More than 13 million Americans currently practice yoga, an exercise that has existed on earth for over 5,000 years. Yoga combines physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation and a distinct philosophy. It is one of the most commonly prescribed alternative medicines in the United States. In addition to counseling, doctors often use yoga to treat drug and alcohol addiction. Yoga helps addicts relieve stress and anxiety, find mental clarity and achieve healthy emotional balance. The practice of yoga helps recovering addicts gain spiritual insight and tranquility through meditative and physical techniques. You do not have to be an athlete to practice yoga.
For more information on our yoga classes and holistic therapies, call us immediately at (844) 211-7944. Our admissions department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Benefits of Yoga
There are several health benefits to practicing yoga including:
- Stress reduction
- Increase in physical strength
- Lower heart rate
- Improved flexibility
- Lower blood pressure
Research suggests that yoga can be used to treat the following medical conditions:
- Drug addiction
- Low back pain
At The Treatment Center Outpatient Services we have seen the positive effects that yoga has on individuals in recovery. To find out more about the benefits of holistic therapies, call us now at (844) 211-7944. You can also chat with an admissions counselor online.
History of Yoga
Originating in ancient India, yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline. Yoga postures were found on ancient artifacts that date back to 3000 B.C. Researchers have found evidence of yoga in the Rig-Veda, which is believed to be the world’s oldest existing text.
Through oral teachings, yoga was passed down from teacher to student. Modern-day yoga is based on thousands of years of collective experiences.
Swami Vivekananda, a yoga guru, first introduced the mind-body practice to the United States in the 1890s. However, yoga did not gain in popularity until the 1960s. During that time, there was a growing interest in holistic therapies.
Restore Balance to Your Life
Yoga helps people work toward individual recovery goals at their own pace in a safe, fun, non-aerobic atmosphere. We have a full yoga facility for use by all of our patients. We offer group classes to help you find balance and serenity in your life.
If you would like to reduce anxiety and stress through yoga, call us immediately at (844) 211-7944. Our admissions counselors are available around the clock.