Benefits Of Yoga in Addiction Recovery


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Even though yoga was invented decades ago, it still holds many benefits. It improves your mental health and physical health. Many people practice yoga regularly. However, its benefits go beyond our everyday life. It also eases the addiction recovery process:

Following are some benefits of yoga in addiction recovery

  • You can practice it anytime and anywhere- During addiction, you may find it very difficult to follow a rigid schedule. Yoga does not come with any time or place restrictions. You can practice it in your room, balcony, or your backyard and at any time.
  • Reduces withdrawal symptoms- When you consume something regularly, it becomes challenging to give up on it. Thus, during addiction recovery, you can experience pain, anxiety, restlessness, and other issues. Your body will try to reignite that addiction. However, performing yoga will help you to ease your mind and ease your stress.
  • Gives a natural high- People consume drugs and alcohol to get that chemical euphoric high. It further develops into an addiction. Yoga is a healthy alternative method to achieve this spiritually or peacefully. It allows you to go outside your current state of mind and relax. It provides you a healthy natural euphoria.
  • Improves focus- During addiction, you may start to escape from your worries and problems. Yoga eases your mind and helps you focus on your present and invest your thoughts and energy in that. It allows you to think about what matters and accept your present situation.
  • Dealing with emotions- Recovery is a very challenging process and leads to emotional turmoil. You may stress or feel lonely and helpless. You may not be able to process and overcome these feelings. Facing your problems and your emotions is very crucial for addiction recovery. Yoga teaches how to understand and control your emotions.
  • Develops self-control- It is not easy to give up on your habits like regularly consuming drugs or alcohol. It is necessary to have the self-control not to get back to addiction because you may feel dependent and lose your hold in your recovery journey.
  • Improves physical health- Yoga enhances your flexibility and makes you stronger. The withdrawal symptoms like pains and aches that you may experience can reduce if you practice yoga regularly.
  • Improved circulation- Yoga improves circulation and lowers blood pressure. It also increases the oxygen flow to the brain, which may improve your mood. A good mood can lighten up your recovery process and help you overcome the feeling of depression, and think clearly.
  • Helps identify destructive habits- You may have developed some harmful habits. Since yoga brings peace to your life, you can focus on your lifestyle and recognize the destructive ones. By also allowing you to indulge in your present, it increases your awareness. It helps you accept your inappropriate actions and move forward.
  • It helps you build confidence- Insecurity can be a prominent factor for indulging in drugs and alcohol. Yoga helps to build self-confidence by allowing you to know yourself better.

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Addiction recovery is a complicated process, and yoga can surely make it better. If you also want to get rid of your addiction, Magnolia Ranch Recovery is the best place. We believe in sustainable recovery through individual care and attention. For more information about us, contact us at 888-992-7955, connect through email at or fill the contact form.

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Esra Ahmed - MS, NCC, LPC, MHSP

Experienced Clinical Director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Anger Management, Healthcare, Medicine, EMDR, and Life Transitions. Strong healthcare services professional with a Masters Degree focused in Psychology from The University of Memphis.

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