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YogaThe right amount of stress is good for people. An overly-stressed life can pose many complications to one’s overall wellness. Those who suffer from this lifestyle are more prone to heart diseases and unstable emotional states. Fertility and reproductivity are also put at risk. Their immune systems also become more vulnerable to sickness and might even catch periodontal diseases. Binge eating, caused by stress, and the production of the cortisol hormone will both lead to weight gain. Another consequence dreaded by many is a faster ageing process. It is great to know that drug rehab patients can avoid all of these ailments once they incorporate yoga in their daily routine.

Most rehabilitation centers offer a comprehensive and detailed program for faster recovery. It includes counselling, education, dietary and nutrition consciousness, recreation, and physical activity. An active mind and body speed up healing because they promote a general positive feeling, provides an outlet for emotional release, and encourages overall wellness. Here are some benefits of yoga during the drug and alcohol addiction recovery:

Alternative Coping Mechanism

Of course it is difficult to turn one’s back on something they become very attached to. It takes more than will-power to push aside the temptation, the thoughts, and the emotions associated with this change in lifestyle. Learning the art of breathing is a skill that can give one power over their flow of thoughts and emotions.

Learning Self-Discipline

Executing the fundamentals of yoga such as breathing has a pattern, a certain pacing. Doing yoga will train the patient to concentrate and think of one’s own actions. Plus, it is a way of addressing all the impulses in a physically-free manner. It will teach the person how to modulate their own actions and express themselves positively.

Achieving Inner Peace

There is always tension, frustration, and anger that needs to be released. Many patients regret their decisions and find it difficult to face the truth and forgive themselves. Yoga provides a platform that integrates body, mind, and spirit, helping them to relax and steer clear of anxiety and depression. The peaceful state it brings paves the way for personal acceptance.

Recently, yoga has been an integral part of the recovery agenda of many drug rehabilitation institutions; nonetheless, it is not a recent discovery in terms of physical, mental, and emotional welfare. Part of the healthier path rehab centers offer is yoga practice that will surely make the process of recovery easier and effective.

Drug rehab patients can avoid many ailments associated with their addictions once they incorporate yoga in their daily routine.


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