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What is Yoga Therapy?

As a practice, yoga utilizes physical postures and controlled breathing that help lengthen and strengthen the spine, increase flexibility, and help calm the mind. Yoga also helps addicts to improve their concentration and helps develop patience. A great benefit of regular yoga practice is that it helps those in addiction treatment handle the cravings and urges to use drugs and alcohol and it helps even out the wide swings in emotion that are common early in treatment. Through regular practice, those who undergo yoga therapy for substance abuse can significantly reduce withdrawal symptoms and help restore the body to optimal balance. Additionally, regular yoga practice rejuvenates the body and gives those who practice a more positive outlook on life.

What Are the Components of a Yoga Therapy?

If you are looking for effective drug treatment programs for you or your loved one, you will find that you have many options to choose from. Many drug rehabs feature beneficial services such as medical detoxification, therapy, life, and coping skill training, and relapse prevention education to name a few examples. While these programs provide addicts the help and support they need in overcoming their addiction, it may not be enough to ensure meaningful long‐term recovery. Because of the complex nature of addiction as a disease, an increasing number of drug treatment facilities offer holistic therapies and treatment options that address the totality of an individual’s addiction in mind, body, and spirit. Yoga therapy is one of the most popular holistic treatment options available at many treatment centers. The discipline and structure found in yoga therapy can help reinforce 12‐Step based treatment programs, and addicts can further boost their chances of maintaining their recovery. If you or a loved one is interested in yoga therapy in Fresno, contact First Steps Recovery to learn more about their yoga therapy programs.

The Benefits of a Yoga Therapy Program

As stated earlier, the discipline, focus, and structure of a yoga therapy program is an excellent addition to drug treatment and an addict’s individual treatment and recovery plan. With regular practice, those who are involved in yoga for addiction therapy experience substantial benefits. Through the use of controlled breathing, clients can gain control of their thoughts and emotions which be very unpredictable in the early stages of their recovery. The deep breathing techniques commonplace in yoga practice can help clients gain better physical control. During early recovery, patients can feel overwhelmed by anger and guilt, and these feelings can prove difficult to address. If clients are unable to adequately address these emotions during treatment, any sobriety that is achieved will be short‐lived. A yoga therapy program for substance abuse utilizes techniques that combine inner and outer peace in a way that is unique and not seen in other forms of physical exercise.

Arguably one of the biggest benefits that clients can gain from yoga therapy programs in Clovis is the strengthening of spiritual connections with themselves and the world around them. As also stated earlier, developing a strong spiritual foundation is an important part of 12‐step programs and it encourages those new to recovery to reach out to others in order to get the help and support they need. Additionally, yoga also helps strengthen spiritual connections through the increased use of meditation and prayer.

What Can You Expect from Yoga Therapy Program?

You may think that you need excellent physical fitness in order to benefit from yoga therapy. With First Steps Recovery’s yoga therapy program, you will discover that anyone can benefit from yoga practice—no matter your age, experience, or fitness level. Our experienced yoga instructors will create an individual yoga therapy program that takes into account your fitness level and level of commitment. Drawing from a wide range of yoga disciplines, you will be able to find a specific yoga practice that best suits your own unique needs. You will develop effective ways to calm your mind, and you will learn to master the specific poses that will stretch and tone your muscles to increase your strength and flexibility. Additionally, our yoga therapy program emphasizes the support and empowerment that you received from others. It is these connections that can help you stay inspired and motivated so you can break free from the vicious cycle of drug addiction.

Help Address Your Substance Abuse with Yoga Program

If you or a loved one truly want to break free from substance abuse, you need to find a drug rehab that offers both traditional and holistic treatment approaches. In addition to our traditional treatment programming, First Steps Recovery offers a quality Clovis yoga therapy program that can help you find peace, serenity, and long-term sobriety. If you are ready to make that change today, call First Steps Recovery and make your recovery a reality.

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Variety of Holistic Experiential Therapies We Offer

We offer a variety of holistic therapies to our clients, both experiential and evidence-based. These therapies help our clients to get in touch with their minds and bodies while undergoing treatment, promoting a sense of peace and wellness.
Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy that encourages patients to confront and explore their emotions through experiences, hence the name. It’s not your typical sit-down-and-talk kind of therapy.

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Equine Therapy

Equine therapy works with clients that have behavior issues, autism, and developmental disabilities and works with vets suffering from PTSD.

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has become increasingly recognized as a valuable tool in the journey of addiction recovery. As individuals navigate the challenges of overcoming addiction, massage therapy offers a unique approach to healing both the mind and body.

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Narrative Therapy

We believe in the transformative potential of narrative therapy for conquering addiction. Our method is grounded in the recognition that addiction is a deeply personal battle influenced by individual experiences and narratives.

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Yoga Therapy

Yoga utilizes physical postures and controlled breathing that help lengthen and strengthen the spine, increase flexibility, and help calm the mind.

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Recreation Therapy

Recreation recovery is a new way of living life. Living clean and sober opens people up to whole new ways of having fun and enjoying life.

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Physical Therapy

Physical wellness plays a huge part in the success of recovery. Maintaining a healthy weight, and getting the proper amount of vitamins, minerals, and proteins are all essential to repairing the damage done by drugs and alcohol.

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Mindfulness Therapy

Mindfulness therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on learning to notice thoughts, feelings, and surroundings without automatic responses.

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My experience with First Steps and their entire team has not only helped me to gain sobriety but maintain it now for knots 18 months. The 24 or so days I spent there was the best thing that happened. My kids have their mom, the parents have their daughter but most importantly I have myself back!!

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