The practice of Babyoga goes from 0 to 4 years and the practice of Funyoga from 5 to 12 years. Because we believe that we are all entitled to our differences, our needs, our rhythms, the school has a program of therapeutic Yoga for Children with Special Needs working body awareness, breathing, physical postures, meditation, music therapy and relaxation with understanding of pathological conditions and limits of each child.
Through yoga parents learn new ways to develop your attention, memory, fine and gross motor skills, and even the speech area in your child. At the same time, working with the breath will promote a greater supply of oxygen to the brain cells that will strengthen and revitalize the somatic nervous system and autonomic.
Yoga works the child from the inside out, favoring the best that each has on your individual pace.
Apart from these aspects, the philosophy of non-violence and respect for diversity that Yoga gives us, have had a great impact on children and families, increasing family ties and hope to recover their children.
Yoga is a complement to physical therapy because it works not only the muscles but also the mind and breath.
Children with Chronic Encephalopathy of Childhood (formerly known as cerebral palsy), Down syndrome, autism and autistic spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorder and children with developmental delay.
HOW IS A CLASS OF YOGA THERAPY FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS?
The class is upbeat, fun and traditional yoga postures are adapted to each child, and each respected in their development condition. Every classroom is made with much love, tenderness and fun to be an activity full of pleasure while therapy.
Components of the lessons of yoga: postures, songs, rhythms, rhymes, stories, sound therapy, massage and reflexology. All classes provide a controlled stimulation for the 5 senses.
Lessons can be private or in groups, and parents engage with their children (guided by teacher) becoming this way they also therapists for their children. Are used in various accessories yoga class, such as blankets, rollers, elastic belts, lumbar support chairs, toys, etc. visuals.
Benefits stop children with Chronic Childhood Encephalopathy (Cerebral Palsy):
The practice of Yoga, followed by relaxation, can help the child. When you maintain a posture, the muscles and tendons are stretched, relieving stress and tension general all muscles and joints adjacent. Although they are postures that will relax your body will also improve muscle tone.
The practice of yoga will significantly help in stretching and realigning the spine through exercise of bending and twisting of the spine. These exercises will help create more space between the vertebrae and reduce pressure on the discs and spinal nerves. Reduce the pressure on the spinal nerves facilitate the release of muscle tension throughout the body and improves the overall function of the nerve. As a result, the child is able to develop a greater range of motion and coordination as well as greater independence. In relaxation massage and reflexology will provide moments of pleasure, in addition to helping in the overall balance of the whole organism.
Benefits stop children with autism and autistic spectrum disorder:
The practice of yoga can help children with autism and autistic spectrum disorder developing their motor skills, toning muscles, improving balance and stability, and developing body awareness and coordination.
By becoming aware of your body and your breath, the child learns to control his emotions. The labor movement, breathing, music, rhymes and stories will activate the emotional region of the brain, encouraging the child to develop awareness of their emotions and the emotions of others, as well as their attention in class. Communication and language will be worked through songs, rhymes and stories accompanied with visual elements of the same
The yoga classes will provide an orderly and consistent weekly rhythm to convey a sense of confidence and stability. This element of order is very important. The class will have a start and end routine and exercises will be worked repeatedly, later giving the child the choice of exercises to be done through visual elements thereof.
The calm, relaxed and controlled yoga class can help a child with a nervous system highly sensitive and easily stimulated by loud noises, odors, bright lights, etc.. This environment makes the child has sensory integration and easily delivered to the exercises in a calm and relaxed, having a controlled environment. In relaxation massage and reflexology will facilitate the giving and receiving physical affection.
Benefits stop children with Down syndrome:
In a yoga class children with Dawn syndrome may benefit from an improved quality of life. The postures help stretch, strengthen and tone the body. The internal organs are revitalized providing relief in the digestive tract. The thyroid gland will be stimulated and balanced. Many of the postures will help strengthen your feet, ankles and knees, so important for muscle tone of these children. The sound therapy through the cups, meditative songs and other instruments will be very beneficial for these children, because the sound vibrations will calm the child and provide a deep inner balance.
In conjunction with the breathing exercises yoga has a beneficial effect on the central nervous system, the hormonal regulation, the relief of pulmonary hypertension, nasal congestion, and the immune system protects against lung problems. Relaxation in these children learn to calm down, to reduce stress and improve concentration.
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