Yoga: Your Peace and Sobriety During Rehab

Yoga: Your Peace and Sobriety During Rehab

Many rehabs, treatment centers, spas and exercise centers offer yoga. Yoga is a way to both exercise and build peace within your spirit.  A new holistic approach to getting sober is to use yoga as part of a treatment program.  Even health spas like Hippocrates offer their clients yoga as a way to get balanced.

What Yoga Gives Your Body

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Nutrition
  • Recreation
  • Exercise
  • Natural mood enhancement

One of the purposes of yoga is to make a person feel balanced and at peace.  You need to learn new coping mechanisms in life. Addiction often causes a person to feel out of balance, sick and worthless.  When you learn how to control your breathing in rehab, you begin understanding what control is all about.  Yoga will teach addicts that they can remain in control of their lives.  When they get tempted to take drugs, they will learn how to have self-control and not go back to something that once destroyed their lives.

Yoga will teach you how to release anger. You may be angry at family, friends and those that have abused you. When you practice yoga on a daily basis, you will learn how to release this anger properly.  It is important to learn to accept what you cannot change.  You may not be able to change the people that are acting inappropriately around you.  However, it doesn’t mean that you should turn to drugs or alcohol because you cannot change a painful situation each day.

Yoga encourages one to be spiritual.  In any 12 step program or even a holistic one, clients are encouraged to find something to believe in other than themselves.  When you have a higher power watching over you, you learn to give it to them. You don’t have to take all of your burden on yourself. You can simply feel a sense of love and happiness.

The more that a person practices yoga, the stronger that they get both physically and mentally.  A person that practices yoga regular is often someone that has a great deal of discipline and self-control.  Other disciplines that teach self-discipline are: Karate, Kung Fu, Ballet, Boxing, Singing and basketball.

Some of the best books that you can read about on yoga are:

  • Yoga for Beginners: Poses for Strength, Flexibility and Relaxation (Video)
  • Yoga: Self Love Through Yoga (Breathe) (Yoga for Beginners, Yoga Poses, Benefits of Yoga, Yoga Illustrated) by Lei Camille
  • Flow Yoga: Elements of Yoga: Air and Water with Tara Lee (DVD)
  • Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom by Colleen Saidman Yee







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