A Whole-Body Approach to Recovery
Substance use disorder negatively affects more than just your mental health, social life, family relationships, and work performance; it also has a significant impact on your physical health. Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction should not be limited to just one aspect such as the psychological causes of addiction but it should also include setting a new life foundation where both your body and mind can flourish.
The mind-body connection plays an important role. The Eastern philosophies of yoga help you to balance your mental health with your physical body, improving health while also improving the mind-body connection to promote mental health and spiritual growth.
Our whole-body approach to recovery from addiction, as a part of our holistic approach to addiction treatment, will help your body to heal along with your mental wellness. Through our whole-body approach, it helps to improve long-term recovery by bringing about positive physical and mental improvements. Yoga offer low-impact exercises that anyone can benefit from.
Benefits of Restorative Exercise in Addiction Treatment
The positive effects of low-impact exercises, such as yoga, is well documented; restorative exercise helps to reduce anxiety, stress, and improves your mood. It can help a person to sleep better and yoga, which has roots in meditation, can further help you to feel more centered, self-confident, and improve your self-esteem.
The positive effects that yoga can have on your body are many, which can be important for someone recovering from substance addiction because of the hardship that the body faces during addiction. They include the following:
- Naturally-produced endorphins help to reduce cravings
- Improved circulation can help to improve your mood
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Improved sleep
- Acts as a coping mechanism replacing substance abuse
- Reduces negative thinking patterns
- Improved self-esteem
- Reduces symptoms of depression
- Promotes emotional balance
- Improves mind-body connection leading to benefits such as improved physical stimuli response and more
Combined with the improved mental wellness and reduced cravings that exercise can provide a person in recovery, restorative exercise is an important part of our holistic approach to addiction treatment and recovery.
We aim to heal the body and mind while strengthening the mind-body connection. We incorporate the healing power of nature with our restorative exercise enhancing our yoga program through the inspiring surroundings in beautiful Hawaii.
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Yoga in Addiction Treatment
Yoga’s origins date back 5,000 years ago and it was a part of healthy meditation practices, balancing the body and mind to promote physical and mental health. Yoga can provide considerable benefits as a restorative exercise in addiction treatment and recovery.
Yoga in addiction treatment is part of our holistic approach to treatment that aims to not only help you in the here and now to overcome addiction, but also help to create the correct foundation for your personal growth and future success. It will provide balance in your life through a daily routine that will help you to destress and feel empowered.
Yoga, both in early recovery at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab and post-rehab, will facilitate a sense of personal and spiritual growth through empowerment and inner strength. It will help you to achieve a new plane of experience that combines techniques of mindfulness with low-impact exercise.
The practice of yoga in addiction treatment and long-term recovery will help in setting a new life foundation that will unify the mind, body, and spirit. For thousands of years, yoga has provided people with a path to inner peace, and with its application to substance use disorder treatment, the path to sustainable recovery and personal growth is laid before you.