Best Practice of Yoga Sessions for Children with Special Needs and their Parents
Keywords:Yoga, Students with Special Needs, Focus, Positive Behavior
Yoga came from a Sanskrit word that means to draw together, to bind together; or to unite. It became popular with adults because it is said to be a meditative process of self-discovery and liberation. It eventually became a lifestyle and a way of life, but iican be beneficial for children with special needs. Aside from improving health and well-being, it can help improve focus and concentration of children. On the parent’s part it is an important activity to help them manage their child’s behavior and it can be an avenue for them to relax thus creating stress-free parenting. The best practice of guided meditation yoga sessions aims to improve the concentration and focus of children with specials needs when they are in class, they are more focused to do their tasks and can join sports competitions. It is also an outlet for children so that when theyare at home, they will be calmer and more comfortable because both the children and parents gained a bond in managing their condition. The effect of the yoga sessions in the focus and concentration of pupils has provided positive outcomes for children with special needs and their parents. Thestudents with special needs were less aggressive and became more focused. When the learners are more focused it can help increase classroom interaction and improve pupils understanding instructions especially in participating in sports. The number of parents getting involved in their children’s tasks also improved. It is expected that this best practice can help teachers, parents, and pupils improve focus and concentration which aids to produce positive behavior.
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