Many Americans explain yoga as something that you “do”, but this isn’t quite the case. As it was originally developed into, yoga is a natural state of being – it’s a spiritual discipline that involves breath control, simple meditation, and the incorporation of certain bodily postures to promote health and relaxation. So many people throughout America are practicing the art of yoga each and everyday, and for a number of reasons: flexibility, general conditioning, stress relief, improvement of overall health, and physical fitness. If you’re currently in addiction recovery but are contemplating yoga and are nervous to get started, the reality is that so many other people can do it: why can’t you?
Perhaps you’re in addiction or mental illness recovery, and you’re questioning your flexibility. You may think you’re too big, too old, or “too much” of something to be able to practice yoga – if this is the case, you need to immediately push those thoughts aside because they’re not true. Unless you’ve got a serious health condition that could cause you harm, anyone can practice yoga. The best part is that there are many types of yoga, such as:
- Hatha yoga
- Iyengar yoga
- Kundalini yoga
- Ashtanga yoga
- Yin yoga
- Prenatal yoga
Nearly half of people who practice yoga consider themselves new at the practice – that means that not only are there a lot of “beginners”, but you are also not alone in this endeavor either. Avalon Malibu will provide yoga classes to help you increase your flexibility while connecting with your own body and breathing patterns. By practicing yoga, you can gain a variety of benefits, including: a balanced metabolism, improved circulatory health, improved energy and vitality, weight reduction, and more. Don’t wait any longer to add yoga to your treatment regime at Avalon Malibu.
Avalon Malibu is a world-renowned, California state-licensed mental health and substance abuse recovery center. If you are ready to seek treatment to develop the tools you need to overcome life’s obstacles and be on the road towards happiness, health, and well-being, call us today at 844-857-5992 for a consultation. It’s never too late, and there are people here ready to help you – it’s never too late to begin taking steps towards a happier, healthier life.