According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), one in every 12 American adults battled addiction as of 2014. That means 21.4 million people walk the same daily path that you do. While many types of addiction treatment programs exist, one tried-and-true therapy for addiction helps you during rehab and well beyond. Yoga therapy is this method, a practice you continue at home or anywhere you need to continue being strong in recovery.

What Is Yoga Therapy?

women doing yoga therapy the hills treatment centerYoga therapy comes in many forms. In fact, you customize your own practice as you learn more about the physical and mental exercise. Yoga helps provide healing as a holistic approach toward whole person wellness. In fact, yoga therapy helps you achieve, maintain, and expand your recovery for your best health.

Yoga alone does not heal addiction. However, this natural group therapy falls into the category of adjunct health practices. Adjunct practices benefit you on top of your traditional medical and therapy approaches. It adds to the benefits you gain in rehab and beyond.

Yoga includes a mix of physical postures that help you connect your mind, breath, and body. This helps you gain better self-awareness. You turn your attention to your inner being: your spirit.

Through yoga, you learn how to understand your physical and mental needs better. You also learn how to use breathing to maintain calm, soothe yourself, and control your reactions to many situations.

Yoga helps people suffering from a wide range of physical, behavioral, and mental health problems. These include chronic pain, addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD, panic disorders, physical diseases, and trauma. Yoga relieves stress, focuses your mind, and gives you better awareness of the health of your body, mind, and spirit. You sleep, eat, use energy, and even rest better when regularly practicing yoga.

How Yoga Therapy Works

Yoga is entirely portable. This means you can practice it anywhere you go, without the need for special equipment. Yoga does not even require special attire. You can practice in bare feet and comfortable clothing.

Yoga practice brings your body and mind together using breathing, movement, and meditation. One common type of yoga in America is hatha. This method focuses on physical positions and breathing techniques.

To learn how to practice this ancient therapy, you start in a group with a leader. Your yoga therapist usually conducts sessions 45 minutes to over an hour in length. In these sessions, you learn how to position your body while controlling your breath.

While practicing this slow-moving exercise, you also open the flow of energy in your body and properly align your spine. Experts believe that the opening up of your energy flow helps create balance in your mind and body.

Your substance abuse altered the pathways of your brain, changing how you feel pleasure, regulate your emotions, make decisions, and control impulses. Therapeutic yoga helps you heal and rebuild healthier enjoyment of life, balance your emotions, make better decisions, and control your impulsive behaviors. Many people also feel they become more thoughtful, giving, and caring through regular practice of yoga.

Yoga Helps You Heal from Addiction at The Hills

At The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles, you learn yoga as a healing practice for your new life. This luxurious, secluded, full-service detox and rehab in the Hollywood Hills provides the individualized treatment you need for lasting recovery.

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If you seek lasting recovery and a more balanced life, then get started at The Hills. Through yoga therapy, massage sessions, and the cuisine of a world-class chef, you find balance while overcoming your addiction. Call The Hills Treatment Center at 866-323-4665 to learn more about available programs.