Many addictions arise from an individual’s inability to deal with stress or trauma: Yoga can help.
You may know yoga as an exercise of flexibility and postures, but it’s origins are rooted in spirituality. The idea is that humans live in a state of physical, mental, and spiritual balance. Sometimes, humans can disturb the balance with illness or stress that affects our body and mind – Yoga is used as a restoration of equilibrium.
Mental Health issues can leave stressors on the body. This can look like tightness in the upper back, chest pains, sore legs, and headaches. Yoga incorporates posture, poses, and breathing techniques. It can be used as an effective way for individuals to calm their minds, reduce stress, and discover new ways to cope with the difficulties of life.
Yoga at Addiction Rehab Toronto
Yoga is offered as a practice to help individuals reduce stress, anxiety, and depression in the body. With yoga mats provided, individuals can have an hour of mindfulness and practice somatic or body awareness.
Our education and trained Yoga instructors incorporate different styles of yoga in our weekly treatment programming. This involves breathing techniques, body scanning, and quieting the mind. Our instructors help individuals make the mind and body connection deeper which allows for a more relaxing state. In addition, our instructors use Kundalini music to help open the seven major chakras which allow energy to flow through the body in a healthier way.
Benefits of Yoga in Addiction Recovery
Within active addiction, our mind becomes chaotic, and yoga allows for these negative thoughts to float away, even just for a bit.
According to many Yoga and Mindfulness-related research, those who attend ordinary yoga classes once a week report improvement to general well-being and health. The benefits include: better sleep, get sick less frequently and recovery more quickly.
Those who practice yoga on a daily routine report even better health and well-being benefits. The physical health improvements are more noticeable, stress is greatly reduced, and individuals have a greater ability to deal with mental illnesses like addiction, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
At Addiction Rehab Toronto, we strive to help individuals develop coping skills which will enable them to lead abstinence-based lives once they graduate from the inpatient treatment program. Yoga and meditation therapy can be instrumental in giving clients the tools they need to adjust to their new lives and prevent relapse.
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