Why you need to practice Yoga for Recovery - Part V

Here’s Part V of my Yoga in Recovery series. Check out my other videos to watch Part I, and see my last few posts for Part II, III, and IV. 



Benefits of Legs Up the Wall Pose:

- Regulates blood flow.

- Alleviates menstrual cramps.

- Relieves swollen ankles and varicose veins.

- Improves digestion.

- Restores tired feet or legs.

- Stretches the back of the neck, front torso, and back of the legs.

- Slows the body and mind down, which lowers the heart rate and in turn lowers anxiety, stress, and insomnia.

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Why you need to practice Yoga in Recovery - Part IV

Why you need to practice Yoga in Recovery - Part IV

Here’s Part IV of my Yoga in Recovery series. Check out my last posts for Parts I, II, and III.


With yoga being a natural and holistic way to support your recovery, it’s only a given that adding essential oils would deepen your yoga practice, which in turn aids your recovery that much more. 


Using essential oils during your practice will enhance your time on the mat. The oils will help you reach the mental or physical state you want.

 

You want to use oils for a specific purpose. Diffuse the oil(s) that will inspire you on your mat.

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Why you need to practice Yoga in Recovery - Part III

Why you need to practice Yoga in Recovery - Part III

This is Part III of my Yoga in Recovery series. Check out my past posts to watch Part I and read Part II.


As you recall, I’m addressing only the physical poses of yoga since many in the Western world associate yoga with simply the poses. The truth is there are eight limbs of yoga, and the physical poses are only one of the eight limbs.


Nevertheless, let’s continue discussing the benefits of yoga and how it helps those in recovery.

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Why you need to practice Yoga in Recovery - Part II

Why you need to practice Yoga in Recovery - Part II

This is a followup to my video about Yoga in Recovery - Part I. Check out my past posts to watch.


When people don’t know how to regulate the difficult emotional states that accompany anxiety, depression, and fatigue in a healthy way, they tend to turn toward outside sources for comfort. Relying on outside sources to soothe one’s self is a slippery slide towards addiction because those outside sources one chooses are typically alcohol, food, drugs, relationships, sex, shopping, etc.

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Why you need to practice Yoga in Recovery - Part I

Many people are aware of the benefits of yoga for the mind and body, such as stress reduction and better sleep. But, did you know that yoga helps with addiction recovery as well?


Most treatment modalities are turning towards a holistic approach to addressing addiction, and many use yoga as a complementary practice.

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