Can Yoga contribute to Addiction Recovery?

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Yoga and Addiction Recovery:

Yoga and Addiction Recovery is the most effective form of Recovery Treatment.

Modern yoga has evolved with a focus on Exercise, Strength, Flexibility and most importantly Mental and Physical health. Besides that, it is also described as the use of Physical Postures to learn how to connect Mind, Body and Breath. Because this helps gain self-awareness and focus attention inward.

Why Yoga for Addiction Recovery?

Addiction manipulates a person’s ability to regulate their emotions, control impulses, and most importantly,make right decisions.

Addiction not only impacts you physically but also effects you mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Therefore, effective Addiction Treatment must be a Holistic approach that addresses the whole individual from a mind-body-spirit point of view.

Yoga is an excellent Holistic tool to support clinical services through Addiction Recovery. Because it is a mixture of physical, mental and spiritual practices, techniques and disciplines with an ultimate goal of Liberation.

Studies reveal that Yoga increases GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) levels. GABA is a chemical in the Brain that helps manage Anxiety and Stress responses. Because higher levels of GABA result in reduced levels of anxiety and stress which are key withdrawal symptoms.

Yoga detoxifies the body and calms the nervous system and relaxes the muscles. Besides that, it also improves circulation and lung capacity.

Other important benefits of Yoga include:

  • Stress relief
  • Self-reflection
  • Increase in physical stamina and strength
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Healthier eating habits
  • Pain relief
  • Better sleep
  • Increased energy levels
  • Reduction in fatigue
  • Increased emotional health
  • Most importantly Heightened self-confidence
  • Improved self-image

Therefore, A healthy yoga routine replaces suppress addictive behaviors and restores the brains dopamine functions to healthier levels. Most importantly, Yoga is the most effective component of Addiction Recovery because of its ability to reduce the effect of withdrawal symptoms.

It helps prevent Relapse, Reduce Withdrawal Symptoms and Drug Cravings. Besides that, it also provides a healthy out-let to cope with potential triggers and manage stresses.

North Hills Addiction Treatment Center located in North Hills, California offers Yoga integrated Addiction Treatment Programs which are highly effective.

Visit our Treatment page to know more.

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