Addiction affects the way a person takes care of him or herself. The addiction takes over every aspect of life and takes priority over all responsibilities. When a person is living with an addiction, they often forget about self-care. An addicted brain needs to be clear of toxic substances and retrained to function normally. Yoga and meditation are effective tools to use for clearing the mind before and throughout recovery.

Yoga and meditation help to alleviate stress and despair, especially during recovery. Yoga employs breathing techniques and other ways to bring deep relaxation while clearing the mind of toxic substances. Yoga will not end addiction or relieve stress of family codependency, but is very helpful to the recovery process.   

Yoga helps to establish connections with family and acquaintances, but more importantly, with yourself. Addiction causes a loss of connections, but yoga allows you to get to know yourself and find meaning and purpose in a life of sobriety. Maintaining mindfulness contributes to the healing of the mind, body, and soul after addiction. A clear, healthy mind promotes good mental and physical health. Yoga has a healing energy and is not forced, but a way of allowing healing.

Breathing techniques and mediation are important components of yoga healing. It incorporates deep sleep relaxation and internal recharging. Breathing is proven to make people healthier by changing the human nervous system. Meditation is a strong tool for recovery.

Yoga works for family members who are affected by their loved one’s addiction. Chronic stress can be deadly. Yoga helps to alleviate stress and restore connections with self and family. Reaping the benefits of yoga requires commitment. Everyone can use yoga and meditation to maintain a healthy, sober lifestyle in recovery. There is no cure for addiction. However, there is hope for recovery.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance addiction, get help today. Cypress Lakes Lodge specializes in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and addictive behavior with a focus on healing the mind, body, and spirit. You can enjoy a healthy, vibrant, toxic-free life.

Cypress Lakes Lodge specializes in addiction treatment and is located in a serene, remote, lush-green environment. The program encompasses holistic addiction therapy and offers yoga and meditation for the mind, body, and soul. The focus is on physical, mental, and emotional well-being by generating the balance of life-enriching treatment, wellness, and healthy, sober, sustainable relationships. Call us to get started: 877-938-1577