Published: Tuesday 10 October 2017

For anyone who has seen a toddler yoga session take place, you will know that toddlers are natural little yoga people. Many of the adult yoga poses emulate what a toddler naturally does! In which case, it stands to reason that parent and toddler yoga is enhancing the toddler’s natural abilities - building and strengthening them. It also, therefore, brings the adult back to the inner child and back to the flexibility of the toddler; something we should all wish for!

In this post we focus on the benefits that make toddler yoga a great activity for the child. If you're thinking about learning to teach toddler yoga, take a look at the course details. We've dates coming up in a number of locations with other courses being added soon.

So what are the benefits of toddler yoga for children?

  • Develops a feeling of being loved, respected and secure
  • Can alleviate trapped wind and alleviate constipation
  • Helps with bonding and attachment
  • May reduce tantrums
  • Promotes positive toddler handling
  • Works with toddler natural movement
  • Aids language
  • Teaches positive loving touch and gentle movements
  • Develops body, mind, awareness and coordination
  • Helps to regulate and strengthen toddler's digestive and respiratory systems and stimulate circulatory and nervous systems
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Can help to reduce 'fussiness' and fractiousness and tantrums
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Strengthens and tones muscles for movement
  • Builds a lifelong pattern for exercising
  • Offers opportunity for socialization in groups
  • Aids and supports development
  • Encourages mindfulness
  • Boosts immunity
  • Teaches routine and structure
  • Encourages listening skills
  • Encourages body awareness and coordination
  • Increases confidence and self esteem

With such amazing benefits, being able to teach toddler yoga to others is a great skill to have. Join us on one of our open courses and become a toddler yoga instructor.


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