Trading Drugs For Downward Dog: Yoga Therapy As A Recovery Tool

By February 13, 2017Uncategorized

Recovery is all about stretching yourself in new ways, flipping your perspective, and finding a new source of inner peace. And so is yoga!

More than any other physical activity, yoga has been closely aligned with addiction treatment programs for many years, because of its potential to enrich and aid the experience of recovery.

Though the practice has been around for thousands of years, in hundreds of forms, it’s up to you to pick the elements that work best for your recovery journey.

Most simply, yoga can help addicts learn breathing techniques that can calm the mind and body. It’s a way to learn how to be centered and present, living life literally one breath at a time.

In addition, yoga meditation practices are a valuable tool for self-care. Guided meditations with an instructor, or even just sitting in stillness can be a way to connect with your Higher Power, and to let the worries of the day melt away.

On a more advanced level, incorporating yoga into your fitness regime can supercharge your recovery. You’ll learn to listen to your body, and how to work through uncomfortable situations. Not to mention, you’ll help rebuild and heal your physical frame after years of addiction abuse.

Of course, yoga is not part of any official Twelve Step program. But it’s just another of the many tools that you can use to build a life of recovery.

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