18 Nov YOGA FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Each one of us is born unique in one way or the other. Some might enjoy the bounties of physical appearance while finding it difficult to cope up with their emotions. Whereas some might have good control over their emotions while their physicality might be a reason for their lack of confidence.
Self-awareness is one of the key aspects of discovering one’s self and fully accepting who they are. Yoga is one of the ways of achieving this goal. While the task may seem daunting to a regular individual, it can be an even bigger challenge for those who require special attention.
In this post, we will discuss what are some of the challenges faced by those who are differently-abled and then look at what can be done to help them take control of their condition.
Some of the biggest challenges faced by differently-abled people are physical and mental restrains, anxiety, restlessness and short attention span. Though these seem like unsurmountable traits, special needs experts have agreed that regular practice of yoga can help them to a great extent. It can help to get a sense of control in each of these areas and have a positive impact on their lives.
Yoga is not just limited to meditation and breathing exercises. There are numerous types of pranayama and asanas that can be picked out and tailored according to the condition of the person. For instance, people with autism or other anxiety issues can benefit a lot from pranayamas. Ujjayi pranayama can not only help them to calm down but also creates better focus and ability to follow directions.
In addition to the asanas, a Sattvic diet can help us achieve this goal at an accelerated pace. As the saying goes, “We are what we eat,” can truly trackback all our aliments to the type of food we consume. Sattvic food acts as a booster to the other types of pranayama and asanas that you add to your routine.
In short, yoga is an empowering tool that meets the individual at their level and helps them to move forward to meet achievable goals.
The Yoga Institute is hosting a special event of Yogic practice for the differently-abled people, on the 20th of November. You will not only get the first-hand experience of the various beneficial asanas and pranayama but will also get a chance to ask specific questions to our experts.
We can’t wait to meet you all!