ADHD and Yoga – Select results from google search

I did google search for ADHD and Yoga and short listed the following webpages when a pediatrician came to my seminar. He wanted to learn ‘Focusing on breathing’ to explore the possibility of using it for his ADHD child patients, in addition to conventional medications.

Yoga therapy and children with ADHD – University of Vermont

“Practitioners thinking about using yoga and/or meditation therapy for children with ADHD should consider the belief system of the family, as well as the developmental readiness of the child before beginning a program. They should explore the child and parent perspective including what is motivating and feasible for them. Replicating these studies on a larger scale, using a single-case design, is necessary to prove the benefits of yoga for children with ADHD.”

Focus on ADHD – Yoga journal

“A 2006 German study found that children undergoing drug treatment for ADHD can greatly benefit from a yoga practice and that forward bends are particularly effective. “Forward bends increase exhalation by lengthening and deepening the breath,” says the study’s coauthor, Nicole Goldstein, M.D. “This is key in developing concentration.”

Deep Breathing to Decrease ADHD Symptoms and Anxiety

About the source website: Founded in 1998 by Ellen Kingsley, an award-winning journalist with a unique ability to convey credible information with empathy and inspiration, ADDitude magazine has provided clear, accurate, user-friendly information and advice from the leading experts and practitioners in mental health and learning for almost 10 years.

“Slow, relaxed breathing can help ADHD adults and attention deficit children clear their heads, increase focus and attention, and reduce anxiety.”  See (1).

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(1) Deepening and slowing the breaths

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