Many people experience equal parts of hope and fear as they leave an addiction treatment program. No matter how committed they are to recovery, there’s always the fear that a craving will get the better of them. Fortunately, there are a number of things people can do to solidify their commitment to sobriety after rehab. One of these is yoga therapy.
Therapy Options in Rehab
Addictions take many forms, and so do the methods of treatment that lead to recovery. Yoga therapy has been extraordinarily useful to people in rehab and those who are recently out of treatment. Yoga’s focus on control and a calm, peaceful mind are often just what the recovering addict needs to fight cravings, depression and many of the triggers that used to lead to substance abuse.
Yoga therapy is an emotional journey on many levels as participants at a drug rehab center go through each session. They’ll find that their bodies, minds and spirits are stretched to the limit. Muscles grow stronger and more flexible, just as the mind does. Yoga therapy participants may find themselves confronting some of the issues that induced their substance abuse problems, which can lead to a sense of healing.