Many people turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with daily stress. When recovering from your addiction it is important to learn new ways to cope with these stresses to avoid a potential relapse. Our treatment facility focuses on treating our patient’s entire being: mind, body, and spirit. Part of our holistic treatment program includes relaxation techniques such as yoga.
Benefits of Yoga in Holistic Treatment
Recent studies have shown a variety of benefits that yoga has in addiction recovery.
Many people who come to us for treatment have lost the ability to relax without the use of drugs or alcohol. The first step in complete recovery is to learn the techniques to relax without the help of substances. While going through the initial stages of detox, yoga can help patients let go of the past and focus only on the present. They will be able to let go of outside stressors and focus solely on their own thoughts. Becoming in tune with your thoughts is a huge part of your recovery from addiction.
The slow and deep stretches and breathing help to loosen and relax your body and muscles, helping you to feel less tight. Yoga also helps you to get a better, more restful night’s sleep.
Many people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol have not paid attention to their physical health. They may be overweight or very underweight, malnourished, and in extreme cases immobile. While these patients may not think it is possible for them to practice yoga, the basic yoga positions are designed to be done by anyone. Once you have become comfortable with the basic moves, you will be able to learn more advanced positions and get the optimum health benefits of yoga. It’s nice to know that all or most yoga positions can be modified based on your ability level.
One of the biggest benefits of yoga in addiction recovery is preventing a potential relapse. Upon leaving treatment, you will be confronted with the same stresses that once triggered your addiction. It is important to have new ways to cope with these daily stresses to avoid going back to your old ways. Yoga is a simple relaxation technique that, along with meditation, can be used anywhere, anytime. This can allow you to step away from a stressful situation, let it go, and focus on your own relaxing thoughts.
Customized Holistic Treatment
Our addiction treatment program focuses on a holistic approach to treating addiction. Upon entering the program, you will undergo a full evaluation of your health and addiction status. We will then create a customized treatment plan that will help you achieve and maintain lifelong sobriety. We will be with you every step of the way. Remember…you are worth it…you always have been!