Baby yoga - warm up moves

Sometimes it may be hard to follow a yoga flow video with baby. Maybe your baby is fussy, maybe she wants to play in another position. Therefore, in the next few posts I will show some different poses you can do with your baby so that you are able to create your own flow. If you prefer to follow the entire flow just follow them here. Today I will show you three ways that you can warm up with your baby.  At the end of this post, you will find a video illustrating how to do each of the poses with your baby. 

The Cat and Dog

This move is a classic yoga warm up. However, in order to keep my baby entertained I like to act out cat and dog sounds as I am moving. Bella finds it very entertaining (see video below). I bet your baby will too! To do this, start in a tabletop position then tilt your pelvis upward with your gaze up to get into dog pose. Then tilt your pelvis down and fix your gaze at your baby to get into cat.

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The child who cried Wolf

The next warm up sequence is comprised of a flow between child's pose and downdog. Again, I like to act these out to keep Bella entertained as I flow through the poses. I cry like an infant in child's pose, then bark like a dog in downdog. Start from a tabletop position then drop your pelvis towards your heels as you stretch your arms towards the front wall and rest your face on your baby's belly. Then shift your weight onto the balls of your feet, streighten your knees and lengthen your back into downdog. Flow a few times between the two poses.

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Peek a Dog

This may be Bella's favorite flow. Start from downdog and shift your weight back and forth onto your hands moving your gaze to your child as you play peek a boo. You will love the smiles that ensue. 

In case you are still not sure how to do each of the warm up flows, the video bellow illustrates what to do:

Posted on October 6, 2015 and filed under Mommy and baby yoga flows.