If you or your child suffer from ADD, you probably tried every drug on the market. Like everything in life, to find a real solution to a challenge, you need to work hard at it and it will take time.
Kids with ADD will initially struggle with yoga poses. Their minds will quickly look for something new and focusing might feel like the hardest thing to do. The mind in the beginning will be like a pinball machine, bouncing from wall to wall. If you keep it up for long enough, yoga will help balance the production of neurotransmitters in the brain and reduce stress levels. Yoga promotes a mind body connection that a lot of children diagnosed with ADD or ADHD lack.
Yes, pharmaceutical drugs like Retalin is an instant ‘solution’ whilst yoga will take at least a year, but don’t you want to deal with the source rather than just treat the symptoms? After all, there is no drug that can cure ADD. Natural is always better.
Yoga for kids not only help with ADD, it also builds confidence, flexibility, strength, balance metabolism and it’s a lot of fun.
Join Tegan on Saturdays from 11:15 to 12:15, 3 – 12 years old. We are located next to the Ryk Neethling swim school on 3 Forssman Road, Kyalami, next to the Kyalami Race Track in Midrand.