People who teach yoga to kids assert that the practice can help alleviate symptoms associated with ADHD by increasing the ability to both concentrate and relax. According to Marsha Wenig, coordinator of the Yoga Kids program and author of Yoga Kids, regular practice including poses that develop strength and concentration (including standing and balancing poses) are beneficial to increase focus, while using eye pillows and teaching breathing techniques foster relaxation.
Self-esteem is an important concept to address when working with a child diagnosed with ADHD. Improving a child’s self-esteem can help them manage their own attention and energy levels. The behaviors associated with ADHD can be frustrating, and navigating treatment options can be even more so. But as holistic investigation continues, it is emerging that treatment plans including numerous approaches and modalities to improve all aspects of a person’s life, such as yoga, meditation, diet and behavioral therapies, may be the most effective.
The program focuses on breathing techniques, mindful movement, body awareness, social skills, creative expression and relaxation while utilizing dance, drama and creative art expressions.
KID’S NIGHT OUT
Drop your kids off for yoga, art and a movie.
Pizza and veggies for dinner
1st Friday of each month – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
$20 single pass
$120 package of six passes
3rd Fridays of each month – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
$250 – Includes 15 kids
What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a particular way of paying attention. It is the mental faculty of purposefully bringing awareness to one’s experience. Mindfulness can be applied to sensory experience, thoughts and emotions by using sustained attention and noticing experience without reacting. Mindfulness is paying attention to here and now with kindness and curiosity. Mindfulness is important: here and now is where we live our lives, where we find our strength and our gentleness and where we can make true choices. Mindfulness is kind: it asks that we practice being compassionate with ourselves and others.
Numerous studies have shown that mindfulness is a powerful tool for combating multiple mental and physical problems and disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Mood and Anxiety Disorders.