At ReClif, we love to help our clients reach personal milestones using yoga to help focus.
One way we do that is with therapeutic yoga in Peachtree Corners. Studies have shown that yoga can benefit individuals with autism by:Yoga Classes help with a calming atmosphere Read Transcript
Hi, my name's Karen Wise. I teach therapeutic yoga here at ReClif.
Yoga is very good with helping with motor control and balance. It can help with focus. Just the breathing alone and being able to breathe through each movement is going to help anybody feel better because you're bringing oxygen correctly into the body. But we help with crossing the midline, which is not easy for kids with special needs, kids and young adults with special needs. So, we help with crossing the midline.
Core strength. I mean, everybody needs core strength, but that's going to help them with posture. That's going to help them with all kinds of things. So, with motor planning in particular, because we do one side and then we do the other and everything is balanced. We all have one side that we're more dominant. We all have one side that we're more flexible on. And in yoga we strive for that balance. So, we strive for whatever you do on the right side, we do on the left side. Of course, you're going to need more help on one side than the other, and that's what we do. And we're able to do because it is individual.
As far as yoga, doing one-on-one is so amazing because you can focus on just that person's strengths, what they need more help with, I can slow it down. Whereas in a class I would have to just keep going. And I can specifically look at their form. I can help them to make their progress in their flexibility, their balance, their strength, which is what yoga is all about. To be able to do it one-on-one, I'm able to help them. When there's a certain pose that they're having a hard time with, I can focus on that. I can spend more time in that pose, and then really help them to make that progress.
Yoga works on strength, flexibility, and balance and breathing, all of those things. We all need it, whether you have special needs or not. And I wanted to bring that to the people here at ReClif.
- Promoting imitation skills
- Developing strength and flexibility
- Encouraging self-regulation
- Increasing sense of peace
- Bettering digestion
- Controlling respiration
- Improving circulation
- Reducing pain, anxiety, aggressions, obsessive behaviors, and self-stimulation activities for some with regular yoga practice
Individualized Therapeutic Yoga Is Fun & Effective
At ReClif, our therapeutic yoga program is specifically designed to fit the individual needs of each client. Aligning with ReClif standards, all yoga sessions are planned to accommodate and work on client-specific goals while also adhering to best-practice yoga flows. During a typical yoga session, our coach will assist the client to begin each lesson with tapping and right/left comparisons designed to start the flow of energy through the body.
Coach and client will then begin work on moving in non-habitual ways, tracking sensations, feeling stretches, and doing postures that are cross-body movements to stimulate using both the right and left sides of the brain simultaneously. Our ReClif coach will ensure that all movements are done integrally by using any assists and props necessary. In addition, we will focus on posture that will build core strength and balance. To end each session, a three-to-five-minute relation routine will be performed using pillows and weighted blankets for maximum calming and release.
Based on the evaluation goals of each client, yoga sessions will focus on:
- Brain-body connection
- Calming the nervous system through breathing techniques
- Core strengthening
- Muscle flexibility
Discover more about therapeutic yoga at ReClif, contact us to schedule a visit to our facility.