The human mind and body work best when given proper nutrients, activity, and positive energy. When deprived of any of these elements, it cannot function at it’s highest level. When substances such as drugs or alcohol are consumed, they introduce toxins to the body. These toxins create in imbalance in the body because the brain is unable to regulate and produce the necessary neurotransmitters. The mind and body become weaker and function diminishes. Drugs end up creating a disconnect between the mind and body, making it difficult to preform the most basic functions on a physical, mental, and emotional level. Yoga is a practice that engages the mind and body, restoring balance caused by drug and alcohol addiction.
At Holistix Treatment Centers, we introduce our clients to yoga to help them restore the connections between their mind and body. There are countless benefits to yoga which all can contribute to overall improved health and a more manageable journey to recovery. These benefits include reducing stress, improving energy levels, building physical fitness, developing self-discipline, repairing brain chemistry, achieving balance, helping detox organs, and providing a coping mechanism. All of these are imperative to assisting the detox process, in addition to reducing relapse rates. Yoga provides a means to re-establish a connection between the mind and body, releasing toxins and reducing stress in a natural, health manner.