Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Yoga for children in the autism spectrum disorders

The authors of this book, Dion E.Betts and Stacey W.betts, mention in their preface, yoga helps children in this spectrum to increase balance and strength. It also reduces stress and anxiety. Stacey’s eldest son is diagnosed with Aspergers. The book has photographs of various poses/asanas.
                       Another book along these lines is the Brain gym written by Paul. E. Dennison and Gail.E. Dennison. The book is full of illustrations. It targets specific skills such as reading skills, writing skills…basically academic skills. Each skill has a set of exercises such as lazy 8’s, cross crawl etc. The book is recommended for everyone, those  who wants to improve the quality of his living, learning.

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