Hindus have commended award-winning Trident Health hospital system for launching free Yoga Summer Camp for Kids with Special Needs in Charleston, South Carolina.
“A growing body of research indicates some children with special needs benefit from yoga…classes are appropriate for children who have high-functioning autism, high-functioning cerebral palsy, ADHD and ADD… If there’s an interest in our classes this year we hope to offer them each summer,” Trident Health announcement states.
Welcoming Trident Health for offering this free yoga camp, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a recent statement in Nevada, urged all hospital systems in South Carolina to introduce free multi-beneficial yoga programs for the communities they serve.
Yoga, referred as “a living fossil”, was a mental and physical discipline for everybody to share and benefit from, whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization, Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, noted.
Rajan Zed further said that yoga, although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, was a world heritage and liberation powerhouse to be utilized by all. According to Patanjali who codified it in Yoga Sutra, yoga was a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and psychical.
According to US National Institutes of Health, yoga may help one to feel more relaxed, be more flexible, improve posture, breathe deeply, and get rid of stress. According to “2016 Yoga in America Study”, about 37 million Americans (which included many celebrities) now practice yoga; and yoga is strongly correlated with having a positive self image. Yoga was the repository of something basic in the human soul and psyche, Zed added.
Starting July 24, this Camp for children aged 4-10 years will end on August 7. Instructors include pediatric occupational therapist Anne Schneider and pediatric physical therapist Emily Szymkowicz.
The Trident Health hospital system, whose services include an award-winning Heart Center, claims to provide care to nearly 375,000 South Carolina Lowcountry residents each year “committed to the care and improvement of human life”. Todd Gallati is CEO.