YOGA THERAPY IN CHILDREN
*Vd. Ganesh Baliramji Mande and Vd. Vijaykumar U. Gawai
Dating back more than 2,000 year, yoga is an ancient method of achieving mind, body and spiritual health. Today yoga has proven to be an effective form of therapy in our modern world. A growing body of research support yoga therapy as a mean for decreasing anxiety, stress and depression, while increasing coping, self-induced feeling of relaxation & powers of concentration and attention. Yoga therapy for children embraces the same theories and philosophies as adult yoga, but with a greater element of fun and playfulness when used as a form of therapy to help treat kids. The combination of breath & movement through various yoga postures improve balance and strengthens the entire body, as a result, yoga assists kids metabolic function & help the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and musculoskeletal system to function more effectively & efficiently. Breathing and meditation or relaxation techniques also help to lower blood pressure & improve mood and concentration. Some of the most common pediatric conditions, which can be treated by yoga therapy include, Anxiety, Chronic headaches, generalized pain, Grief/Depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, steep issue, sports injuries. Therefore in this article we focus on Yoga therapy in children.
Keywords: Yoga, Yoga in children, physical & mental health.
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