healthy and stress-free
  • Yoga also increases the toddler's confidence
  • Yoga practice strengthens the immune system of infants, which also protects them from many diseases

Therefore, by teaching them yoga poses (education) at an early age, can be kept away from many diseases and health problems in their upcoming (future time). Let us know how the practice of yoga can be beneficial for your baby.

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Mental growth

Yoga provides many emotional and mental benefits to children.

  • It helps to create a deeper connection between parents and the child through physical touch.
  • Baby yoga helps parents and the child to get to know each other in several active ways.
  • Good understanding, interaction and good behavior between each other strengthen the relationship and also help to increase their bonding.
  • This makes children feel more secure because their needs are well taken care of and treated well. 
  • Apart from this, there is a feeling of closeness.
  • Yoga improves behavior and children feel comfortable with themselves.

Physical benefits

Along with mental benefits to children, doing yoga also provides many physical benefits.

  • Yoga makes the spine, neck, and joints of children strong. It also tones the muscles of the body.
  • It improves blood circulation, increasing the oxygen level in the blood which helps the baby to breathe.
  • Pain is something that can upset a parent with the child's constant crying. Yoga helps the child to get relief from pain and constipation.
  • Regular practice of yoga keeps the mind of the children calm and stable, which helps them to have a sound (deep and long) sleep.

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