Yoga for Recovery:
Dr. Gabor Mate, a renowned addiction specialist defines addiction as, "any behavior in which the individual finds temporary relief or pleasure in - and craves for that reason, despite negative consequences."
As a Yoga teacher and member of the recovery community I've pursued additional training and certification in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yoga of Recovery and Yoga of 12-Step Recovery. I offer my personal experience combined with a professional & compassionate approach to relapse prevention & healing from the affects of addiction.
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learn breathing, exercises & mindfulness tools FOr Relapse Prevention:
- Relax & Focus
- Manage Depression & Anxiety
- Develop New Coping Strategies
- Experience More Restful Sleep
- Develop Mental & Emotional Clarity
- Effective Decision Making
- Cultivate Patience
- Feel Grounded & Energized Without Feeling Wired & Overwhelmed
- Feel More Connected & Joyful to Yourself, Loved Ones & Your Life
Cutting Edge Research: Neuroscience, Trauma, Addiction & Yoga as an effective holistic approach to Recovery.
Yoga for addictions: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials
Paul Posadzki, Jiae Choi, Myeong Soo Lee, Edzard Ernst
"A growing body of research supports the effectiveness of yoga for the management of various psychi- atric conditions,9–11 including anxiety or anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and sleeping disorders. The mechanisms of action for yoga’s effect in addiction may be attributed to reductions in anxiety and depression, stress, impulsive, addictive behaviours and psychosis. Yoga may also promote personal development; increase emotional stability, life- satisfaction and self-awareness; improve mental, physical and social health; or strengthen initiative, motivation and confidence to improve maturation, intention, attitude and behaviour necessary to overcome addiction."
"The authors reported significant improvements in depression and anxiety at 5 weeks in the yoga group compared with the wait-list con-trols. The authors concluded that yoga has a positive effect on both depression and anxiety levels in people undergoing rehabilitation for drug addiction."
*these paragraphs were borrowed from www.Y12sr.com evidence based research page. You can view the entire study article here which is presented by Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies Volume 19(1) March 2014 1–8 © 2014 Royal Pharmaceutical Society DOI 10.1111/fct.12080 ISSN 1465-3753