Using Yoga to Rediscover the Healthier You


The medical field has made substantial investments in developing new, ground-breaking pharmaceuticals designed to support those on a path to addiction recovery.

Though, a one-dimensional emphasis on external sources of therapeutic help doesn’t take into consideration one of the most powerful tools available. You.

As part of a holistic plan of care, individuals with substance abuse disorders or behavioral health issues can also learn and benefit from simple relaxation tools to curb impulses, become more aware of dangerous triggers and regain a sense of empowerment.

In recent years, successful addiction recovery plans have started to incorporate more holistic programs, such as yoga, to offer more self-guided options for recovery. Using the intuitive and meditative techniques of yoga, you can learn to become more proactive, and less reactive to the stresses of everyday life.

Why is Yoga Such a Powerful Part of Your Recovery Arsenal? 

  1. It’s spiritually agnostic. Often 12-step programs are built on teachings from religious denominations. Yoga is not a religion and doesn’t force any belief system upon those that choose to practice. Through a series of guided, coordinated movements, participants are solely asked to regain a sense of mindfulness.
  2. It’s portable. With yoga, once you’ve learned the basics, you can become more self-reliant using those tools on your own. Traveling to Tucson for business? You can still commit to a regular routine of downward dogs and sun salutations in your hotel room while on a business trip.
  3. It’s You. Most successful, recovery plans incorporate a variety of therapeutic treatments and therapies, including behavioral and clinical measures. Though, yoga offers a unique path to recovery in that it helps to tap into the strength and resources that already reside within you.

While the intention of yoga is personal for all participants, the ultimate goal is summed up well by Sri Krishna Pattabhi Joi, “It’s not your history, but your presence on your mat that matters.”

Addiction Treatment for the Whole Person

At Champion Center, we take a holistic approach to treatment. Champion Center’s addiction treatment program works with you and your specific needs to develop a treatment approach that balances the mind, body, and spirit. Our individualized treatment plans, include traditional treatment approaches—such as medical care, medical detox, and individual or family therapy—alongside natural healing practices. For more information, please contact us today at (844) 394-3767. We’re here for you.

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