The Yoga Poses of Parenthood

by Laura McCorry

Becoming a parent can you leave physically exhausted and sore all over at the end of the day. Here’s a run-down of all the yoga poses you may not have realized you’re already doing!
plank pose with babyPlank Pose – Might as well do your own ten minutes a day of tummy time while the little one is down on the floor.

Crescent Pose (dynamic) – Keep baby upright while you pick something up off the floor. Pro tip: remember to alternate which leg is in front.

Boat Pose – Your baby is sleeping on your chest but you need to burp her, gently move from high to low boat and pat her back.
boat pose with babyChair Pose – Load your laundry machine because your darling baby can’t be separated from you for even ten minutes at a time.

Seated Forward Fold – You can play with baby while seated if your hamstrings allow your torso to move forward.

Child’s Pose – Baby gets to feel snuggled in close and you get some relief for your lower back!

Ujjayi Breath – Babies actually regulate their breathing based on their caregiver’s breath. When you’ve done everything you can but baby is still crying, a nice, loud ujjayi will keep as least one of you calm.

Om – No lie, my partner would lean over our fussy baby on our bed and om and she would instantly quiet down. Magical sound of the universe indeed!

Savasana – Nope, sorry, this isn’t compatible with baby. It’s just called sleeping whenever you get the chance.

Laura McCorry

Laura McCorry
Contributing Writer

Yoga and Laura had an on-again-off-again relationship from 2004 until 2009 when they decided to move in together and there’s been no looking back since. Passionate about both yoga and writing, Laura loves to introduce others to the joys and benefits of yoga and healthy living.

Contact: laura@yogaonesandiego.com

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