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My wee one is four months old now and I can barely believe it. I still look at her nearly every day and think… “How cool is it that I made that little person!?” But even though it still seems like she’s an extension of me, I know that she’s growing and will be more and more independent. Some day, she’s going to do things that really annoy me—like get big, grow out of her clothes, and disagree with everything I’m working so hard to teach her right now. I bet she’ll even develop her own thoughts about life. And, if she’s anything like her momma, she’ll want nothing to do with the things I like and find her own interests and hobbies… Sigh.
That’s OK. I figure I still have at least a couple of years before she realizes that her mommy is lame. Until that day comes, I’m going to do my best to brainwash.. err.. guide my little cherub to enjoy the things that I think will help her in life. That means yoga.
I jumped (well, I eased very slowly) back into my yoga practice when she was five weeks old, so she’s been watching me practice yoga since then. And she practices some pretty lovely, effortless poses herself. But my favorite time of the day is when I read one of these yoga books together.
Favorite Yoga Books for Babies
Update January 2016:
My wee one is definitely not a four-month-old squish anymore. In fact, she isn’t even that wee these days, really—she’s a full-fledged preschooler. And you know what? She STILL loves the yoga books I read to her when she was four months old.
As much as I loved sharing yoga with my daughter when she was a tiny baby, it doesn’t even compare to how much fun it is now! I love watching her try to act out the poses as I flip through the pages with her. Her favorite is trying to balance one on foot—it’s such a good reminder not to take this practice so seriously. After all, if it’s not an enjoyable experience, it can be really really difficult to motivate yourself to practice regularly (especially if you primarily practice at home like I do!). I swear, sometimes children teach us more about this practice than we could ever teach them.
I wanted to update this post because there’s one more book I’d like to add to the list. If you’re looking for great ways to share the practice (or let them share it with you, as the case may be) one of my current favorites is., Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story. The visualization at the end is the best—and I often use it to get my little one to bed.
Read my full review: 5 Tips to Get Your Toddler to Sleep
How do you share yoga with your little ones? Do you have any favorite children’s books about yoga? I’d love to add to our collection.