What is special yoga?

Special yoga has become the international term used to describe yoga for people with a variety of additional needs including autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, learning disability/ difficulties, PMLD, complex needs and other physical challenges. Special yoga therapy helps people reach their potential.

All special yoga sessions will focus on the following areas:

  • Breathing practices
  • Physical postures
  • Deep pressure massage
  • Sound therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation

Special yoga can help to:
  • Balance body and mind
  • Increase body and spatial awareness
  • Develop motor skills
  • Encourage self-initiation and self-regulation
  • Improve concentration
  • Improve efficiency of lungs and cardio-vascular system
  • Improve posture, flexibility, strength and muscle tone
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Improve quality of sleep
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