Pune: To help differently abled children, National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) recently published two books on the benefits of naturopathy and yoga for differently abled children.
The books were released on Friday by the State Commissioner For Persons With Disabilities Nitin Patil. Also present on the occasion were Director NIN, Satya Lakshmi and other officials.
Speaking on the occasion Patil said, "Naturopathy and yoga can help differently abled children lead a better life. Asanas and breathing practices have been used by many institutes as a therapeutic tool."
Patil assured that these books will be converted into Braille and audio formats so that it reaches maximum children. Satya Lakshmi too emphasised that on the occasion of Yoga Day, yoga instructors and doctors from NIN will visit five city-based schools working for differently abled students to conduct yoga sessions.
"On June 21, yoga instructors from NIN will visit VR Ruia School, The Poona School and Home For The Blind, Kamayani School, Apang Kalyankari Sanstha and Bal Kalyan Sanstha to conduct yoga classes," she added.
Kalidas Supate, Manager at Kamayani Udyog Kendra spoke about the benefits of yoga for differently abled children.
"It has been observed that children with mental disabilities improve with regular yoga practices. We measured three components of the students' IQ, ability to think logically, ability to socialise and ability to perform with their hands, which requires concentration. It was observed that children who performed yoga did better," he added.