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Yoga

Yoga has become one of the most popular forms of exercise today. Not only does it give you physical wellness, it has been proven to be good for mental wellness too. At DSFI, we have a session of Yoga for persons with Down syndrome on a regular basis.This therapy requires active involvement of the parent/caretaker as more than a physical exercise it’s an attitude that needs to be cultivated.

The Yoga therapy: What we do


  • Chanting and Clapping as a game to aid in hand-eye-speech co-ordination.
  • Asana the physical postures help physiologically as these babies arrive with very many health complications. Working on the Entire Neuro-endocrine System, it regulates the hormones bringing about a balance psychologically as well.
  • Simple Breathing techniques aid the respiration due to the narrow and blocked nasal passage resulting nose-breathing as to the ‘general’ mouth-breathing habits. Breathing also brings about a balance in the left and Right hemispheres of the brain.
  • Kriya practices such as Netra Vyayam(eye exercises) and Tratak (a method of meditation that involves staring at a single point such as a small object or a flame) regulate pituitary and pineal glands decreasing the possibility of the Cataract by strengthening the Optic Nerve.
  • Nidra and Mudra’s allows the above practice to be assimilated and sealed not permitting the energy to dissipate. Keeping the child more alert during the rest of the day.

Initially though the Therapists needs to connect with the child assessing his/her own individuality. Trusting (the child as well as the self) that there shall be progress, accepting all the challenges fearlessly.
And last but not the least Love him/her without much expectations.