Holistic Treatment in Recovery: Yoga

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Yoga is often offered as part of a holistic rehab approach to drug addiction and has proven to have significant benefits. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, yoga, as part of a comprehensive treatment program is beneficial for addicts because it is shown to reduce the symptoms of:

  • — Anxiety
  • — Depression
  • — Insomnia
  • — Chronic pain

Yoga is particularly useful in cases where there are co-occurring mental health conditions, for example addiction and depression or an eating disorder. This is mainly because a patient actively participates in yoga and learns methods and techniques to reduce blood pressure and heart rate, which can be invaluable skills for coping in recovery.

One of the most difficult aspects of life in recovery is coping with the daily stressors and triggers that can result in relapse to addictive behaviors. Yoga is hugely effective in instilling the coping skills through measured and deep breathing combined with slow movements that invigorate the body and mind, making it more resistant to temptation. Ultimately, yoga empowers addicts to take control of the feelings and situations that would previously have resulted in them using drugs or alcohol.

Although yoga in itself isn’t a cure for alcohol or drug addiction, it is one of the most effective holistic options available in rehabilitation centers. Yoga is also much more physically tiring than many people realize, mostly because yoga sessions usually conclude with a small meditation. Nevertheless, there’s quite a lot of physical exertion involved which contributes to yoga’s efficacy in addiction treatment by stimulating endorphin production and a feel-good buzz.

Seek Specialist Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation in Southern California at CASA Recovery

At CASA Recovery, we firmly believe in the merits of the holistic rehab approach to alcohol addiction treatment, as part of an overall comprehensive program. Everyone is different and for that reason, what works well for one person, won’t another. We design and implement addiction treatment programs that are entirely focused on the individual in alcohol rehab in Orange County and have a track record for achieving results. Find out more about the holistic treatment options available at CASA Recovery in San Juan Capistrano, CA and schedule a confidential consultation by contacting us today.