AVS School

Registered under “The National Trust”
(Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment) 

Registered under “The National Trust”
(Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment)

YOGA Therapy

Yoga therapy is a holistic approach that incorporates physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and mindfulness to promote overall well-being. When applied to special children, yoga therapy can have numerous physical, emotional, and cognitive benefits.

Here are key aspects of yoga therapy for special children:

  • Physical Well-being: Yoga poses help improve flexibility, strength, and balance. For special children with motor challenges, these physical benefits can be particularly valuable.
  • Sensory Integration: Yoga involves body awareness and controlled movements, contributing to sensory integration. This can be beneficial for special children who may experience challenges with sensory processing.
  • Relaxation and Stress Reduction: Breathing exercises and relaxation techniques in yoga promote a sense of calmness and stress reduction. Special children can learn to manage anxiety and regulate their emotional states.
  • Motor Coordination: Yoga poses that involve controlled movements and balance contribute to the development of motor coordination. This is especially beneficial for special children with coordination difficulties.
  •  Body Awareness: Yoga emphasizes awareness of the body and its movements. Special children can develop a greater sense of body awareness, enhancing their understanding of spatial orientation and body positioning.
  • Improved Focus and Attention: Mindfulness practices in yoga enhance focus and attention. Special children can benefit from improved concentration, which can be valuable in academic and daily life activities.
  • Emotional Regulation: Yoga teaches emotional regulation through mindful breathing and relaxation techniques. Special children can develop tools to manage emotions and responses to various situations.
  • Social Interaction: Group yoga sessions provide opportunities for social interaction. Special children can engage in a shared activity, fostering a sense of community and connection.
  • Improved Sleep Patterns: Regular practice of yoga has been linked to improved sleep patterns. This can be particularly beneficial for special children who may experience sleep difficulties.
  • Self-Esteem Building: Achieving yoga poses and participating in sessions can contribute to a sense of accomplishment, boosting self-esteem in special children.
  • Adaptability: Yoga poses and practices can be adapted to accommodate various abilities and needs, making it an inclusive therapeutic option.
  • Mind-Body Connection: Yoga emphasizes the mind-body connection, helping special children recognize and understand the interplay between physical sensations and emotional experiences.
  • Breath Awareness: Teaching breath awareness in yoga enhances respiratory function. Special children can benefit from improved breathing patterns and lung capacity.
  • Individualized Approach: Yoga therapists tailor sessions to the unique needs and abilities of each special child, ensuring that the practice is accessible and enjoyable.

Yoga therapy for special children is a gentle and holistic approach that supports their physical and emotional well-being. It encourages self-awareness, relaxation, and mindfulness, contributing to a comprehensive therapeutic experience