Is this the right book for me? Baby Massage and Yoga is designed to introduce parents of young children to the many physical and emotional benefits - for them and their child - of touch in the forms of gentle massage and yoga exercises. It will offer practical and inspirational information, equipping you with the tools you need to enjoy massage and yoga with a young child, from knowing when the best times are, to which oils to use and how to set the environment. It ties massage and yoga in with story-telling, music and rhyme to increase mental and physical development, giving step-by-step guides firstly to simple massage routines for every part of the body. It also offers some simple yoga routines to try safely and effectively with your baby. For parents of children with special needs there is also ample advice and practical steps, in addition to some simple exercises to try if you feel your child is not quite ready for massage and yoga. With plenty of resources and details of courses and workshops, this is a credible and expertly written guide to the healing power of touch for parents and children alike. Baby Massage and Yoga includes: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The benefits of massage and yoga for your baby (and you) Chapter 3: The best time to massage Chapter 4: Preparing for massage and yoga Chapter 5: Choosing oils for baby massage Chapter 6: A gentle introduction to touch Chapter 7: The importance of music, singing and rhyme Chapter 8: The massage routine - getting started Chapter 9: The massage routine - the legs and feet Chapter 10: The massage routine - the tummy Chapter 11: The massage routine - the chest, arms, and hands Chapter 12: The massage routine - the back Chapter 13: The massage routine - head and face Chapter 14: Baby yoga - getting started Chapter 15: Baby yoga - the legs, hips, and tummy Chapter 16: Baby yoga - the arms, chest, and back Chapter 17: Yoga exercises for your baby and you Chapter 18: Baby yoga holds Chapter 19: Special situations Chapter 20: Adapting massage for the growing child Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.