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April 6, 2011

Yoga for Children with Autism

Founder of BodyLogique, Barbara Gini discusses yoga for children with autism spectrum disorders. This in depth interview includes the benefits of yoga for children with autism, common adaptations of yoga poses, techniques to improve sensory integration, ways to promote social interaction, and underscores the importance of learning how to relax. Teachers, parents, therapists and aides who work with children with autism will greatly benefit from Barbara’s wealth of expertise.

Listen here [audio:http://www.elephantjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/yoga_for_autism.mp3]

Connect with Barbara via the BodyLogique blogFacebook or Twitter @BodyLogique.

If you enjoyed this interview visit Yogainmyschool.com on iTunes for many more that you can download to your iPod. Upcoming guests this spring include Lynn Hasselberger of myEARTH360Eoin Finn, Hari Bhajan Khalsa of YogaMint and more.

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Bob Weisenberg Apr 7, 2011 6:50pm

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Donna Freeman

Teacher, author and expert on yoga for kids and teens, Donna Freeman firmly believes that yoga can be done anywhere, by anyone, at anytime. She grew up in British Columbia, Canada but was introduced to yoga while living in Cape Town, South Africa during her nomad years. She is currently learning acroyoga with her kids and enjoys practicing tadasana while pumping gas or washing dishes. Bob Weisenberg describes her book Once Upon a Pose: A Guide to Yoga Adventure Stories for Children as indispensible. For more about yoga for kids and teens visit her website yogainmyschool.com or the Yogainmyschool.com facebook page