Why Stretching Is so Good for Your Healing Journey

Why Stretching Is so Good for Your Healing Journey

Addiction recovery is a time for you to focus on getting your mind, body, and spirit in the best shape of your life. It’s not just about treating the addiction itself.

Instead, it’s about restoring what was once damaged from addiction. Physical health is incredibly important because your body serves as a temple to your life.

Without your physical health, you wouldn’t be able to rejuvenate and replenish. If you’re looking for an activity that will boost your physical health – and, subsequently, your mental and spiritual health – consider incorporating stretching into your daily routine.


Numerous studies have found that stretching provides so many benefits to those who do it consistently. Stretching promotes flexibility, it improves posture, and it prepares muscles to recover from potential injuries.

Additionally, stretching increases blood supply – which means that nutrients are better able to reach the places that they need to go. Ultimately, stretching is great for several things affecting the mind, body, and spirit. 




Light movement has been shown to improve mental health and can give you more opportunities to experience happiness. Stretching throughout the day can lead to improved posture, which can cause you to feel more confident and can also reduce anxiety and depression.

While these effects on their own are impactful, think of how they can translate into other areas of your life and your recovery.




Your body needs to “warm-up” before it embarks on the many demands that you ask of it each day. Stretching ensures that your body is ready for a wide range of motions, ultimately preventing unwanted injury.

Additionally, stretching can improve your circulation, which can help you avoid many health-related issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, heart strain and more.




Holistic practices such as yoga allow you to stretch and breathe at the same time. Engaging in activities like yoga supports a sense of grounding, opening up more space in your mind and heart for learning and growing.

Uniting breath and physical movement creates a sense of presence and mindfulness that greatly supports your ability to cope with life’s obstacles. 


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At Avalon Malibu, value traditional treatment modalities, as well as alternative, holistic methods to support a well-rounded recovery. It’s never too late to make a change towards living a healthier and happier life. Call Avalon Malibu today for a consultation, at 844-857-5992.

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