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Yoga may just be the complementary therapy you need to support your primary treatment. At Pinnacle Treatment Centers, it’s our priority to give your recovery journey the holistic and customized attention you deserve. Begin by exploring our yoga therapy program today.

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What Is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy focuses on using a combination of mind and body practices to address your physical, mental, and emotional needs.

Unlike primary addiction treatments such as individual counseling, yoga therapy offers a more conscientious approach to reintroducing your mind and body back to your true sense of self. This complementary therapy can help you get back in touch with the feelings you may have detached from due to substance abuse.

By using mindfulness techniques, yoga therapy can help build an integrated treatment plan for your addiction recovery. It can also serve as a long-term sobriety and aftercare strategy.

What Are the Objectives of Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy strives to build strength, awareness, and harmony in your mind and body. It uses personalized and intentional practices that not only address your challenges, but also alleviate some of your addiction issues in a non-invasive and compassionate way.

The objectives of yoga therapy are customized to your specific needs, but they may include:

  • Leveraging the movement of breath and body to relax your mind, reduce stress, and prevent relapse
  • Using reflection and visualization methods to release some of the physical and emotional pain you might experience from substance abuse, mental conditions, and more

It’s important to acknowledge that addiction rarely occurs on its own. Other mental and physical conditions usually accompany it, so our team ensures your yoga therapy practice helps you manage all parts of yourself. Rest assured, our team won’t make you do anything you’re uncomfortable with, so we’ll sit down with you to discuss and explore your yoga therapy options.

What Are Some Yoga Therapy Techniques?

Yoga therapy techniques strive to help you achieve a sense of inner peace where you understand and respect your boundaries. They might involve:

  • Meditation: Meditation is a visualization practice centered on controlled breathing exercises. These exercises aim to quiet and relax your mind to help you gain a sense of mental clarity and self-understanding.
  • Mindfulness: Mindfulness is a technique that provides focused attention to your thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations. Mindfulness helps you recognize the shifting feelings we experience daily and identify the root causes.
  • Stretching and strengthening: Through various asanas, or postures, your yoga therapist can help you stretch and strengthen specific parts of the body. These physical movements can improve mind-body connection, coordination, strength, and control.

Older man sitting in a yoga pose.

What Are the Benefits of Yoga Therapy?

Research indicates that yoga has the potential to help with substance addiction, mental disorders (depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.), and relapse prevention. After all, the more we become physically, emotionally, and mentally aware of ourselves, the more grounded we feel to carry out healthier choices and lifestyles.
Those who couple yoga therapy with their primary treatment can experience benefits such as:

  • A calmer and clearer mind
  • More self-awareness and understanding
  • A healthier perspective and outlook on one’s life
  • An improved sense of control over oneself
  • Better physical strength and flexibility
  • Better sleep

Contact Pinnacle Treatment Centers

For more information on our yoga therapy addiction recovery program, contact Pinnacle Treatment Centers today. We are proud to offer complementary therapies like yoga to help set up our clients for success. We thrive on collaboration, and we hope to do it with you.

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