How young can you start practicing yoga?

My nephew has just turned 2 and is having to wear splints/heavy boots (sorry I don't know the technical term) on his feet at night as he can't put his feet fully down, so is walking/running on tip toes!
I wondered if yoga might help stretch his muscles etc and how early he can start?
Thanks!
Asked by Judy-J
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BreatheFitness
I would say 2 is too young. They are going through a stage of growth in the body so you dont want to put any unneccessary pressure on the joints. I would suggest seeking medical advice as to why he can't put his feet fully down and go from there.

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Judy-J
Thanks for the info! It's to do with his tendons/ligaments not growing enough I think so the doctors know what they are doing to help, I just wondered if yoga might be an option a little later on if the problem carries on. Thanks!
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