Children and Yoga
People who teach yoga to kids assert that the practice can help alleviate symptoms associated with ADHD by increasing the ability to both concentrate and relax. According to Marsha Wenig, coordinator of the Yoga Kids program and author of Yoga Kids, regular practice including poses that develop strength and concentration (including standing and balancing poses) are beneficial to increase focus, while using eye pillows and teaching breathing techniques foster relaxation.
Self-esteem is an important concept to address when working with a child diagnosed with ADHD. Improving a child’s self-esteem can help them manage their own attention and energy levels. The behaviors associated with ADHD can be frustrating, and navigating treatment options can be even more so. But as holistic investigation continues, it is emerging that treatment plans including numerous approaches and modalities to improve all aspects of a person’s life, such as yoga, meditation, diet and behavioral therapies, may be the most effective.
Yoga Class Description
- Tune In/Centering
- Deep Relaxation
A centering exercise is commonly done before beginning a practice of yoga.
Increases your flexibility and prepare yourself to do more challenging poses with yoga exercises.
These are the physical postures of yoga. There are a variety of asanas each one with its own distinct form.
is the process of stilling the thought waves of the mind.
While seemingly passive, deep relaxation is subtly active.
EACH & EVERY SATURDAY BEGINNING OCTOBER 9, 2010 11AM- 12PM
$70/6 sessions (October 9, 2010 - November 13, 2010 - 6 weeks)
*Register by Saturday, October 2, 2010 to receive 1 free class