Ways to relax with your baby!

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Before i had a baby i couldnt help wonder if all those people telling me ” just you wait” / ” you will never sleep again”/ ” you wont be able to do that any more” etc.. were right and i would have to give up my love for yoga, relaxation and meditation When i had a small person to care for Whose needs came above my own.

Happily, i have found that if i take care of my own wellbeing, pay attention to my breath, draw my focus inwards into my body instead of reacting to situations when they feel unsettled…magically, it has a positive effect on my children too.

I would like to share with you some lovely pics taken at one of my classes of Mums really relaxing with their babies. It makes me quite emotional when i see these.. If i have helped anyone to calm themselves and enjoy some moments of oneness with their baby, i am one happy teacher! (:(:

1: Mummy and Child's pose
1: Mummy and Child’s pose
Legs up the wall pose: with baby up the legs!
Legs up the wall pose: with baby up the legs!
Walking relaxation with baby in " tiger in the tree"
Walking relaxation with baby in ” tiger in the tree”
Suported cross legged sitting pose with relaxed hold on baby
Suported cross legged sitting pose with relaxed hold on baby
Supported sitting pose with alert but relaxed baby!
Supported sitting pose with alert but relaxed baby!
Lying flat, knees raised to ease lower back, baby content across Mums tummy
Lying flat, knees raised to ease lower back, baby content across Mums tummy
This is me actually.. Wearing the fab JPMB stretchy wrap, having some lovely outdoor relaxation with my 2nd born, approx 5 months old (:
This is me actually.. Wearing the fab JPMB stretchy wrap, having some lovely outdoor relaxation with my 2nd born, approx 5 months old (: