There’s a theme this week and we’re gonna go with it. Our hearts are already feeling pretty toasty.
Whether you’re a parent, have a family member, or know someone who’s been diagnosed, we can bet you realize living with Autism can be a bumpy ride laden with obstacles. And we’re pretty sure most of you would do anything to help the kids grow and learn to live better lives. Some of you might even be yoga teachers.
And so it gives us supreme pleasure to bring you news of this good nature. Dallas Texans are finding the therapeutic side of yoga to benefit special needs kids, helping them to make new discoveries about themselves and the world around them. And really that’s more than you could ask for…
“It really helps the children with special needs learning self control, body awareness,” said yoga therapist Lynne Silberman, an instructor at the Dallas Services Center, “It helps them to concentrate on breathing to control temper tantrums.”
“He’s more aware of his hands and his body space,” said Kellie Baker-Mitchell, whose son has autism. “I’m just delighted with the progress that he’s made.”
It may be a no-brainer to some of us yogsters, but the fact that more and more people are approaching yoga as therapy (especially down south! and across the country) and accepting it, well, that you could say is BIG potatoes.
Maybe THAT’s what Jenny McCarthy ought to tour her bod around for, write her next book about eh?