This article addresses an often misunderstood phenomenon—the plight of the emotionally challenged child—and how Yoga can make a difference in the healing process. An example of a working class plan for a small group is outlined, ready for a teacher, parent, or counselor to adapt to the needs of their children or students. Emotional impairment is often complicated by factors such as mental and psychological disturbances,post-traumatic stress, neglect, abuse, physical problems,or just being a part of the foster care and court systems,and Yoga can address many of the issues faced by this increasing population. Yoga as therapy, combined with the arts, makes good medicine and is a valuable complement or alternative to traditional treatment.

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