Yoga for Children with Burns Injuries
Yoga's benefits for children with burns injuries
Burns injuries can have a devastating impact on a person's self-concept, anxiety-levels, physical functioning, self-esteem and psychological functioning. In this linked study, an existing yoga kids program was evaluated to gain better understanding of the physical and psychosocial effects of a yoga practice among children between 6-12 years with burn injuries. Thirty children participated in a series of four (1 hour) yoga sessionsover the summer holiday period.
A Yoga Evaluation Questionnaire, designed for children, was used to evaluate perceptions of somatic and cognitive anxiety before and after each yoga session. Wonderfully, a decrease in somatic and cognitive anxiety was found in the yoga group suggesting that yoga may be a beneficial adjunct to treatment for children with burns injuries.