How yoga can improve focus, strength for those with disabilities

03/14/2012 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Educators, therapists and parents say the practice of yoga offers many benefits for children and adults with disabilities from improved focus to other physical improvements. An international program called Yoga for the Special Child aims to help children who have special needs, including cerebral palsy, autism and Down syndrome. "The knowledge of yoga for special needs is up, and there is more coming," said practitioner Karen Fakroddin.

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