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.
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:-
• Cod liver oil
So these are the yoga asanas and food to eat for people who have Autism.