Yoga helps children with ADD/ADHD calm their bodies and increase focus and attention while reducing anxiety.
ADHD is a disorder of the executive functions of the brain relating to regulation of emotion, impulse control, attention, self-restraint, organization, behavior management and time management.
Yogic breathing techniques (pranayama) work to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and engage communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Yoga connects breath with movement, and helps sustain attention and control. This helps our brains to slow down and create space between thought and action. Restless energy is eased both through cleansing breaths, and muscle contraction and expansion.