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Yoga & Autism. By: Lindsay Harris February 15, 2011. Autism. Delay of spoken language Repetitive mannerisms Dec. eye contact Dec. peer relationships Less spontaneous/make believe play Motor delays ( Coordination & body awareness) Dec. Sensory processing Dec. attention

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yoga autism

Yoga & Autism

By: Lindsay Harris

February 15, 2011

autism
Autism
  • Delay of spoken language
  • Repetitive mannerisms
  • Dec. eye contact
  • Dec. peer relationships
  • Less spontaneous/make believe play
  • Motor delays ( Coordination & body awareness)
  • Dec. Sensory processing
  • Dec. attention
  • Dec. imitation skills
yoga therapy
Yoga Therapy
  • Repetition, structure, continuity
  • Asanas- body posture
  • Pranayama-breathing exercises
  • Cleansing practices
  • Music and sound therapy
  • Deep relaxation
  • Yoga for the Special Child certification
how does it help
How does it help?
  • Deep breathing and body movements improve body’s circulation causing a release of tension
  • Parasympathetic causes dec HR and anxiety, calming, concentration, and emotional balance
  • Regime helps with social and cognitive aspects
  • Stress slows hippocampus neural growth which is associated with memory- Stimulation exercise can increase hippocampus cells causing more focus
  • Combining speech and motor
the research
The Research
  • Case studies: look at observations from parents and in class
  • Ages 8-14 yrs, 15-20 hrs weekly x 82 weeks
  • Ages 8-14 yrs, 10 months
  • Limited
what does yoga help
What does yoga help?
  • Increased attention
  • Sensory integration improvements
  • Increased verbal receptivity
  • Turn taking
  • Body awareness and proximity
  • Relaxation
  • Improved imitation verbal and physical
  • Increased social behaviors
  • Eye contact
other populations
Other Populations
  • ADHD
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Microcephaly
  • Learning disabilities
  • Motor development disabilities
how when do implement
How/When do implement?
  • Separate sessions
  • Small groups
  • Classroom activity
  • Use before story time or other calm times
conclusion
Conclusion
  • More research is needed
  • Small group sessions most effective
  • Use exercises to calm kids
  • Can help with sensory integration, behavior, cognition, and motor tasks
exercises
Exercises
  • “Jumping up and down like a shooting rocket”
  • Use animal or objects in nature (frog, downward dog, bridge)- make ribbet noises
exercises cont
Exercises cont.
  • Mountain pose
  • Moon pose
  • Triangle pose
  • Warrior pose
  • Tree pose
calming exercises
Calming exercises
  • Cross legged pose
  • Corpse pose
  • Crocodile pose
chanting breathing
Chanting/ Breathing
  • AAAA
  • UUU
  • MMM
  • OMM
  • Blowing exercises
  • Proper breathing
  • Deep breathing
references
References
  • Behar, M. (2006). Yoga Therapy for Autistic Children. Yoga Therapy in Practice , 18-20.
  • Binzen, M. (2010, April). Retrieved February 11, 2011, from Sensory Integration and How Yoga Helps: www.yogachicago.com
  • Davis, J. (2009). Yoga for the Special Child: Working With Autism. Yoga Therapy Today , 23-26.
  • Ghosh, S. (2009). Do Alternative Therapies have a Role in Autism? Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences , 1-5.
  • Orr, K. (2009). Svaroopa Yoga THerpay for Children with Asperger's Syndrome. Yoga Therapy Today , 27-30.
  • Peck, H. T. (2005). Yoga as an Intervention for Children with Attention Problems. School Psychology Review , 415-424.
  • Radhakrishna, S. (2010). Application of integrated yoga therapy to increase imitation skills in children with autism spectrum disorder. Internation Journal of Yoga , 26-30.
  • ShanthaRadhakrishna, R. N. (2010). Integrated approach to yoga therapy and autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine , 120-124.
  • Yoga For the Special Child. (2011). Retrieved February 11, 2011, from http://www.specialyoga.com/