At home, it is recommended that parents work closely with the yoga therapist and occupational therapist to find methods that work well for their children.
Since different children react differently to the therapy, parents can either be asked to do some simple exercises and activities at home or limit the yoga therapy to the therapy sessions with the yoga therapist.
Yoga therapy is a safe non-invasive therapy method that can easily be tailored according to each child's needs and requirements. Thus, it can be started whenever a child is ready for it.
Most children on the autism spectrum already consult an occupational therapist; depending on the type of therapy suggested by the therapist, parents also get a better idea of when to start this type of therapy. You can refer to our exhaustive database to look for a certified Yoga Therapist in your locality. Since it is simple and does not have any side effects or complications, it can typically be started even without consultation.
While anxiety is natural, yoga and breathing techniques can help kids with autism handle the pressures associated with peers, studies and their grades In practice, asanas may be difficult to perform for children with autism. This may be due to their inattentiveness, hyperactivity, inability to sit at one place and follow sequences of complex commands. However, some children with autism have exceptional imitation abilities.
It is believed that Belly Breathing or Diaphragmatic breathing in through the nose, helps calm the mind and centralise energy. When anxiety strikes and the child’s sympathetic nervous system is triggered to fight, flee or freeze, the child can be trained to focus on his/her own breath can help bring the system back into a place of calm.
Sitting in Child’s Pose not only stretches the back and shoulders but can give the child a sense of protection and comfort.
Practicing Tree Pose creates a sense of stability and expansion. Children with Autism may often feel anxious and may seem out of their bodies. The Tree pose helps to reconnect that presence in the body; the feeling of the ground beneath their feet.
This pose is great practice connecting to the earth while reaching for the sky. The balance required in this pose also builds confidence and focus. Tree Pose can be very empowering for kids.
Yoga therapy in the recent years has also started being considered as a complementary mode of treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders, as the improved blood flow, need to longer attention spans, help in training the child become more calm, improve his or her sensory processing, and thus, help in alleviating some of the symptoms of ASD and help children not only manage their physical bodies but also become mentally peaceful.
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