woman entering a pose during yoga therapyIn 2014, over 21 million Americans suffered addiction. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, almost one in every 12 adults experience this disease. With many methods to treat addiction, knowing which rehab to choose can be harder than it sounds. However, rehabs that provide yoga therapy benefit you more than you might expect.

About Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy is part of complementary therapies under a holistic approach. That sounds “difficult” at face value. It may sound like nonsense to you. However, the truth is more people have enjoyed healthy recovery using yoga with their rehab treatments, than many other mainstream methods.

Yoga fulfills many goals of treatment. Through this physical activity you gain stronger recovery, maintain that recovery more easily and enhance your lifestyle in sobriety. The holistic approach means it brings whole-person wellness. In essence, yoga helps you heal and stay healthy from head to toe.

Complementary therapies like yoga provide natural support for your medical treatments. You cannot substitute yoga for rehab or medical care. But together, yoga and medicine work exceptionally well together. Each method fills the voids in the other.

Mind-Body Connection for Substance Abuse Treatment

Yoga therapy includes the use of yoga poses for connection of your body, mind, and spirit. Yoga uses your breath to help you understand your body and gain self-awareness in all areas of your life. In yoga, you focus your attention on your inner self. About 21 million Americans actively practice yoga, from the very youngest children to the oldest adults, as anyone can safely do it.

Benefits of yoga include:

  • Relieves stress and pain
  • Improves physical energy, strength, and sleep
  • Increases self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-reflection
  • Encourages healthier eating, exercise, and lifestyle
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Heals your emotions
  • Gives you overall health and wellness benefit

Yoga therapy helps balance your brain and body. This balance occurs naturally, along with physical and emotional benefits. You become attuned to your body, listen to your innermost needs and learn breath regulation. Together, all of these benefits create better self-awareness and inner peace.

One of the most prominent keywords for describing yoga is a balance. Through yoga, you gain a balance you have not felt for a very long time. You gain control over your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Yoga also gives you a means of dealing with your cravings, instead of falling into relapse.

Instead of competing with other spiritual aspects of addiction programs, such as 12 step programs, yoga works with these for a more significant benefit. Through mindful meditation and deep breathing, you gain a deeper connection to your spirituality in recovery. You more easily find inner peace, attain self-reflection and understand what you need for secure, lasting recovery.

Women’s Rehab with Yoga Therapy in San Diego

Soledad House, a women’s rehab in beautiful San Diego, provides the treatment you need for healthy recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Using yoga and other methods, you learn about yourself, your addiction and what you need for lasting wellness.

Residential and outpatient treatment at Soledad House includes a variety of methods, therapies, and programs. Among other young women in treatment, you gain support and strength together and individually.

Programs of Soledad House include:

  • Extended care
  • Sober living and aftercare
  • Treatment for parental co-dependency
  • Alcohol, benzo and heroin recovery
  • 12 step program foundation
  • Spiritual activities and exercise therapy
  • Individual, group and family therapy

If you or a young woman you love need help for addiction, call Soledad House now at 866-314-3222. You can gain the recovery and inner peace you deserve. Just make this call for the right help.