Yoga in Rehab

Holistic Addiction Treatment Includes Yoga


Yoga in rehab while in addiction treatment can help to reconnect you with body, mind and spirit. Having an excellent yoga teacher can make a big difference. An instructor familiar with the 12 Steps and the physical and emotional withdrawal and detox process can guide you gently back to trusting your body. A good teacher encourages and challenges you to do more than you think you can.

How will yoga help my recovery from addiction?

The 12 Steps of recovery are based on a spiritual understanding of a Higher Power specific for YOU. Yoga is one way to explore spirituality through breathing, stretching and meditating.  The National Council for Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD)  states:

 Yoga cultivates bodily awareness in a kind, nurturing way. It allows students to start connecting with the body and breath and learn to sit and look within. Compassion for oneself arises and with it, a new ability to deal with stressful situations, leading to positive change. Read the full article here. 

What if I don’t know how to do yoga?

It doesn’t matter if you have never done yoga before, or if you have had a practice in the past. Everyone starts right where they are.  There are no expectations other than an honest effort. Like practicing the 12 Steps, this mind, body, spirit holistic program of exercise is based on progress, not perfection.

Should I continue yoga when I leave addiction treatment?

Recovery is all about change. It is said that you only have to change one thing, but that is everything! When you return home from drug rehab, finding a great  class and a great yoga instructor can be an excellent way for healthy integration into community. From the Yoga Journal Magazine:

The idea of a yoga community is also a compelling notion for addicts and their caregivers. From a behavioral standpoint, a significant way to overcome temptation is just staying away from people who use substances or from situations that prompt anxiety. “Yoga teachers tend to be calm, peaceful people with healing personalities,” says Frederick. “Yoga class is a great place to observe quiet and inner strength. You also have a greater potential to make a healthy friendship than you would in a bar.  Read the full article here.

Holistic Healing in Panama

If you are looking for an excellent drug rehab treatment that incorporates yoga into a holistic program of healing and recovery, then Serenity Vista Recovery Rehab in Panama may be just right for you.  Read more about yoga at Serenity Vista. Yoga practice is just one of the many modalities we use to address all areas of healing in your life.  Come and recover in paradise.

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