Recovery is often a long and arduous process for addicts. Because women have unique physical needs, it can be more difficult for women to rehabilitate themselves after long years of substance abuse.
But as the cliché says: as long as you’re alive, there is always hope. And your most effective help in rekindling your hope is yoga. At New Creation Detox, we offer a holistic approach to treating substance abuse and mental illness. By including this eastern practice in your rehabilitation program you will be able to learn and use new strategies to reduce your cravings and tap on your inner strengths.
Yoga – Its Nature
Most people think that yoga is just a system of physical exercise involving body stretching. Actually, it is more about establishing balance in your body through the development of flexibility and strength.
And for the purpose of drug rehabilitation, the Sanskrit meaning of “yoga” – unity – is more applicable since the union of your mind, spirit and body will spell the doom of your drug addiction. Isn’t that what you’re after?
The Physical Benefits of Yoga
When you perform yoga postures and poses, your flexibility and strength will definitely improve. For this fact alone, you should consider performing these exercises.
Your body has taken the toll of your months, if not years, of substance abuse. It is craving for a healthy physical regimen that will rehabilitate its worn out nerves and muscles.
With yoga, you can invigorate your bodily systems and recover your body’s former flexibility and strength. This alone is enough reason for you to take up the practice of yoga. But physical rejuvenation is only part of the benefit you can get from this contemplative form of exercise.
How Yoga Benefits Drug Addiction Treatment
You can consider yoga as a holistic form of rehab since it will positively affect the three most important elements that make up what you are – your mind, body, and spirit.
Here is how this style of exercise will positively impact your recovery from drug or substance addiction:
- Your spirituality will be enhanced. In yoga, you will learn how to slow down, how to exercise mindfulness and how to accept things as they are. This will result in a healthy mental outlook and a vibrant spiritual life which are very important in long-term recovery.