Reaping the Benefits of Yoga for Children with Autism

I came across a really interesting video today on the Autisable blog. The video is about a school that is teaching yoga to kids with autism. Sometimes physical activity can be a challenge for these kids but yoga is an activity that they really seem to enjoy. The instructor uses lots of visual cues and even cards with pictures on them to guide the class.

Other ways in which the kids have benefited include: better focus throughout the day, increased physical fitness and using yoga breathing techniques as a way to calm and center themselves.

Seems like a great idea to me – all kids are natural yogis!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLhFPuWVx-8[/youtube]

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