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 a feeling of greater energy, situational flexibility, presence, clarity, peacefulness and even a respite from chronic pain and 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.