Years of prolonged drug and alcohol abuse will cause your body to deteriorate. Lack of exercise, an unhealthy diet, and the constant bombardment of toxins cause a multitude of health problems. Passages Malibu offers many indoor and outdoor exercise programs to combat the effects of drug use on the body.
One of the many holistic methods that we offer is yoga. This treatment is a positive, calming technique to begin steadily reversing the negative effects of drug and alcohol use. When combined with our nutrition counseling and physical training, yoga is sure to place you back on the path to healing. As one of the many substance abuse treatment methods we utilize at Passages Malibu, yoga stretches the muscles and soft tissues in your body and releases the lactic acids that build up in the joints and cause stiffness, pain, and fatigue.
After several yoga sessions you will start to experience a better range of motion, giving you a sense of ease and fluidity. Your muscles will start to strengthen, including your heart, and you will also notice an improvement in your cardio performance.
Regular practice of yoga increases flexibility and core strength, which results in better posture and many additional health benefits. Yoga will help you improve your deep and mindful breathing, which continuously improves lung capacity. This careful and controlled breathing stimulates the relaxation response, which is very important for healing addiction because anxiety is one of the major causes of drug and alcohol dependency.
Yoga also releases endorphins (the body’s natural "feel good" chemicals), which results in a better mood and improved concentration. You are sure to feel less stressed and more relaxed after your first class, and there will be a noticeable change in your body and posture after just a few sessions. At Passages Malibu, yoga is incorporated into the holistic addiction treatment program to heal not only your mind and spirit, but your body as well.
Yoga lowers blood pressure and slows the heart rate. Other medical conditions commonly relieved by yoga include back pain, arthritis, and symptoms of asthma. You do not have to be an advanced practitioner to enjoy the benefits of yoga. You are never too old, too out of shape, or too "tight" to do yoga.
Are you ready to get healthy and end your addiction once and for all? Call Passages Addiction Treatment Center Now at (888) 920-8849.