Yoga Therapy Training
Yoga is a type of exercise that seeks to improve a person’s entire being by incorporating the physical, the mental, the emotional and the spiritual aspects of his or her self. Yoga is comprised of a set of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility. With the aid of rhythmic breathing, an individual is able to focus his energy and attention inward, thereby allowing him to perform each health-benefiting posture. This centuries-old exercise, when utilized in a client’s drug treatment program, results in a generally more long-lasting recovery.
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Ranch Creek Recovery believes participating in regular yoga classes is good for patients with high blood pressure, heart disease, and various aches and pains. It is highly recommended for those combating depression and stress. More importantly, yoga can help those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction in their learning to gain control of their mental faculties while at the same time improving their bodily functions. This is why yoga therapy is one of our holistic addiction therapy methods that contribute greatly to reconnecting the mind and the body.
Benefits of Yoga in Drug Addiction Treatment
Improved physical functions
Prolonged use of addictive substances overloads the functioning of some organs, and in some severe cases, totally damages others. The imbalance introduced to and endured by the body brought on by long-term substace abuse can be remedied by performing yoga poses. Patients experience a decrease in blood pressure, better blood circulation and lower pulse and respiratory rates.
This, in turn, helps the immune system become stronger which helps the body in resisting various diseases. As flexibility and muscles improve, pain tolerance is increased, and chronic pain, particularly back pain, is greatly decreased if not totally eliminated. Metabolism also gains a boost, improving patients’ appetites and contributing to their attaining a balanced weight.
Better mental health
While doing the exercises, clients are instructed to focus, clear their mind, and concentrate on their breathing and movements. Proper relaxation techniques are taught to lower stress and encourage each yoga participant to have a balanced state of mind.
When the body and mind are attuned to each other, working in perfect harmony, inner peace can be achieved. Yoga thus enables clients to see themselves as they really are, giving them a higher perspective that would help them in dealing with life’s daily difficulties.
Better emotional coping skills
Yoga teaches self-control and discipline. Mastering the postures is no easy task, but with continuous practice and with the help of experienced trainers and counselors, those doing yoga for addiction treatment can slowly and gradually learn not only to control their movements but also learn how to master their emotions and attitudes.
It may take a lot of time and effort for those who have gone through traumatic events and for those who have suffered considerable pain, but with our individualized care, each person is certain to receive all the assistance needed help cope with emotional and psychological distress. Active participation in yoga sessions ultimately grants a person the ability to stabilize his emotions. This skill is crucial when making life-altering decisions post-treatment.
Yoga and Other Holistic Therapies
Yoga is proven to be effective in treating the physical symptoms and depression that come hand in hand with addiction. Aside from these and other serious physical and mental issues, yoga is also applicable for those recuperating from an illness or simply those who want to take a break from the pressures and stresses of day to day living. This is why yoga is beneficial for maintaining a balanced lifestyle. The power to control one’s thinking and attitudes, the awareness and the capability to release tension from one’s body, all help those who have undergone treatment avoid relapse.
Yoga, however, is only one of the holistic therapies available in our drug and alcohol rehab center. Since addiction affects the entire person seeking rehab, it has been Ranch Creek Recovery’s philosophy to provide a holistic approach to addiction treatment.
Yoga complements and supplements each experiential therapy including guided meditation, gong sound healing therapy, daily exercise and garden therapy among others. The positive mental attitude, discipline, and self-control learned in yoga are reinforced in the other treatment therapies.
Please feel free to view the lineup of our holistic addiction treatment and experiential therapies and learn how Ranch Creek Recovery offers the best addiction treatment that truly lasts.