~ How do you teach breathing techniques to someone who is non-verbal and you are unsure if they understand it or not?
In some circumstances, teaching breathing techniques may not be an option. If this is the case, then I opt to breathe for them by setting an example of an audible, calming, ocean-like breath.
~ How do you know if an individual is engaged mentally if they cannot verbalize that to you?
The individual typically focuses on the part of the body I am manipulating at the time, which normally causes them to be more aware of their own physical body and in-turn results in similar outcomes as that of fully verbalizing individuals.
~How do you know if an individual is able to meditate?
Meditation is about quieting the mind. My techniques afford a solemn experience that achieves the same outcome as if they were participating in a guided meditation session.
~ How can an individual with disabilities do yoga?
Yoga is not a simple series of movements and positions. It is about listening to your body at any given time and then doing what is best for your health. Traditional yoga movements and positions simply facilitate one’s journey to identify and focus on one’s health. My techniques modify a traditional yoga experience to achieve positive outcomes for differently-abled individuals.
~ What if an individual is non-verbal, therefore, they cannot tell you how their body is feeling?
My techniques account for this by using proven kinesics so that I may listen to their body for them and adjust their experience accordingly.