Yoga for Beginners and Sobriety

 

Yoga is nothing new, but it is new to many people in recovery who are considering yoga for addiction treatment.

At our drug rehab center Gilman, we offer addiction treatment and yoga, giving patients the tools they need to get and stay sober. There are many benefits of yoga, especially benefits for those who are in recovery. Yoga has been shown to improve both physical and mental health, with many benefits for those in recovery.

Benefits of Yoga for Sobriety

Yoga is beneficial as exercise, helping to strengthen the body. But it is also beneficial for mental health, reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.1 This makes yoga a valuable tool for sobriety, with benefits such as greater control of emotions, easier meditation, and all-around improved mental wellbeing. Yoga helps patients get in touch with their mind and body, working to establish better control over both.

Contact our Gilman treatment team to learn more about the benefits of yoga and tips on practicing yoga for sobriety.

Yoga for Beginners in Recovery

Now that you understand the benefits of yoga, it’s time to get started with this therapeutic and beneficial exercise. Here are some tips on yoga for beginners, with a focus on yoga for sobriety:

  • Start simple, with positions such as Child’s Pose and Upward Hand Pose. These are simpler poses that are easy to achieve and bring calming benefits.
  • Enroll in a local yoga class for beginners so you will be with others within your skillset.
  • Start small, practice yoga for half an hour at first.
  • Consider meditation as well, this can improve the effects of yoga for sobriety.

For more guidance on yoga, yoga for sobriety, or other approaches to treatment, we encourage you to speak with our team at Banyan Heartland.

We offer drug detox, residential treatment, yoga for sobriety, and more. Call 888-280-4763 to learn more.


Sources:

  1. American Psychological Association, Yoga Effective at Reducing Symptoms of Depression
 
Alyssa
Alyssa
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.