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© Copyright 2017 Louise Goldberg, Relaxation Now LLC

Article in AutismFile Magazine

February 1, 2014

 

Connecting Through Movement by Louise Goldberg

 

For kids on the autism spectrum, yoga therapy can yield big benefits for body, mind, and spirit…

 

Yoga is a movement therapy that offers families a way to have fun together. There is no competition in yoga, promoting a sense of community and increased self-esteem. Yoga provides tools to build strength, flexibility, and bilateral coordination while also improving balance. Additionally, it helps in developing motor skills, body-awareness and self-control, leads to improved social interaction and play skills, and teaches relaxation techniques. By creating a quiet, uncluttered environment, with personal space clearly delineated by the placement of the mats, you offer respite for the sensory sensitive child.

 

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