By practicing yoga therapy, children with disabilities can better understand the mind-body connection, says educator and yoga teacher Amy Iverson, owner of a Spokane, Wash., yoga studio that provides the therapy. Relaxation exercises help children stay calm and focused, and yoga poses help improve strength, balance and confidence, says Iverson, who has worked with children who have autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

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