Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy

Our Success Story
"Shelly was able to get proper eye exam. We counted to 20 slowly to keep her in position. Thank you for doing yoga & meditation with her. I'm sure it has helped her progress to this point. You are amazing & have improved my daughter quality of life so much!! I wanted you to know how much we appreciate you. I never realized how much an amazing PT could impact Shelly's ability to try new things, and to feel better inside. You bring her peace & that is everything."

Bridging Yoga and Healthcare

As a leader in the growing field of yoga therapy, Little Champs Therapy & Yoga is committed to advancing yoga therapy education, training, and research, and the professional development to its clients.

The practice of yoga for children, siblings and families with autism and other special needs teaches many skills. Perhaps one of the most important elements of yoga for families with special needs is teaching them coping skills and how to respond to stress, tension, worry, anxiety and depression.

What is happening inside your child’s body?

Many children with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy and ADHD experience great levels of anxiety and depression. When we are anxious we activate the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the fight or flight response. When we are in a sympathetic state, our heart rate increases and we typically exhibit heavy chest breathing, which can lead to anxiety attacks or hyperventilation. Being in a constant state of sympathetic arousal can negatively impact our health. We can develop digestive problems, irregular sleep patterns, tension in our muscles and joints, weakened immune system, anger or agitation, difficulty coping, social withdrawal, OCD behaviors and a various other issues.

What is the solution?

Yoga and meditation can help teach children specific breathing strategies and poses to support them in activating the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for rest and relaxation so they may live calmer, happier and healthier lives. Children can use meditation techniques to get through a difficult task or exercise, such as using the “Om” technique while performing a deep stretch.
Our trained therapists at Little Champs Therapy and Yoga incorporate these practices into every sessions, at no extra cost.

More Benefits of Yoga

  • Decrease anxiety and depression
  • Increase relaxation
  • Improve sleep
  • Support healthy digestion
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Improve circulation
  • Therapeutic for thyroid conditions
  • improve mood
  • Support positive behavior
  • Support sensory integration