Dr. Shamanthakamani Narendran M.D. (pead), Ph.D. (yoga science) STRESS MANAGEMENT IN CHILDREN BY YOGA THERAPY
New insights into the needs of children in their growth and development and physical, mental, emotional and also spiritual...
The richness of the heritage of yoga and spirituality is gaining sharper focus through modern scientific research.  The wi...
Children now face stressful situations at a more early age. It has a huge impact on the child’s personality and maturity. ...
HOW DO STRESSED CHILDREN REACT? TENSION OUTLETS Destructive activity, fear, anger, anxiety, temper, tantrums, aggressive, ...
HOW DO STRESSED CHILDREN REACT?   TENSION OUTLETS Disbelief in God and ethical values Spiritual   Solitary behavior, mistr...
<ul><li>If not recognised and treated, it will lead to </li></ul><ul><li>Health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Psychosocial co...
<ul><li>Respiratory training – Pranayama (breathing and energy flow),  </li></ul><ul><li>Postural training – Asana (physic...
BENEFITS  OF EACH TRAINING
RESPIRATORY TRAINING  PRANAYAMA <ul><li>Normalizes breathing rate  </li></ul><ul><li>Allows uniformity of breathing </li><...
POSTURAL TRAINING ASANAS   <ul><li>Increases the threshold of muscular excitability </li></ul><ul><li>Quicker relaxation a...
RELAXATION TRAINING  <ul><li>Increases body awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Calms the mind </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces aggressio...
CONCENTRATION TRAINING  <ul><li>Increases memory </li></ul><ul><li>Improves discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses attention...
MEDITATION TRAINING  <ul><li>Silences the mind </li></ul><ul><li>Removes negative feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Increases sel...
SPECIFIC DETAILS  OF THE  YOGA TRAINING SESSIONS
Loosening exercises  <ul><li>Shake down </li></ul><ul><li>Hands stretch </li></ul><ul><li>Forward/backward bending </li></...
<ul><li>Tiger breath </li></ul><ul><li>Dog breath </li></ul><ul><li>Sighing tree “ha” </li></ul><ul><li>Lion roar (Simha G...
<ul><li>Tree (Vrukshasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Dancer (Natarajasana) </li></ul>Balancing Asana <ul><li>Monkey - Palms to fee...
<ul><li>Cobra series ( Bhujangasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Crocodile  (Makarasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Bow (Dhanurasana) </li></...
<ul><li>Nostril Breathing (Anuloma Viloma) </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shuddhi)  </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Finger focusing (Trataka) </li></ul><ul><li>Light focusing </li></ul>Focusing and gazing techniques  <ul><li>Insta...
RIGHT UPBRINGING  <ul><li>Yoga games </li></ul><ul><li>Skits </li></ul><ul><li>Story telling </li></ul><ul><li>Slokas/Devo...
Do not expect children to become adults Do not rob them of their  innocence and joyful play
Technique of asanas
Jogging Through the Jungle   <ul><li>First we will jog through the jungle. Stand up and begin jogging.  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Ride your Bumpy Camel   <ul><li>Begin by sitting with your legs crossed. Take hold of your outside ankle. This is your sad...
COBRA POSE <ul><li>Lie on your stomach. Put your hands on the floor under your shoulders. </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch your u...
ELEPHANT <ul><li>Stand up. Bend forward with your arms  </li></ul><ul><li>hanging down.  </li></ul><ul><li>Clasp your hand...
FISH POSE <ul><li>Now let’s relax like a lazy fish.  </li></ul><ul><li>Sit on or between your heels.  </li></ul><ul><li>No...
Train   <ul><li>Let’s take a train to a jungle far away from here. Sit with your legs crossed.  </li></ul><ul><li>Bring yo...
<ul><li>Keep switching arms and punching out.  </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to your breath--does it sound like train wheels? N...
Air Walk   <ul><li>Lie down on your back.  </li></ul><ul><li>Begin to walk in the air. Keep your right leg straight and li...
To Be Is To Breathe   <ul><li>One thing that everyone does is breathe.  </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t even have to think abo...
Birthday Candles   <ul><li>Sit with your legs crossed and  </li></ul><ul><li>your back straight. Breathe in deeply.  </li>...
Candle Pose   <ul><li>This is also called shoulder stand. Lie down on your back.  </li></ul><ul><li>Lift your legs and low...
<ul><li>Breathe in and out and keep straightening by walking your hands further up your back.  </li></ul><ul><li>If you ne...
Sliding Board   <ul><li>Sit with your feet in front of you and your hands in back on the floor.  </li></ul><ul><li>Breathe...
Deep Relaxation   <ul><li>Now lie down onto your back with your legs straight and arms at your sides.  </li></ul><ul><li>T...
<ul><li>As you breathe out, imagine the waves going back out to sea.  </li></ul><ul><li>Keep breathing with the waves for ...
<ul><li>Breathe and relax for a minute, allowing the seagulls to come. </li></ul><ul><li>Deep relaxation after yoga helps ...
MEDITATION <ul><li>Sit with your legs crossed or in lotus pose, and put your hands on your knees.  </li></ul><ul><li>Keep ...
<ul><li>Go on for a minute or two. Then inhale, exhale and do the same for &quot;yes&quot;.  </li></ul><ul><li>Get out all...
Specific Practices
ADOLESCENCE  Pavanamuktasana Paschimotanasana Sarvangasana Matsyasana Nowkasana
<ul><li>Menstrual disorders </li></ul>Badhakonasana Ardhakatichakrasana Straight Leg Raising
<ul><li>Backache, flatfeet, knee pain </li></ul>Chakrasana Salabhasana Ardhamatsyendrasana Dhanurasana Trikonasana
<ul><li>Cold, cough, nasal catarrh, tonsillitis,  bronchitis </li></ul>Chair breathing Bhujangasana Paschimotanasana Anulo...
<ul><li>Ophthalmic disorders  </li></ul>Trataka Eye rotation
<ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul>Badhakonasana Navasana Janusirasasana Ardha Matsyendrasana Dhanurasana Jatharaparivartanasana
<ul><li>Loss of memory </li></ul>Paschimotanasana Sirsasana Halasana Bhastrika Ujjai
<ul><li>Abdominal Pain  </li></ul>Mahaveerasana Veerasana  Trikonasana Straight leg raising Ustrasana
<ul><li>Headache  </li></ul>Nadi Sodhana Pranayama Urdhasarvangasana Paschimatanasana Savasana
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  • Stress Management in Children by Yoga Therapy.ppt

    1. 1. Dr. Shamanthakamani Narendran M.D. (pead), Ph.D. (yoga science) STRESS MANAGEMENT IN CHILDREN BY YOGA THERAPY
    2. 2. New insights into the needs of children in their growth and development and physical, mental, emotional and also spiritual progress is in the forefront. There is a shift in our approach to human health problems giving increasing attention towards behavioral and social aspect of child health.
    3. 3. The richness of the heritage of yoga and spirituality is gaining sharper focus through modern scientific research. The wisdom of the East is being restated in a terminology that is familiar to the west. Dissemination of research findings has played a vital role in establishing the efficacy of the integrated approach of yoga therapy.
    4. 4. Children now face stressful situations at a more early age. It has a huge impact on the child’s personality and maturity. If affects their coping ability for latter part of their lives.
    5. 5. HOW DO STRESSED CHILDREN REACT? TENSION OUTLETS Destructive activity, fear, anger, anxiety, temper, tantrums, aggressive, irritable Emotional Poor memory, poor concentration Mental Bedwetting, eating disorders, stammering, diarrhea, back pain Physical
    6. 6. HOW DO STRESSED CHILDREN REACT? TENSION OUTLETS Disbelief in God and ethical values Spiritual Solitary behavior, mistrust Social
    7. 7. <ul><li>If not recognised and treated, it will lead to </li></ul><ul><li>Health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Psychosocial complications </li></ul><ul><li>Triggers existing diseases </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Respiratory training – Pranayama (breathing and energy flow), </li></ul><ul><li>Postural training – Asana (physical postures), </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation training – (guided relaxation techniques), </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration training – Trataka, </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation. </li></ul>YOGA PRACTICES
    9. 9. BENEFITS OF EACH TRAINING
    10. 10. RESPIRATORY TRAINING PRANAYAMA <ul><li>Normalizes breathing rate </li></ul><ul><li>Allows uniformity of breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum oxygen utilization </li></ul><ul><li>Increases concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Increases sensitivity </li></ul>
    11. 11. POSTURAL TRAINING ASANAS <ul><li>Increases the threshold of muscular excitability </li></ul><ul><li>Quicker relaxation and quicker reflexes. </li></ul><ul><li>Decreases muscular tension </li></ul><ul><li>Decreases inattention and impulsiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Increases stamina and strength </li></ul>
    12. 12. RELAXATION TRAINING <ul><li>Increases body awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Calms the mind </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces aggression </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces impulsivity </li></ul>
    13. 13. CONCENTRATION TRAINING <ul><li>Increases memory </li></ul><ul><li>Improves discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses attention </li></ul>
    14. 14. MEDITATION TRAINING <ul><li>Silences the mind </li></ul><ul><li>Removes negative feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Increases self-awareness </li></ul>
    15. 15. SPECIFIC DETAILS OF THE YOGA TRAINING SESSIONS
    16. 16. Loosening exercises <ul><li>Shake down </li></ul><ul><li>Hands stretch </li></ul><ul><li>Forward/backward bending </li></ul><ul><li>Side bending </li></ul><ul><li>Twisting </li></ul><ul><li>Neck rolling </li></ul><ul><li>Shoulder rolling </li></ul><ul><li>Face stretching </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Tiger breath </li></ul><ul><li>Dog breath </li></ul><ul><li>Sighing tree “ha” </li></ul><ul><li>Lion roar (Simha Garjana) </li></ul><ul><li>Bee humming breath (Brahmari) </li></ul><ul><li>Throat breathing (Ujjay breath) </li></ul>Breathing exercises
    18. 18. <ul><li>Tree (Vrukshasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Dancer (Natarajasana) </li></ul>Balancing Asana <ul><li>Monkey - Palms to feet (Padahasthasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Crescent Moon (Ardha Chandrasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Warrior Pose (Veerasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Triangle (Trikonasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Downward Dog (Adhomukha Svanasana) </li></ul>Standing Asana
    19. 19. <ul><li>Cobra series ( Bhujangasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Crocodile (Makarasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Bow (Dhanurasana) </li></ul>Prone Asana <ul><li>Camel (Ushtrasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Rabbit (Sasangasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Thunderbolt (Vajrasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Squat (Malasana) </li></ul><ul><li>Butterfly (Badhakonasana) </li></ul>Seated Asana
    20. 20. <ul><li>Nostril Breathing (Anuloma Viloma) </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shuddhi) </li></ul><ul><li>Bellows Breath (Bhastrika and Kapalabathi) </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Yoga Breath / sectional breathing (Vibhagha Pranayama) </li></ul>Pranayama
    21. 21. <ul><li>Finger focusing (Trataka) </li></ul><ul><li>Light focusing </li></ul>Focusing and gazing techniques <ul><li>Instant relaxation technique </li></ul><ul><li>Deep relaxation technique </li></ul>Relaxation techniques <ul><li>OM - AAA, UUU, MMM </li></ul><ul><li>Silence </li></ul>Meditation techniques
    22. 22. RIGHT UPBRINGING <ul><li>Yoga games </li></ul><ul><li>Skits </li></ul><ul><li>Story telling </li></ul><ul><li>Slokas/Devotional songs </li></ul><ul><li>Diet and Hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle changes </li></ul>
    23. 23. Do not expect children to become adults Do not rob them of their innocence and joyful play
    24. 24. Technique of asanas
    25. 25. Jogging Through the Jungle <ul><li>First we will jog through the jungle. Stand up and begin jogging. </li></ul><ul><li>Lift your knees high and breathe deep. </li></ul><ul><li>We are jogging through the thick green jungle. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s keep jogging for a minute. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Ride your Bumpy Camel <ul><li>Begin by sitting with your legs crossed. Take hold of your outside ankle. This is your saddle. </li></ul><ul><li>Breathe in deeply as you stretch your </li></ul><ul><li>body forward, chest and stomach out. </li></ul><ul><li>Breathe out as you slump back, spine </li></ul><ul><li>is curved, chest is caved in. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep moving this way and get faster </li></ul><ul><li>and faster. </li></ul><ul><li>Bumpy Camel gives you a flexible spine. </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps your back muscles relaxed and </li></ul><ul><li>strong. Helps you digest your food. </li></ul>
    27. 27. COBRA POSE <ul><li>Lie on your stomach. Put your hands on the floor under your shoulders. </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch your upper body up high, with your arms straight and your stomach resting on the ground. </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch your head as far back as you can and HISS! You are a very fierce cobra snake! Keep stretching and hissing on the exhale for a minute. </li></ul><ul><li>Then breathe in and lift your tail up. Try to bring your head and tail close together. </li></ul>
    28. 28. ELEPHANT <ul><li>Stand up. Bend forward with your arms </li></ul><ul><li>hanging down. </li></ul><ul><li>Clasp your hands together, with fingers interlocked. </li></ul><ul><li>Now walk around the room, bent over, and swinging your trunk. </li></ul><ul><li>After a minute, stretch your trunk high up into the air, lean back and let out a big elephant sound like a horn! </li></ul>
    29. 29. FISH POSE <ul><li>Now let’s relax like a lazy fish. </li></ul><ul><li>Sit on or between your heels. </li></ul><ul><li>Now gently lie back so that your back and head are flat on the ground. </li></ul><ul><li>Let your arms be relaxed by your sides. </li></ul><ul><li>Breathe and feel like a cozy fish in the water. </li></ul><ul><li>Relax for a minute. </li></ul>
    30. 30. Train <ul><li>Let’s take a train to a jungle far away from here. Sit with your legs crossed. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your arms to your sides with your elbows bent. </li></ul><ul><li>Make fists of your hands. As you punch one arm out straight in front, breathe in. </li></ul><ul><li>As you punch the other arm out, bring the first arm back to your side and breathe out powerfully through your nose. </li></ul>
    31. 31. <ul><li>Keep switching arms and punching out. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to your breath--does it sound like train wheels? Now breathe in deeply, and breathe out, as our train arrives at it’s destination. </li></ul>
    32. 32. Air Walk <ul><li>Lie down on your back. </li></ul><ul><li>Begin to walk in the air. Keep your right leg straight and lift it up as you lift the left arm. </li></ul><ul><li>Breathe in as you lift, breathe out as your arm and leg go down. </li></ul><ul><li>Then inhale again and lift the left leg and the right arm together. Exhale down. Keep going. </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch straight up toward the sky. </li></ul><ul><li>Air Walk balances the two sides of your brain, and helps you think better. </li></ul>
    33. 33. To Be Is To Breathe <ul><li>One thing that everyone does is breathe. </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t even have to think about it--it just happens! </li></ul><ul><li>But have you ever taken a deep breath on purpose, say, to smell a beautiful rose? </li></ul><ul><li>That is called being aware of your breath. </li></ul><ul><li>When you do it often, you feel happier and more relaxed. </li></ul><ul><li>Here is a breathing exercise for you to try. </li></ul>
    34. 34. Birthday Candles <ul><li>Sit with your legs crossed and </li></ul><ul><li>your back straight. Breathe in deeply. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine seeing your birthday cake with all its bright candles, and blow them out, breathing out strongly through the mouth. </li></ul><ul><li>As you inhale through your nose, stretch the arms up and out. </li></ul><ul><li>As you blow out strongly through your mouth, bring them back together at the center of your chest. </li></ul>
    35. 35. Candle Pose <ul><li>This is also called shoulder stand. Lie down on your back. </li></ul><ul><li>Lift your legs and lower back high into the air. </li></ul><ul><li>Support your back by putting your hands on your back near your waist with your elbows on the floor. </li></ul><ul><li>Push yourself up so that you are resting </li></ul><ul><li>on your shoulders. </li></ul><ul><li>Be a very straight candle. </li></ul>
    36. 36. <ul><li>Breathe in and out and keep straightening by walking your hands further up your back. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need help, ask someone to &quot;spot&quot; you. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure when you come down that you roll out slowly. Inch your back down first, then your legs. </li></ul><ul><li>Exhale as you come out. (Hold for 15-30 seconds) </li></ul><ul><li>Candle Pose relaxes your stomach, heart, lungs and all your inside organs because they get to &quot;float&quot; upside down for a while. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to relax your shoulders and neck while in this pose. </li></ul>
    37. 37. Sliding Board <ul><li>Sit with your feet in front of you and your hands in back on the floor. </li></ul><ul><li>Breathe in and push yourself up into a kind of backwards push-up. </li></ul><ul><li>Make yourself into a perfectly straight sliding board by pushing your stomach up and point your toes away from you. </li></ul><ul><li>Sliding Board makes your arms, </li></ul><ul><li>legs, and stomach muscles strong. </li></ul>
    38. 38. Deep Relaxation <ul><li>Now lie down onto your back with your legs straight and arms at your sides. </li></ul><ul><li>The palms of your hands are facing up, and resting on the floor. </li></ul><ul><li>Close your eyes and breathe gently. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine you are lying on the beach. </li></ul><ul><li>The warm sand feels so comfortable on your back. </li></ul><ul><li>Feel the sun warming up your whole body. </li></ul><ul><li>As you breathe in, listen! It sounds like the waves coming up to the shore. </li></ul>
    39. 39. <ul><li>As you breathe out, imagine the waves going back out to sea. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep breathing with the waves for another moment or two. </li></ul><ul><li>Now, in your open hands, imagine you have some birdseed for the seagulls. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine the seagulls circling around you. </li></ul><ul><li>They want to come down and take the birdseed, but they feel a little afraid. Make yourself very peaceful and quiet so they will know you are a friend. </li></ul>
    40. 40. <ul><li>Breathe and relax for a minute, allowing the seagulls to come. </li></ul><ul><li>Deep relaxation after yoga helps to enhance the effects of the exercises. </li></ul><ul><li>It also promotes rejuvenation right down to the cellular level. </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation allows children to express all their negative and positive feelings. </li></ul>
    41. 41. MEDITATION <ul><li>Sit with your legs crossed or in lotus pose, and put your hands on your knees. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your spine straight and feel like a mountain, or pyramid. Close your eyes. </li></ul><ul><li>Think of all the times you wanted to say &quot;no&quot;, and say it now. </li></ul><ul><li>Say it fast, slow, soft, loud; </li></ul><ul><li>however you feel like it. </li></ul>
    42. 42. <ul><li>Go on for a minute or two. Then inhale, exhale and do the same for &quot;yes&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Get out all your &quot;NOs&quot;, then all your &quot;YESes&quot;, and feel GOOD! Really let yourself feel each no and yes. </li></ul><ul><li>Get into it and go! Inhale deeply to end, then exhale and relax. Feel refreshed! </li></ul>
    43. 43. Specific Practices
    44. 44. ADOLESCENCE Pavanamuktasana Paschimotanasana Sarvangasana Matsyasana Nowkasana
    45. 45. <ul><li>Menstrual disorders </li></ul>Badhakonasana Ardhakatichakrasana Straight Leg Raising
    46. 46. <ul><li>Backache, flatfeet, knee pain </li></ul>Chakrasana Salabhasana Ardhamatsyendrasana Dhanurasana Trikonasana
    47. 47. <ul><li>Cold, cough, nasal catarrh, tonsillitis, bronchitis </li></ul>Chair breathing Bhujangasana Paschimotanasana Anuloma Acute attack of asthma
    48. 48. <ul><li>Ophthalmic disorders </li></ul>Trataka Eye rotation
    49. 49. <ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul>Badhakonasana Navasana Janusirasasana Ardha Matsyendrasana Dhanurasana Jatharaparivartanasana
    50. 50. <ul><li>Loss of memory </li></ul>Paschimotanasana Sirsasana Halasana Bhastrika Ujjai
    51. 51. <ul><li>Abdominal Pain </li></ul>Mahaveerasana Veerasana Trikonasana Straight leg raising Ustrasana
    52. 52. <ul><li>Headache </li></ul>Nadi Sodhana Pranayama Urdhasarvangasana Paschimatanasana Savasana
    53. 53. THANK YOU
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