National Yoga Month takes place in September along with National Recovery Month. This occasion provides an opportunity to talk about the profound healing benefits of yoga in the addiction treatment process and beyond. Yoga practice is more than just stretching the body – it’s about achieving clarity, stability and balance at a physical, emotional, and mental level.
The Yoga Journal describes modern yoga as the use of physical postures to learn how to connect mind, body, and breath to gain self-awareness and focus attention inward. In addiction treatment and recovery, yoga is particularly useful to break the cycle of stress, anxiety, PTSD, depression, negative thoughts and addictive behavior patterns by helping recovering individuals in building a strong sense of self-awareness, self-control, and self-realization to maintain lifelong sobriety. Individuals in recovery who utilize yoga therapy reflect positively on the effects of yoga in their recovery process.
Yoga has many potential health benefits and according to the Yoga Health Foundation here are ten reasons why yoga should be a practice we should all include in our daily lives.
Nowadays, as an adjunct health practice, yoga is utilized in most comprehensive addiction treatment programs and throughout recovery in order to help reduce withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings, provide a healthy outlet to cope with potential triggers and daily life stressors and prevent relapse. At Florida Center for Recovery, Yoga practice sessions are offered as part of our inpatient addiction treatment program and clients can take part at their own discretion.
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