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Yoga For People with Special Needs.

 

The primary intention of Yoga and Yoga Therapy for people with special needs is to help each individual to reach their full potential.

People who have a learning disability or special needs often present a variety of symptoms. These include being in a heightened state of stress. They reside in a survival mode as they attempt to cope with life. These high states of stress can be calmed by a balanced regular Yoga practice. Yoga gently resets the nervous system and facilitates a feeling of internal safety and security.

The benefits of the practice of Yoga for people with special needs include :-

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Improved motor control and motor planning skills.

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Improved concentration

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Increased self awareness

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Improved immune function

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Relieves respiratory ailments

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Develops muscle tone and balance

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Develops the ability to relax and release tension

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Helps to relieve fear and frustration

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Helps to improve sleep quality and quantity

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Helps to reduce stress

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Increases emotional stability and self esteem

The areas that we concentrate on in our therapeutic yoga practice are :-

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Postures

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Breathing

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Chanting

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Relaxation

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Games

The practice incorporates all of these areas into a practical sequence which is modified to the individual or groups needs, abilities and attention level. This balances the mind, strengthens the body, nurtures the spirit and brings about an enhanced sense of wellbeing. 

There is no competition in Yoga, everyone is different.

 

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