Why yoga?

Whatever age you are, practicing yoga has many benefits for your health (physical and mental) and wellbeing.  There are also specific benefits to be gained for babies and toddlers, children, new mums and parents.

For everyone

  • Improves flexibility
  • Builds muscle strength
  • Increase stamina
  • Aids good posture
  • Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown
  • Protects the spine
  • Increases blood flow
  • Boosts immunity
  • Increases happiness
  • Helps improve focus and concentration
  • Promotes a healthy lifestyle
  • Improves balance
  • Relieves tension
  • Promotes healthy sleep
  • Aids digestion
  • Increases self esteem and confidence
  • Promotes healthy self image and body confidence
  • Provides relaxation
  • Builds connections and communities
  • Renews energy
  • Encourages mindfulness
  • Promotes healing
 

For babies and toddlers

  • Promotes a more ‘settled’ behavior
  • All the bodily systems are stimulated, including the digestive and nervous systems
  • Helps alleviate wind and colic
  • Assists with transitions between developmental stages
  • Touch has been shown to contribute to the development of the brain and the nervous system.
  • Enhances verbal and non verbal communication between children and parents
  • Active interaction with parents is the foundation for future positive social relations over the early years and beyond
  • Develops a feeling of being loved, respected and security
  • May reduce tantrums
  • Works with natural movement
  • Provides a safe space to explore different movements
  • Aids language
  • Teaches positive loving touch, contributing to the development of the brain and the nervous system.
  • Aids and supports development
  • Teaches routine and structure
  • Encourages listening skills

For children

  • Develop body awareness
  • Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way
  • Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement
  • Build concentration
  • Increase their confidence and positive self-image
  • Feel part of a healthy, non-competitive group
 

For new mums

  • Builds up strength and realign the spine
  • Minimises the effects of holding and feeding a baby
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Tones the deep abdominal muscles to ‘close the body’ after birth
  • Relieves stiffness in the shoulders
  • Strengthens pelvic floor muscles
  • Strengthens abdominal and back muscles for core strength
  • Nurture yourself
  • Quieten the mind
  • Aids bonding between mother and baby
  • Promotes positivity
  • Interactions with other mums
  • Healing emotionally after a difficult pregnancy or birth
 

For parents

  • Provides rest and instant relaxation
  • Building trust and understanding
  • Confidence in handling babies and children
  • Providing support
  • Interaction with other parents
  • Time to bond and connect with children