Practicing yoga with your baby isn’t just an adorable good time—as the two of you bond, you’re toning your entire body as she develops motor skills. While you challenge your core, thighs, arms and shoulders during this gentle yoga practice, your baby benefits, too.
Stand holding your baby at chest level. With your feet hip-width apart, pull your abs in tightly. Bend your knees into a squat, sitting back on your heels. Straighten your legs and gently lift her into the air as you sing out her name, squeezing your chest, shoulders and upper back [shown]. Slowly lower your baby back to the starting position. Repeat 3 to 10 times.
MOM BENEFITS: Strengthens core, legs, buttocks, hips, shoulders and arms.