There are so many benefits that yoga brings to an autistic child. Please don’t just take my word for it, read the below articles and excerpts for yourself.
“Improvements in sensory integration, attention, sensory defensiveness, and increased verbal receptivity for commands related to spatial perception are reported…Working to improve brain function directly through Yoga may improve behavior better than focusing on the problem.”
Relaxation response-based yoga improves functioning in young children with autism: a pilot study
Department of Psychiatry, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT, USA featured in the U.S. National Library of Medicine
“A movement-based, modified RR program, involving yoga and dance, showed efficacy in treating behavioral and some core features of autism, particularly for latency-age children.”
“I like yoga because it makes my body feel safe.” — 6 year old with autism”