“Seeing even the difficult to engage students taking part in the yoga class was really quite amazing and everyone noticed the positive impact it has had on their confidence and behaviour.”
Ali Stokes, SCAT Learning Co-ordinator.
Yoga is profoundly impacting the lives of millions of people worldwide but the positive benefits it brings is even more evident in those with learning disabilities. The calmness and self-awareness, increased self-esteem and the physical benefits of strength, flexibility, muscle tone and alignment are enabling them to live much fuller and healthier lives.
The specialised breathing exercises and relaxation helps with concentration, develops the respiratory system, reduces hyperactivity, fear and stress and releases tension. It also helps to enrich the quality and quantity of sleep. It teaches a philosophy which allows us to live in peace and harmony, with both ourselves and the world around us. Yoga positively impacts the entire being and with increased self-confidence, many people find that they begin to achieve more than they might ever have imagined themselves capable of. By combining this with the channelling of reiki energy during sessions to those who wish to receive it, the individual is offered extra support in finding the tools they need to heal themselves.
I am yoga alliance qualified and in addition, I have been trained in Sherborne Movement Therapy – a method which enables profoundly mentally disabled children and young people to use their bodies to communicate and express themselves assisting them in their development.
Horseback yoga for children and adults with special needs
The meaning of Yoga is Union. Horseback yoga teaches you how to unite with your equine partner in a meaningful way and how to let go of the objects in life we believe to be blocking our way. Additionally, horses have a unique healing ability and have been shown to assist severely autistic children in overcoming communication boundaries. Where possible, I am keen to integrate horses into my healing work and this is an area under development. If you feel someone you know could benefit, please do get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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