A group of clients have started attending a weekly Yoga class!
At its most basic, Yoga is simply the process of paying attention to the present moment and calming the mind. Yes, it’s physical, but it can have positive effects on the mind too. The aim is to help the person doing Yoga to experience stress-reduction, happiness and overall wellbeing.
People with Autism can experience high levels of anxiety, especially in noisy or crowded situations. For some, even being ‘stressed out’ becomes the norm, so Yoga can help to relax and calm them.
The knock-on benefits of Yoga for people with Autism are more than you might imagine; some positive effects of regular Yoga include:
• Quality and quantity of sleep
• Physical strength, muscle tone and balance
• Ability to go from one activity to another without stress.
So what a brilliant activity for our clients to do – it might be just once a week that clients get to do it but its benefits will last a lot longer than that.