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Benefits of Toddler Yoga

There are a number of benefits of Toddler Yoga for Children and Parents. As well as being encouraged to participate together and help each other.

Toddler Yoga benefits for Children
• Develops a feeling of being loved, respected and secure
• Can alleviate trapped wind and constipation
• Supports bonding and attachment
• May reduce tantrums
• Promotes positive toddler handling
• Works with toddlers natural movement
• Teaches positive loving touch and gentle movements
• Develops body, mind and awareness and coordination
• Helps to regulate and strengthen the digestive and respiratory system and stimulate the circulatory and nervous systems
• Promotes relaxation
• Improves quality of sleep
• Strengthens and tones muscles
• Builds a lifelong pattern for exercise
• Offers opportunity for socialisation in groups
• AIDS and supports development
• Encourages mindfulness
• Helps language development through songs and stories
• Boosts immunity
• Teaches routine and structure
• Encourages listening skills
• Encourages body awareness and coordination
• Increases confidence and self-esteem

Toddler Yoga benefits for Parents
• Excellent way of connecting with your child
• Gives parents practical tools for common aliments
• Can alleviate the effects of postnatal depression
• Helps parents to have a more positive interaction with their child
• Enhances parents confidence and competence in dealing with their child
• Helps parents communicate with their child
• Helps parents to understand their child’s cues
• Teaches positive loving touch and gentle movements
• Helps parents become aware of their child’s body
• Promotes relaxation
• Promotes nurturing instinct, through the stimulation of the hormone Oxytocin
• Improves the quality of sleep
• Offers opportunity for socialisation in groups
• Helps parents become aware of their developing child
• Encourages mindfulness
• Encourages parents to sing to their children
• Encourages parents to play with their children
• Introduces parents to yoga and movement