Wellness

Yoga for Recovery

April 16th, 2020

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Transcript:

Yoga combines a sequence of postures and breathing exercises to unite your physical, mental, and spiritual self. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals in recovery, as addiction interrupts the connection between the brain and the body.

Yoga Can Help: 

  • Reduce cravings
  • Decrease stress
  • Relieve anxiety
  • Fight depression
  • Improve mood
  • Keep you grounded
  • Boost immunity
  • Ease chronic pain
  • Promote heart health
  • Enhance sleep quality
  • Improve lung capacity
  • Increase muscle strength

Yoga Poses for Recovery

  • Mountain
  • Warrior
  • Child's Pose
  • Seated Forward Bend
  • Seated Twist
  • Cobra

Tips to Practice Yoga at Home

  • Choose a convenient time, ideally when you first wake up or before bed
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Practice on a relatively empty stomach
  • Start out simple and be sure to listen to your body