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Friday, February 14, 2020

Yoga Helps People in Early Recovery

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Mainstream America is on board with yoga; people from all walks of life engage in the practice. There are good reasons for the traditions' popularity. In the technological, fast-paced world we live in, it's beneficial to find opportunities to look inward and prioritize balance. In recent years, people in addiction recovery have also discovered the benefits of this meditative and spiritual exercise.

Many individuals who are new to addiction recovery discover the value of yoga while they are in treatment. At The Haven, our clinicians and addiction experts have found that clients who take part in the yoga classes we offer are less susceptible to triggers. We find that those same clients report a reduction in their symptoms of anxiety and other co-occurring mental health disorders.

Early addiction recovery is a stressful experience for a myriad of reasons. Facing the world without the protective coating of drugs and alcohol is a lot to take on for the first time in years. As such, one must adopt new practices for coping with stress and symptoms of anxiety, depressive, bipolar, and post-traumatic stress disorders.

Naturally, there are several ways of achieving the goals above; those who are not interested in yoga might learn mindful meditation and breathing techniques. Some recovering from alcohol and substance use disorders may incorporate both yoga and meditation into their daily routine, seeing as the two disciplines have overlapping qualities that complement each other.

Yoga In Addiction Recovery


Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions, according to George Feuerstein. However, the group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices is no longer esoteric and has been adopted by Westerners. In every major city, you can find yoga studios; each adheres to one of a variety of yoga schools. Some are more orthodox in nature, while others are more reformed and modern.

Fortunately, yoga can help people, even if they have acute or chronic physical limitations. Most people – handicapped or not – will start with a beginner's program. As one becomes mentally and physically stronger, he or she may progress to taking intermediate and advanced classes.

One of the excellent qualities of yoga is that it can be done at your own pace. With a mat, comfortable clothes, and access to YouTube, you can do yoga at home, which is helpful if your financial resources are limited.

In addiction recovery, men and women must seek out opportunities to find balance and ground themselves regularly. Striving for serenity is essential for everyone in recovery and finding it will depend on slowing down and clearing the mind of negative thoughts. When you focus on promoting physical and mental well-being, it significantly improves your quality of life.

Yoga can help you find your equilibrium, shielding you from and helping you overcome relapse triggers. Moreover, introducing yoga into your daily recovery routine will fill your time in a healthy manner. Adopting the practice in early addiction recovery will lessen the amount of idle time in your days. Staying active both in and outside of treatment will assist you in staying focused on the present, which mitigates the risk of relapse.

A Holistic Approach to Addiction Recovery


The Haven at Pismo emphasizes the importance of holistic therapies like yoga, along with evidence-based treatment techniques for each client. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about our Central California addiction treatment center for men and women.

We are always standing by to field questions for any prospective clients. After speaking with our recovery team, we are confident that you will find that The Haven is the ideal environment to renew to your best today.