by Shawnee Hardy Thomas
Teaching yoga to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs is easy using this visual how-to handbook.
Breaking down yoga instruction pose by pose, body
part by body part, breath by breath, this book uses easy-to-understand
language and clear photographs to show parents, teachers, yoga
instructors, and other professionals how to introduce the life-long
benefits of yoga to a child with special needs. These benefits include
gaining greater awareness and understanding of the body, learning to
self-regulate the nervous system, and developing coping skills to work
through difficult emotions such as anger and anxiety. Creative yoga
games, activities, relaxation exercises, and chair yoga poses are
included to make learning yoga a fun, interactive, and calming
experience for children with a wide range of abilities.