ROOTS OF BABY YOGA
Yoga is an ancient science and technology that unifies the mind, body, and spirit. It originated in Ancient Egypt, India, and Greece, thousands of years ago. It is said that the ancient yogis drew inspiration for the yogic asanas or physical postures by observing babies’ movements in their natural states of peace and tranquility.
There are pictures of babies in utero that exhibit the infant in various yoga poses. Yoga begins in the mother’s womb. It begins with the heart’s intention to create and sustain life. It unifies the ancestors of the parents with the bodies willingness to create, linking genetic wisdom and divine intelligence.
Infants and toddlers are the stars of a variety of yoga books celebrating young children as natural yogis and yoginis…reminding us that the way to bliss may just be a few cat/cow, moo/meows away!
Yoga is “to join or yoke together”. A Union. What is more sacred then the union between a mother and her child? Inside this relationship lies a direct link to the creative power that is within. Pure Potential. We can honor this relationship with Baby Yoga, for it provides the mother or father an opportunity to celebrate themselves and others in a loving community. In this way, she creates the ability to positively affect the destiny of those around her.
“When a man falls,
an individual falls.
When a woman falls,
A generation falls.”
-Yogi Bhajan, from Aquarian Wisdom