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You already know the benefits of doing yoga yourself. (Hi, improved flexibility, strength and peace of mind.) But did you know your baby can actually get in on the action?

Indeed, encouraging your baby to squirm and roll from an early age stimulates nerve and muscle development and can aid in digestion, according to pediatricians. Think: Cross-body movements and easy tumbling. Just remember to keep movements slow and do only 15 to 20 minutes at a time. (The smaller the baby, the more delicate the movements.) 

We got our lesson from the yoga experts at Karma Kids in New York City, but check in with your local studio to see if it offers classes.

An added bonus? Seeing your baby’s face light up as she achieves yogic bliss. Namaste.

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Additional Reporting by Abby Hepworth

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