Primitive reflexes develop in utero up to the first year of life within the nervous system of a child. Initially primitive reflexes are suppressed and should integrate during the first year of life. If a child's primitive reflexes do not integrate, then the reflex is considered a retained reflex and can effect a child's neurodevelopment. There are many possible signs that a primitive reflex is not integrated. If your child has not been evaluated for retained primitive reflexes, an occupational therapist can complete a full evaluation.
Sensory Integration exercises are a part of the Reflex Yoga program. Students of the program will learn the exercise and/or yoga poses that assist with varying primitive reflexes.*
~Fear Paralysis Reflex
~Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR)
~Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR)
~Tonic Labryrinthine Reflex (TLR)
~Palmer Grasp Reflex
*Please note that Ann Marie Devi is a yoga teacher and cannot diagnose, cure and/or treat attendees of the program for any illness and/or diagnosis of a disorder.