Review: Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs by Louise Goldberg
Reviewed by Ellen Campbell | Life Force Yoga, Issue 53
It is often easy in our fast paced, media rich culture to associate yoga with bustling studios, fashionable sportswear, and fit and flexible bodies such as we see on the covers of most health and yoga magazines. However, in her new book, Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs, Louise Goldberg reminds us that yoga is so much more than a glossy cover story or a speedy set of sun salutes.
Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs offers readers what Goldberg calls “a curriculum for calm”: a road map, if you will, for the successful integration of yoga into the lives of children with special needs. The author draws upon her 30 years of yoga therapy experience to create a rich and nuanced work that will inspire teachers, therapists and parents alike. It is a book that can be appreciated by experienced practitioners as well as by individuals who are just beginning to explore the benefits of yoga therapy for children.