Wearing your little one on your own body, in either a wrap or carrier, is an awesome way to be out in the world together. It creates a peaceful place for your child to settle into, and it harmonizes your breaths and heartbeats; both of you benefiting from the closeness of one another. I would like to offer you five easy tips to bring more goodness and unity, essentially more Yoga, into your babywearing experience.
1. Adjusting to Increase Steadiness and Sweetness
Patanjali's Yoga Sutra II:46 shares with us that a Yoga pose is one that has the qualities of steadiness (sthira) and sweetness (sukham). It is that simple; no special pretzel shapes are needed for it to be Yoga. The steadiness while wearing your precious little one keeps the wearing sustainable during your activities together, offering your family more freedom in your lives. Steadiness also speaks to your body's perfect alignment so that you can access your body's natural strength and inherent babywearing abilities. The shapes and strengths of our mothering bodies are perfect for keeping our children on our bodies.
Baby wraps and soft carriers, are designed to offer you a customized fit so that you and your child will be comfortable and happy during wearing. Mothers, with all that you do, you are deserving of every kindness, so take a moment to adjust your wrap or carrier to make it comfortable on your life-giving, life-sustaining bodies. It will only take a few minutes of tightening and loosen to get it adjusted perfectly for your comfort. If you need help with your wrap or carrier, please contact any of us at Boba or schedule a free fit consultation, to be walked through your perfect fit. We also host videos that may answer your questions directly and to get you into that steady and sweet pose of babywearing.