Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurobehavioral disorder that affects millions of children and adults in the United States. Some common symptoms include excessive daydreaming, forgetfulness, misplacing items often, inability to sit still, making careless (and often reckless) mistakes, finding it difficult to resist temptations, difficulty sharing and taking turns, and having a hard time getting along with others.
ADHD is typically treated with medications; either stimulants or non-stimulants depending on the type of ADHD diagnosis. An estimated of 2.5 million children (between age 4 – 7) are taking Ritalin, Straterra, Adderall XR, or a cocktail of medications to treat ADHD. It is unfortunate that such a great number of children and young adults are diagnosed with ADHD, but it does not have to be this way. In addition to modern medicine, symptoms of ADHD can be subsided, and possibly treated, with yoga.
“Not everyone believes in treating the symptoms of ADHD with medication, and many parents prefer a more natural approach like taking their children off food additives, preservatives and sugar…Although controversial and largely unproven, natural ADHD remedies include exercise, yoga, meditation, massage and dietary supplements.”
The National Resource on ADHD (CHADD), Health24
The video below provides a guided series of yoga poses such as Sucasana, Praynayam and Yjjayi to help you to cope with hyperactivity by improving focus and creating feelings of peace and serenity.
by Tara Blackburn.
Get the most out of this video by practicing these postures daily, 10 minutes everyday is all you need to bring back your focus, calm your mind, and feel happier.