What is Yoga?
Contrary to popular belief, yoga is not a religion, a variety of people worldwide practice it. It was founded in ancient India and is used to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit while creating a balance between the three. Essentially it is a practice that involves breathing exercises, yoga poses (stretches), and meditation. Practicing yoga has proven to help with addiction recovery as it teaches patients how to resist cravings and let fo of their desires. It trains the mind and body both concentration and control, which will help patients ignore potential relapse triggers.
Yoga therapy is an evidence-based practice that has proven to better a person’s overall health. It has shown to minimize stress, improve flexibility, lower blood pressure, help with weight loss, strengthen the body, increase positive thinking, improve the immune system, promote spiritual awareness, and much more.