Why is Yogapeutics different than the rest? For starters, it is founded and developed by a sensory integration occupational therapist by the name of Lindsey Lieneck, OTR. This in itself sets it apart! The activities and poses have been developed with not only the foundation and theory of yoga and aerial yoga, but with an emphasis on what the brain and nervous system needs for enrichment and self-regulation. When one incorporates these incredible techniques and benefits with the foundation and theory of sensory integration...you have created the most beautiful and beneficial combination for a true therapeutic outcome!
The Sensory Benefits of Yogapeutics
The vestibular system is activated the entire time one is suspended in the hammock. The amount and intensity of the vestibular input is variable, and controlled by the child, depending on the sensory needs at that moment.
The body receives an incredible dose of full body proprioception while different muscles are engaged in different poses. Additional proprioception is also achieved through ongoing joint compression and traction.
Head inversion is such an incredible tool for self-regulation, and a very common position in Yogapeutics.
The use of the suspended hammock allows for an excellent opportunity to place the spine in traction.
Full body deep pressure touch is ongoing and variable depending on the position in the hammock. One can also simply get cozy in the hammock for a nice calming and soothing dose of full body deep pressure touch in full flexion.
Body awareness, body in space, and motor planning are facilitated and promoted while engaged in the poses.
Prone extension and full body flexion body sensorimotor positions are used throughout the activities.
Yogapeutics promotes meaningful, purposeful, and FUNctional activity...which is when the brain responds the best!
Most importantly, Yogapeutics is a great tool for all sensory kids! It provides a very powerful dose of sensory input via the power sensations in a calm, quiet, low key environment...the best of both sensory worlds!
Extra PERKS exclusive to you when you purchase your hammock through Yogapeutics:
Demonstration and instructional videos created by Lindsey Lieneck, OTR
A unique "squishy pad", which is like a small, thick yoga mat that can be used to increase comfort or support specific poses.
The hammocks are made in a very specific shade of blue. Research indicates it has a calming effect psychologically, and also stimulates creativity.
Here is one of the demonstration/instructional videos for you to preview...Monkey Hang!