Baby yoga goes far beyond physical exercise by actively engaging a baby’s brain and stimulating the vestibular system. Located in the inner ear, the vestibular system primes the entire nervous system to function effectively. When we make certain movements such as rolling, swinging or tumbling, the fluid in the inner ear passes over the nerve receptors, which send messages to the brain about the position of the body in space.
These messages help babies learn to counter gravity and to have control over eye movements, which are vital for the co-ordination of all the sensory messages the brain receives. Baby yoga moves deliberately stimulate the vestibular system and so actively develop a baby’s co-ordination and sensory-motor skills.