Baby and Me Yoga

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Yoga instructor Angela Cerkevich discusses how to do yoga with your baby.

    Angela Cerkevich

    Angela is a registered yoga teacher and Thai yoga practitioner with Yoga Alliance and Thai Yoga Healing Arts. She is a Certified Life Force Yoga Practitioner for Anxiety and Depression. Her client base draws from the academic, corporate and professional communities, as well as inner city youth. She has taught yoga and practiced Thai massage in yoga studios, resorts, Pilates studios, spas, community centers, schools, corporate offices and private homes. As she hones her focus on the emerging new field of yoga therapy, she has also been following the teachings of Amy Weintroub, known for her research in yoga for depression and anxiety and Richard Miller in techniques for Yoga Nidra – deep relaxation. Her current focus lies in facilitating spiritual healing for groups and individuals recovering from life traumas caused by conflicts and social instabilities. Angela’s classes are geared towards finding balance in both the physical and mental bodies. She teaches a dynamic, alignment based vinyasa – styled class which usually includes some sacred poetry or yoga philosophy. Also included are pranayama, meditation, chanting, and deep relaxation. Her ultimate goal of balance is achieved by teaching classes that are appropriate to the level groups’ or individuals abilities.

    Angela Cerkevich: Hi! My name Angela Cerkevich and I'm a yoga instructor Yoga Tales in Bethesda, Maryland. Today, we are going to be learning how to do yoga with your baby. Well go over simple yoga poses and how to incorporate your baby in them and well also go over how to have a greater connection with your baby through your yoga practice. For your practice, you will need a yoga blanket, a yoga mat and the yoga ball and of course youll also need the baby. Now, this baby here is about four months old. We are going to go over basic exercises that are good for a wide variety of ages of your child. So, just pick and choose which ones work best for you and for the age of your child, as you can see she is able to hold her head up. So, youll have to modify, if your child is not of that age. Lets get started.