Integrated Yoga Therapy
Many parents appear to be using complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) as no single intervention has proven effective in alleviating the core symptoms of ASD.
Integrated Yoga Therapy (IYT) comes under CAM therapies, which is non-invasive, without any harmful side effects and have long been practiced with therapeutic intention as a way of transforming both body & mind.
The term Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word “Yug” which means “unite”, referring to uniting body, mind and spirit. Scientists’ focus on yoga to date has been in the physical and measurable health benefits that result from a prolonged practice of yoga. But the goal of yoga practice is to attain a clear, fully actualized and integrated human being. Yoga makes no statement about any specific religious practices or spiritual beliefs and can be utilized to support all major faith traditions. The yoga model of health includes all dimensions of individuals human experience described.
IYT Yoga is a systematic body of knowledge concerned with the physiological and mental processes that change the physiology of the body through respiratory manipulation (breathing technique), postures (asanas) and cognitive controls (relaxation and meditation)
Principles of Yoga Therapy
Pranayama slows cardiovascular rhythms, improve spatial memory tasks. Planning, structured routine establish predictable routine Use of pictures (visual), physical manipulation (touch) very helpful to engage the mind and relax the body Asanas help the body to achieve homeostasis a state of balance and harmony.
IYT process addresses the Pancha Kosas - the five layered existence of the human body namely Annamaya kosa, Pranamaya Kosa, Manomaya Kosa, Vignanamaya Kosa & Anandamaya Kosa.