Yoga can be an important component of addiction recovery programs because it offers physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. Originating in ancient India, the word “yoga” means to join or unite and focuses on integrating the mind, body and spirit to achieve a sense of well-being. There are many forms of yoga, but in general the practice involves safely placing the body in challenging physical positions to achieve a sense of calmness and balance while maintaining a slow, steady, relaxing breathing pattern.

At Clarity Way dual diagnosis and drug rehab center, clients move at their own pace in yoga. Some may prefer a slower, more soothing practice, while others engage in a form of yoga that is more vigorous and physically demanding. Guided by a trained yoga instructor, clients choose from a number of yoga postures and levels of difficulty depending on their experience and physical readiness.

The health benefits of yoga are well-documented and include:

  • Improvements in circulation (which boosts the body’s natural detoxification process by purging toxins from the system)
  • Enhanced balance, flexibility and endurance
  • Weight loss and muscle strengthening
  • Renewed energy
  • Better mental concentration and focus
  • A sense of calm contentment, relaxation and emotional balance
  • Reductions in the stress hormone cortisol (and in turn, a heightened sense of well-being)
  • Greater spiritual connection, compassion towards others and self-realization

The yoga studio at Clarity Way treatment center offers a calm, relaxing environment for healing.

For more information about how our therapies and approaches can help you or a loved one recover from addiction, contact us at 844-858-5900.

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