Yoga Therapy is gaining rapid recognition as a form of treatment that can improve the physical and mental wellbeing of children with a variety of complex needs.
The program consists of a series of postures, each of which is explained and accompanied by an illustration. The postures are designed to help children understand and use their bodies and work towards positive changes such as realigning the spine, encouraging eye contact and promoting calm and steady breathing.
Consideration is given to creating the right setting for carrying out the therapy, assessing an individual child's particular needs and making the sessions fun using games and props.
Sections on yoga therapy for specific conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, Downs syndrome and cerebral palsy are included.
This practical book is a must for parents, teachers, therapists, other professionals and anybody else who wants to help a child to develop through enjoyable and therapeutic yoga sessions.
Author: Nancy Williams Pub 2010 USA Pb 200 pages.