October 27, 2012

Study: Yoga beneficial for Kids with Autism

Children's Yoga Asana


Welcome back! Slowly but surely, yoga is being recognized as the ultimate health and healing tool, bringing this ultimate machine - our body - to it's best. Chronic ailments such as allergies, diabetes, stress, high cholesterol etc., will just vanish after certain period of practicing proper yoga asanas. Everyday I hear stories from different directions about how somebody got rid of back pain, allergies, stress etc. READ MORE>>

The difference between yoga and a doctor is just like Sadhguru says; going to a doctor is like going to a local mechanic when your car breaks down, whereas practicing yoga daily is like having the manufacturer him self fixing and preventing the problem, which also saves you money.
Our body is created from within, it is the manufacturer, the necessary intelligence to heal it self is definitely there. The story bellow tells us about how yoga could help children with autism.

Yoga, children and autism 
"Yoga could help children with autism cope with behavioral problems, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. The study, which tested the effectiveness of a school yoga program for children with autism spectrum disorders, showed that those who participated in yoga behaved better than children who didn’t participate in the program, according to their teachers’ assessments.

Children in the yoga group practiced yoga daily for 16 weeks through the Get Ready to Learn Yoga program in place at a school in the Bronx.

Researches believe yoga is effective for children with autism spectrum disorder because it gives them an outlet to deal with anxiety and stress. “We know that anxiety fuels a lot of the negative behavior, so the yoga program gives them a strategy to cope with it,” Kristie Patten Koenig an assistant professor of occupational therapy at New York University who led the study told Shots, National Public Radio’s health blog. “And if it’s done every morning, it becomes an integral part of the day that sets the status of the classroom and allows the kids to become calm, focused and ready to learn.”
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10 comments:

  1. I agree with you, yoga is being recognized as the ultimate health and healing tool, bringing this ultimate machine - our body - to it's best.Really great article!

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    1. Hi Neil,
      I am glad you've found a moment to comment!
      Yoga is definitely a great tool, it's simple yet profound way of empowering one's life. I do 2hrs. every day and I can't see my self not practicing. Apparently it helps cure disorders as well. I'd say that the full depth that yoga brings to us is yet to be discovered.
      Have a nice day!

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  2. Yoga is indeed very beneficial for us, it can give numerous benefits to all of us. At this moment, I do yoga for my body and health but I never though it could also give benefits to children with autism. All I can say, yoga is a way of life, with it, it seems we are closer to knowing deeply ourselves.

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    1. Dear Delmar,
      First of all thank you for taking your time and posting comment. Indeed we all must be surprised as how many benefits yoga brings. Apparently kids with autism will also enjoy yoga and the improvement that it brings to their lives.

      Best Regards,
      Denis.

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  3. Oh, so aside from enrolling them in a massage session (like massage therapy in oakville for instance), kids can also go for yoga too? That sounds nice.

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    1. Hi Eric,
      Yes indeed, both massage and yoga are a wonderful way of reducing the effects of autism disorder.

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  4. Well I find yoga as a healthy routine! I am thinking of enrolling my kids to yoga classes to lessen their eating before bed habit.

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  5. Yoga is very beneficial to the body, aside from being a stress reliever; it also helps you find balance and inner peace which ultimately gives you the feeling of maximum relaxation. According to some studies that I’ve read, yoga is also an effective way in losing weight and a lot of people now are into yoga classes to solve their obesity problems.

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  6. Yoga is very beneficial to the body, aside from being a stress reliever; it also helps you find balance and inner peace which ultimately gives you the feeling of maximum relaxation. According to some studies that I’ve read, yoga is also an effective way in losing weight and a lot of people now are into yoga classes to solve their obesity problems.

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  7. Yoga is definitely beneficial. But as Sadhguru often says it should only be learn in a committed atmosphere, other wise it is going to do more harm than you can imagine. Please learn it from a guru like Sadhguru, dont learn it even from a certified teacher who is just there for business and who doesnt care for others well being.

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