Are you looking for yoga therapy ideas? You might have already discovered the benefits of integrating yoga into your therapy sessions.
Integrating yoga into therapy sessions has been shown to increase:
- strength and flexibility
- body awareness, balance, and coordination
- attention and behavioral regulation
- cognitive skills and language development
- social skills
As Claire and Lauren from The Inspired Treehouse say, “Teaching calming breathing and visualization techniques can empower all children – letting them know that they have tools they can use anytime and anywhere to calm their bodies and minds.”
We asked our expert readers to share their tips and tricks. Click on the links below to find ideas from a physical therapist, occupational therapist, and speech-language pathologist and see how they incorporate yoga into their therapy sessions. You’ll also read how yoga teachers teach yoga to children with autism and a hearing loss.
[Interview] Tips for Teaching Yoga in Occupational Therapy Sessions
Collection of Yoga Therapy Ideas for Kids
How to Involve Students with Special Needs into your Yoga Class
How to Teach Mindfulness and Yoga to Children with a Hearing Loss
Spring Yoga Sequence for Children with Autism
Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga for Kids
Wheelchair Yoga Poses for Kids
Do you incorporate yoga into your therapy sessions? Email me – I’d love to hear your story or tell us in the comments below!
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