Yoga Therapy Programs

The Yoga Therapy program offered at The Recovery Team supports addiction recovery through a comprehensive approach that addresses the mind, body, and spirit.

Our Certified yoga therapists offer personalized sessions that combine traditional yoga practices with modern therapeutic techniques, promoting physical strength, flexibility, and relaxation, as well as addressing mental and emotional wellness.

Yoga therapy is an effective complement to traditional addiction treatment, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression and improving the overall quality of life. By integrating yoga therapy into their treatment approach, our center provides patients with the tools and resources needed for lasting recovery. Our program is designed to support individuals on their journey to wellness and healing, with a compassionate and experienced team available to help every step of the way.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

​Yoga therapy is a complementary and integrative approach to addiction and mental health treatment. It combines traditional yoga practices with modern therapeutic techniques to address the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of addiction and mental health issues.

In addiction treatment, yoga therapy can help reduce stress and anxiety, manage cravings, and improve overall well-being. In mental health treatment, yoga therapy can help manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Overall, yoga therapy provides individuals with a holistic and complementary approach to traditional therapy, helping them cultivate a greater sense of balance, inner peace, and resilience on their journey to recovery.

Benefits of Practicing Yoga

​Yoga is a form of physical activity that combines mindful movements with deep breathing and relaxation techniques. Some of the benefits of practicing yoga include:

  • Improved physical health: Yoga can help improve strength, flexibility, balance, and overall physical fitness.
  • Reduced stress and anxiety: The breathing and relaxation techniques used in yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety, leading to a greater sense of calm and well-being.
  • Increased mindfulness: Yoga encourages the practice of mindfulness, or being present in the moment, which can lead to greater self-awareness and improved mental health.
  • Improved sleep: Yoga has been shown to improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia, leading to better overall health and well-being.
  • Reduced pain and inflammation: Yoga has been shown to be effective in reducing pain and inflammation in conditions such as arthritis and chronic pain.
  • Improved heart health: Regular practice of yoga has been associated with improved heart health, including reduced blood pressure and lower risk of heart disease.

Overall, the practice of yoga offers a range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits that can help improve overall health and well-being.

What to Expect During Yoga Therapy

​A patient undergoing yoga therapy can expect a tailored approach to their treatment, designed to meet their individual needs and goals. Sessions typically begin with breathing exercises and meditation to help the patient relax and focus, followed by physical postures modified to suit their capabilities.

Additional therapeutic techniques such as mindfulness exercises or cognitive-behavioral therapy may also be incorporated. The yoga therapist provides guidance and support throughout the session, encouraging the patient to listen to their body and move at their own pace.

The session concludes with a period of relaxation or meditation to help the patient integrate their experience and leave feeling rejuvenated. Yoga therapy can help patients manage symptoms, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

​How Yoga Impacts the Brain

​Studies have shown that yoga therapy can positively impact the brain. Regular practice of yoga can lead to an increase in gray matter volume in areas of the brain related to memory, emotional regulation, and stress response.

This increase in gray matter can result in improved cognitive function, emotional regulation, and the ability to handle stress. Yoga therapy has also been found to boost levels of GABA, which helps regulate anxiety and promote relaxation while reducing cortisol levels, a stress hormone that can cause various physical and mental health problems when elevated.

By reducing cortisol levels, yoga therapy can alleviate the negative effects of stress on the brain and body. These findings suggest that practicing yoga therapy can promote better mental and physical health outcomes by improving brain function.

Spirituality, Mind, and Body

Yoga is known to promote inner peace, positive self-image, and numerous health benefits. In addition, its spiritual benefits are also significant, particularly for those who struggle with spirituality. Practicing yoga can exceed one’s expectations and help one achieve a greater sense of spirituality.

Spirituality is a fundamental aspect of many 12-step programs, and individuals who struggle with it often have difficulty fully participating in and accepting these programs. However, some of our clients have found that practicing yoga has helped them discover the spirituality needed to embrace and engage with a 12-step program.

Our Programs

Our program has a track record of successfully helping thousands of people. Our yoga therapy techniques are effective, and our experienced instructors are attuned to the unique needs of each individual.

We are always available to discuss drug rehab treatment options and provide more details about the therapies we offer. You can reach us 24/7 by calling (800) 817-1247.