There is not one therapeutic modality that can support long-term recovery. However, an individualized treatment program that includes both holistic and evidence-based treatment methods. One treatment option that is particularly helpful to many of our clients is our yoga therapy program. This treatment helps to prepare the mind and body for the recovery process and gives our clients the tools that they can rely on outside of treatment. To learn more about our yoga and mindfulness meditation therapy options, please call Bayview Recovery today at 855.478.3650.
Yoga in Rehab
Yoga is an ancient practice that helps practitioners to improve their physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Practitioners of a yoga therapy program will learn and practice many physical poses as a way to build strength, balance, and mental focus, and the practice closely resembles its sister practice, meditation, in many ways. Individuals who practice yoga regularly experience a wide array of benefits, including:
- Higher energy levels
- Situational flexibility
- Respite from chronic pain
- Improvement to many serious medical conditions, such as depression and high blood pressure.
This discipline, which originated in India, has been practiced for thousands of years worldwide and has also been shown to be an especially useful practice for those suffering from addiction and entering the process of recovery. When combined with more traditional therapies and modalities, it can enhance and extend the benefits of those treatments. For this reason, Bayview Recovery incorporates yoga into its recovery programs as one vehicle that can help a wide variety of individuals complete their recovery and achieve long-term sobriety and wellness.
What Does a Yoga Therapy Program Treat?
Because yoga helps to improve both the physical and psychological health of people who practice it, yoga can be especially helpful to those in recovery since it provides a reliable and healthy way for recovering addicts to feel good without drugs and alcohol. It also helps them manage triggers and other contributors to their addiction, such as depression, anxiety, stress which can help individuals stay sober long-term.
Yoga can help individuals cope with all of the following issues:
- Addiction and substance abuse
- Eating disorders
- Past trauma
The Benefits of Yoga in Rehab
Yoga can be such a valuable part of addiction recovery and rehab. Its benefits are so far-reaching, supporting a person in recovery’s physical, emotional, psychological, and even spiritual health. Further, almost anyone can learn and practice yoga, regardless of their physical condition or athletic abilities, and since yoga requires very little equipment or space, it is extremely easy and convenient to maintain for most individuals to continue their practice. Some of the specific benefits of yoga include:
- Yoga helps users keep inner balance.
- It increases self-awareness and a sense of connectedness.
- This therapy increases mental focus and clarity.
- Yoga promotes flexibility and adaptability, physically and socially.
- It improves strength, balance, and resiliency, physically and socially.
Those in recovery can expect to have the greatest benefit when adding yoga to a comprehensive treatment program that may include medically-assisted detox, individual and group therapy as well as other holistic modalities, such as meditation or art therapy. Bayview Recovery strives to identify and provide the treatment modalities that best match the personality of each of our guests and which can offer the longest-lasting benefit to support an individual’s recovery after they have completed treatment.
How You Can Benefit From Yoga During Rehab
Many individuals turn to drugs because they want to feel good physically and emotionally. Yoga provides a healthy alternative to achieve both goals without drugs and alcohol. Yoga can also help your other treatments be more effective. You can feel more focused, energized, and peaceful. This helps you learn more and be better able to apply the strategies you learn from your other treatment modalities. It can also help individuals manage co-occurring mental health disorders naturally and without medications to help further de-risk their recovery.
Learn More at Bayview Recovery
Bayview Recovery offers a comprehensive suite of treatment modalities. We do so to help as many people as possible overcome their addiction. We can also treat any co-occurring disorders they may be experiencing. A yoga therapy program can be an effective modality for many individuals to foster long-term wellness. It helps strengthen both the body and mind, and it can help extend the benefits of rehab and individual and group therapies. We use yoga therapy as a treatment for a range of addictions, including:
- Alcohol addiction
- Heroin addiction
- Cocaine addiction
- Meth addiction
- Benzo addiction
Call Bayview Recovery today at 855.478.3650 to learn more about yoga as well as our many other addiction recovery programs.