International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2021, Vol. 6 Issue 1, Part C
Yoga for specially-abled children: A therapeutic means to increase body awareness
AUTHOR(S): Sandip Sinha, Lokesh Kumar Dubey and Anuwar Hussain
Yoga is becoming more popular every day by day, not just for adults, but also for children as well. Perhaps more important, for specially-abled children, it can be used as an alternative therapy. Yoga can help to increase concentration, flexibly, and strength. It can also develop coordination and reduce stress and anxiety. There are a lot of benefits of yoga for specially-abled children. Children with special needs do often have tension and rigid muscle tone and yoga can be used as a therapeutic means to address this. Children with special needs may have many issues such as developmental delays, medical conditions, psychiatric conditions or congenital conditions. These special needs require accommodations so that these children can reach their potential. An increase in body awareness brings all the benefits together. Children will not only have the opportunity to learn about different part of the body but also they may develop an understanding of how their own body works. The purpose of the study is to introduce yoga as a therapeutic means to increase body awareness and strength for specially-abled children. Yoga for the “Specially-Abled Child” will be a fantastic early intervention program that can assure the healthy formative development and coping mechanism for a child.
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How to cite this article:
Sandip Sinha, Lokesh Kumar Dubey, Anuwar Hussain. Yoga for specially-abled children: A therapeutic means to increase body awareness. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2021;6(1):160-166.