Yoga helps autistic kids deal with stress

BRIDGEWATER — Aiya Peters rolls back and forth on her back, pulling her feet up to her nose and giggling a glorious giggle.

“They’re stinky!” the six­-year- old laughed.

“Can I get another ice cream?” she asked, squirming over to her mother, lying quiet­ly on the mat beside her.

“Mommy, I love you,” she said, snuggling in for a cuddle.

Seconds later, she’s scampering about again. “Mommy, I have a new friend!

“For her mom, Elsa Veinot, those are beautiful words.Mother and daughter are at a yoga class for children with autism that’s run by the South Shore regional school board.

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Six-year-old Alexander Mitchell of Dallas has trouble keeping up with other kids.

As a child with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, a condition on the autism spectrum, Alexander struggles to control body movements and use appropriate social interactions.

But he’s flourishing in Lynne Silberman’s yoga program for special-needs kids, says his mother, Kellie Baker-Mitchell.

via Kids with Down syndrome, autism and other special-needs kids find calm and balance through yoga classes | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Family | Health | Dallas Morning News.