Henry is now 18 months old, and I get asked a lot if I practice yoga with him.
Henry is very active. He literally climbs walls and swings from curtains.
He would surely benefit from some relaxing practice right? But yoga with this toddler is a total disaster!
He fills my mat with things, he climbs on top of me, grabs, pulls, and shouts. And he pretty much refuses to join in and try things or copy me. It is like he is jealous of yoga. Is that possible?
He has always been active. When Henry was brand new born he was clearly frustrated with the lack of movement his babiness allowed him. And as he has become more mobile this frustration has eased.
But chill out and practice yoga, or let me? Not so bothered! Sit still for a moment, join in, or even be held whilst I practise - as you see in those beautiful mother and baby yoga pictures - NEVER! HE JUST HATES YOGA!!!!
So, here is what I have learnt about practicing yoga with babies and toddlers that might help you should you find you have some crazy offspring of your own (despite your best efforts to calm them or introduce yoga asana from feotus).
If you have any similar experiences or advice please share in the comments below. I would love to hear them.
Charlotte & Henry xx
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