Yoga and ADD —– ADD Tip of the day 178

Yoga seems particularly beneficial for ADD.  Have never tried it personally but have seen others benefit from it.  It is suggested to relieve stress and to make one more aware of and in control of the body, which might help with clumsiness for example.  But doesn’t it make sense that it also would affect the basal ganglia and the cerebellum, which are involved in coordinating movements and in balance, and which have been implicated as where the ADD or ADHD miswiring lives. And it would also seem related to the concept of balance or juggling programs alleged to help with ADD.

Yoga is not in my area of expertise.  You might check out this site from an ADD coach        doug     

think i might write about ritalin next, probably

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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2 Responses to Yoga and ADD —– ADD Tip of the day 178

  1. Jonathan Taylor says:

    I have ADHD and practice yoga. It helps with focus and calming, much like meditation. It also makes my back pain go away, so it removes a distraction.


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