Yoga helping kids with autism stay calm, focused

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NUTLEY, N.J. – The benefits of yoga are well understood, and now students with autism are experiencing it.

Kimie Mittman, a teacher with Good Vibes Yoga, says yoga is for everyone.

The students in Mittman’s class are from the Phoenix Center, a school designed for children with autism. Teachers have noticed that after their students do yoga, they are calmer and more focused in class.

Just like most yoga classes, students go through breathing exercises and poses to increase strength and flexibility.

At the end, they do the relaxation practice of Shavasana.

Learn more about how the students are responding to the yoga by watching the video.