Is Yoga a potential treatment for ADHD?

Posted on June 16, 2018

Yoga is well known for its calming effects and is a popular way of relieving stress. Its benefits to people with ADHD also extends beyond the yoga session. Some studies have shown that consistent yoga sessions help to alleviate some of the symptoms of ADHD, and yoga is now viewed as a possible treatment of ADHD.

Mindfulness skills learnt through yoga sessions help adults and children with ADHD to focus better and also improves their adaptive skills.

Yoga practices are convenient and only requires a yoga mat. Yoga videos catered to children with ADHD can be found online and are easily accessible, which makes it convenient and affordable to practice.

Apart from its benefits to children with ADHD, yoga also aids their parents in their interactions with their children. Parents can respond to their children with ADHD in a more relaxed and composed manner. Mutual reinforcements occur when both parents and children with ADHD practice yoga.

Category(s):Adult ADHD, Meditation

Source material from CHADD