Many children on the autism spectrum have difficulty processing and organizing sensory input from their nervous systems. Traditional therapy
techniques for autistic children tend to use external techniques of sensory integration, providing stimulation to the tactile (sense of touch), vestibular (movement and gravity) and proprioceptive (awareness of one’s body in space) systems.
Yoga is a promising therapy for autistic children. Yoga improves sensory processing and enhances one’s sense of personal space, improves gross motor skills and the ability to transition from one activity to another, develops self esteem, and improves communication and relationship skills.