Sunday, April 29, 2018

Yoga for Addiction: 7 Ways Yoga Can Support Your Treatment Program

7 Ways Yoga Can Complement a 12-Step Strategy

Yoga makes a natural companion to 12-step programs in a variety of other ways as well:

  1. Teaching pranayama, or controlled breathing, to gain control of thoughts and emotions
  2. Emphasizing the spiritual connection through meditation and prayer
  3. Gaining a sense of self-discipline to avoid impulsive or negative actions
  4. Releasing negative energy through movement with the asanas
  5. Developing a sense of accomplishment leading to increased self-esteem and decreased feelings of inadequacy
  6. Creating a stronger, healthier body leading to a stronger, healthier mind
  7. Developing a connection to other like-minded yogis in recovery

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