144 pages, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2
50 b&w photos
Asanas for Autism and Special Needs
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
By breaking down yoga instructions pose by pose, body part by bodypart, breath by breath, this book uses easy-to-understand language andclear photographs to show parents, teachers, and yoga instructors howto introduce the life-long benefits of yoga to a child with specialneeds. These benefits include gaining greater awareness andunderstanding of the body, learning to self-regulate the nervoussystem, and developing coping skills to work through difficult emotionssuch as anger and anxiety. Creative yoga games, activities, andrelaxation exercises are included throughout to make learning yoga afun, interactive, and calming experience for the child.
Following her experiences as a teacher in special education and hertraining in yoga, Shawnee Thornton Hardy combined hertwo passions to teach yoga to children with autism and special needs.
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