Yoga is an excellent opportunity for those struggling with compulsions to learn how to quiet the mind through a moving meditation and experience the feeling of letting go into the flow of asanas (postures). The will and determination yoga requires helps people regain control over their body and mind.
Yoga uses physical postures and controlled breathing to lengthen and strengthen the spine, increase flexibility, calm the mind, improve concentration and promote patience. This ancient Indian practice provides those with substance use disorders with an effective method for dismantling compulsive behaviors and triggers, achieving self-confidence, regaining physical health; and learning physical and mental self-control when experiencing cravings, insomnia, agitation, fear, anxiety, etc.
Benefits of Yoga:
- Reduces stress, anxiety and tension
- Releases endorphins resulting in higher energy levels
- Natural mood-stabilizer
- Improves flexibility
- Learn patience and acceptance