Mindfulness in yoga

Focused Mind

Focused Mind

“Yoga is different from other forms of exercise because it directs awareness to the body, breath, and feelings in each posture. A moving meditation, yoga therapy provides an opportunity to connect with a deeper sense of self. It teaches a child to observe his body—how it feels when he moves, when he is still, when he breathes, when he is agitated or calm. These are aspects of mindfulness.” (Goldberg, 2013, Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs, Norton, p.19) See more at Amazon.com


About Louise Goldberg, MA, ERYT

Louise Goldberg, MA, ERYT 500, a certified yoga teacher since 1981, is founder of Creative Relaxation® and owner of Relaxation Now LLC. Louise is the author of Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs, published by Norton Professional Books in August, 2013, and co-author of S.T.O.P. and Relax© 2006, Your Special Needs Yoga Toolbox. Her DVD Creative Relaxation® Yoga for Children© 2004 features children with ASD. She was also published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy in 2004 for her work with yoga in schools for general ed and ESE students.

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