Sensory Yoga An Introduction

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Join Viera for this introductory session of Sensory Yoga , part of the MovementWorks On Demand Library.

Sensory yoga includes yoga practices of movement, breathing and relaxation combined with sound, rhythm and sensory integration techniques. The movements practiced in Yoga are more than just stretching, they strengthen musculature and core stability, stimulate circulatory and immune systems. Coupled with breathing exercises they also calm the mind and reduce stress and anxiety. These sessions provide a complementary approach to MovementWorks® evidenced based dance practice. Yoga is a powerful healing tool, now scientifically proven to have beneficial effects on the brain, emotions and neuro system including enhanced sensory integration, self-awareness and regulation; these improvements are key to creating new conditions for learning..

Further information is provided below. 

Join Viera in this Introduction to Sensory Yoga session,
part of the MovementWorks® On Demand Library

Sensory yoga includes yoga practices of movement, breathing and relaxation combined with sound, rhythm and sensory integration techniques. The movements practiced in Yoga are more than just stretching, they strengthen musculature and core stability, stimulate circulatory and immune systems. Coupled with breathing exercises they also calm the mind and reduce stress and anxiety. These sessions provide a complementary approach to MovementWorks® evidenced based dance practice. Yoga is a powerful healing tool, now scientifically proven to have beneficial effects on the brain, emotions and neuro system including enhanced sensory integration, self-awareness and regulation; these improvements are key to creating new conditions for learning.

The session follows a structured format and starts and ends with a Namaste song.
1. Warm up which includes 'Hello Body' the Sa Ta Na Ma song with movements to follow 'Hari Om and the Sun Dance, including singing and movements,
2. Yoga Poses and Moves: Viera guides participants through the steps of each pose and moves seamlessly from one to the other
3. Calm Down Poses and Moves: As with the previous, the transition between the moves runs fluidly and also includes a song with actions.
4. Quiet time: As participants rest peacefully, Viera guides them through a mediation.
Yogic breathing is practised throughout in between moves and poses and one of the Yoga poses includes a positive affirmation / mantra.

Who is it for?
Everyone! From young children to adults. This type of yoga is extremely beneficial especially with autistic individuals and those with a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Who can use this session?
Everyone! It can be used in an educational setting, in groups and at home; please see below, some examples of who will find this session useful / beneficial:

  • Early years providers (nurseries, childminders etc.)
  • Playgroups / Parent and child groups
  • Schools, both Primary and Secondary
  • Special Schools / Groups / Organisations who deal with autistic individuals and those with additional needs
  • In the home - for all the family

To get the most from this session
For the maximum benefit, participants should access this session on a regular basis. The more they practice, the greater the benefit. We also have another Sensory Yoga session that follows the same structure but with different poses and moves. For more information, please click on the following link: Sensory Yoga Session Two.

PLEASE NOTE!
A responsible adult needs to be present while the children, young people and vulnerable adults are taking part. If the session is being used in a group situation, there must be a suitable ratio of adults to ensure that each individual receives any support they may need as they move through the session. 

To find out more about MovementWorks On Demand and view our other currently available sessions, please visit our dedicated webpage by clicking on the button below.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ - HEALTH AND SAFETY: 
You should only participate if you are healthy enough to do so. Anyone who is pregnant or with a pre-existing medical condition should take advice from their medical practitioner.

A responsible adult must be in the room at all times during the session to ensure the health and safety of any children or vulnerable adults taking part.

You must make sure you and/or your child(ren) are in a safe space, free of trip hazards and obstructions to allow you and the child(ren) to move around safely while being able to have a clear view of the screen to follow Ali in the session.

But the most important thing of all... is to have FUN

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