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Healing with Yoga in Addiction Treatment

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”- The Bhagavad Gita

Yoga is known for its power to calm the mind and promote the body’s ability to self-heal. At Footprints Beachside Recovery, we offer yoga as an experiential therapy to help you reconnect to yourself and manage any pain associated with addiction and mental health disorders.

How Yoga is Worked into Your Treatment

Yoga has been shown to naturally balance parts of your brain and body that have been affected by alcohol or drug addiction. When you start your treatment with us, yoga is incorporated into your schedule once a week to help you learn breathing and mindfulness techniques that can help you:

  • Reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms
  • Prevent relapse
  • Cope with triggers and every day stresses in your life

If you find that yoga is an especially effective experiential therapy, you have the flexibility to incorporate it into your schedule twice a week. When possible, we will conduct our yoga sessions on the beach to help you focus on being in the present moment and connect with yourself in a natural environment.

Why Yoga at Footprints Beachside Recovery?

We use yoga in tandem with our traditional, evidence-based treatments because of the many physical, mental and emotional benefits it offers.

Yoga practice will help increase the physical strength and stamina you may have lost during your addiction. It’ll help you get into a healthy exercise routine, increase your energy levels, reduce fatigue and relieve any physical pain you’re feeling.

Yoga also has a major impact on your mental well-being because it helps to balance out stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. This allows you to better cope with stress, depression, anxiety and trauma.

Your addiction has negatively impacted how your brain regulates emotions, impulses and decisions. Regular yoga practice can help improve those aspects of the brain, allowing you to heal emotionally, sleep better and grow your self-awareness.

Leverage the Peaceful Benefits of Yoga at Footprints Beachside Recovery

Yoga offers tremendous advantages alongside evidence-based treatment for those recovering from addiction and dual diagnosis disorders. At Footprints Beachside Recovery, having an open mind and practicing yoga can help connect and heal your body, mind and spirit. Begin your journey to recovery today.