We offer classes for individuals with disabilities. Call 732-396-0088 to schedule a class and to discuss accommodations.
Yoga is becoming more popular every day – not just for adults, but for children as well. Perhaps more important, for special needs children, it can be used as an alternative therapy. Yoga can help increase concentration, flexibility, and strength. It can also develop coordination and reduce stress and anxiety. We can’t forget the value yoga can have to help a child become more aware of their body. There are a lot of benefits of yoga for special needs children and it is important to consider them all before deciding if yoga is the right fit for the child.
The combination of breathing techniques and poses helps children clear their minds and focus on the activity at hand.
The first and most obvious benefit of yoga is the increased flexibility and muscle strength. The less obvious benefit is increased concentration.
The next benefit is that children can develop coordination. Yoga is made up of movements and you are often in and out of the same poses.
Additionally Yoga develops motor skills.
Yoga improves confidence and social skills.
Yoga provides sensory integration.
Yoga facilitates self-awareness.
Yoga engages the emotional brain.
Yoga is orderly and consistent.
Yoga will not create benefits right off the bat and is, instead, a developed process. This means that children will have to practice on a regular basis to feel the effects of it.
Call 732-396-0088 to schedule a class and to discuss accommodations.