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Yoga for Autism
10 Apr

Yoga for Autism

What is Autism?

Autism is a complex neurobehavioral disorder that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors.


Symptoms of autism:-

Significant problems developing nonverbal communication skills.

Failure to make a connection with children the same age.

Lack of interest in sharing success with other people.

People with autism may seem difficult to understand another person's feelings, such as pain or sorrow.

Lack of, learning to talk.

Problems are taking steps to start a conversation.

Repetitive use of the same language.

People with autism often repeat over, and over a phrase, they have heard previously (echolalia).

Difficulty understanding their listener's perspective. 

For example, a person with autism may not realize that someone is using humor. 

They may interpret the communication word for word and fail to catch the implied meaning.

An unusual focus on pieces. 


Current Scenario of Autism:-

Prevalence of Autism: Between 1 in 500 (2/1,000) to 1 in 166 children (6/1,000) have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (Center for Disease Control). 

Prevalence Rate: Approx. 1 in 500 or 0.20% or more than 2,160,000 people in India. 

Autism is more common than Down Syndrome, which occurs in 1 out of 800 births.

Source:- www.rehabcouncil.nic.in


   Yoga For Autism 

1. Tree Pose:-

Tree pose develops concentration and improves balance. 

It also strengthens the ankles, calves, and thighs.


2. Warrior Pose:-

A warrior pose strengthens the core, increases balance and focus. 

It stretches the various muscles in the chest, shoulders, and legs, relieving any pain. 

It helps improve self-confidence as well.


3. Ragdoll Pose:-

Ragdoll pose is an active pose in yoga for children with autism.


4. Cat-Cow Pose:-

The cat cow pose gently massages the internal organs and spine.

It also stretches the neck.


5. Lion’s Breath:-

This pose is used to relieve tension.

It represents the feeling of letting out all negative thoughts.

With the lion’s roar, a child is playfully made to release unwanted emotions.


What Food to eat in Autism:-

Yogurt

Cod liver oil

Bananas

Beans

Garlic

Onions


So these are the yoga asanas and food to eat for people who have Autism.


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