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The Benefits Of Yoga For ADHD


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Exercise is a great remedy for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. However, have you ever tried yoga for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Believe it or not there are many benefits. This article will describe the benefits of yoga for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. They include a focus on the mind-body connection and a reduction in hyperactivity.

Focusing On The Mind-Body Connection

On a first note, the first benefit of including yoga in your daily routine, whether or not you are an adult or a child, is that yoga enables you to establish a better mind-body connection. According to adhd.newlifeoutlook.com, “Perhaps the most powerful change that comes out of a regular yoga practice is a newfound sense of self-control, which stems from a better understanding of how the mind and body are connected.” To explain further, through the establishment of a mind-body connection through the practice of yoga exercises, you are able to establish a sense of wholeness and better able to connect with your inner senses. This will enable you to feel better about yourself. On an more important note, especially if you are experiencing symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, your symptoms are more likely to lessen if you practice yoga exercises.

A Reduction In Hyperactivity

In addition to a focus on the mind-body connection, another benefit of yoga for those who struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a reduction in hyperactivity. Do you struggle with constant restlessness and hyperactivity? Try yoga exercises. According to adhd.newlifeoutlook.com, “Many ADHD children have problems with fidgeting and outbursts of energy at inappropriate times, symptoms that are particularly difficult to control. Yoga’s focus on rhythmic breathing can train the brain to stay still and strengthen the central nervous system. The muscle stretching and strengthening in every yoga practice help children exert pent-up energy, too.” Therefore, in other words, by strengthening your brain, you can also strengthen your body, as well. In return, this will help to “exert pent-up energy,” as well, according to adhd.newlifeoutlook.com.

Conclusion

To conclude this article, any type of exercise can be considered an effective tool for the symptom management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. However, on another note, yoga can be considered an especially effective tool for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It enables individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to establish a mind-body connection, in addition to reducing hyperactivity.

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The Benefits Of Yoga For ADHD


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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Walters, L. (2016). The Benefits Of Yoga For ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 3, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2016/08/the-benefits-of-yoga-for-adhd/

 

Last updated: 29 Aug 2016
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