Recovery Yoga Roswell Georgia

Benefits of Yoga

The Benefits of Yoga

At Centered Recovery Programs in Roswell, using mindfulness and holistic approaches, such as yoga, to mental health and addiction helps to create a grounded and significant lifestyle change. The benefits of yoga vary from person to person, but giving holistic treatment approaches a try can really improve your quality of life! By inviting our clients to participate in mindfulness-based activities to connect the mind and body, we offer therapeutic group classes including mindfulness yoga. So, what exactly is yoga and how can it help improve different areas of life?

What is Yoga?

Many people think of yoga as a fun exercise class to try with their friends, but yoga is much more than a physical experience. Yoga includes the practice of physical movements, but it also involves active mindfulness of mental concentration and deep breathing. Yoga has been practiced all over the world for thousands of years, and it involves connecting the body, mind, and spirit. Regardless of your experience, yoga can be done in many variations by people of all backgrounds to enhance physical and mental well-being.

Yoga as a Lifestyle

Whether you are a beginner that has never attempted yoga before or an experienced yogi, anyone can learn how to incorporate yoga into their lifestyle. Busy bees may prefer to take ten or fifteen minutes in their day to have a quick, peaceful yoga session or others may want to give a full class a try. Either way, yoga is best used as a daily mindfulness exercise to promote a consistent lifestyle. One of the first steps to adopting yoga as a lifestyle is to create attainable goals and find a system that makes it easy to practice every day. By making this commitment to yourself and your well-being, the benefits will compound to create happier and healthier habits.

Benefits of Yoga

There are a handful of studied benefits to the daily practice of yoga that can help to promote overall well-being.  Some benefits of yoga include:

  • Increased flexibility, strength, and balance
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved mental health and depressive symptoms
  • Positive quality of life in relationships
  • Boosted creativity
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Higher levels of self-esteem
  • Become more in-tune with body signals and needs

Starting your Mindfulness Journey

The journey to increased mindfulness is one that takes peacefulness, practice, and patience. Becoming more aware and connected to yourself and your thoughts can help to improve your recovery and mental health. It is helpful to know how thoughts and sensations are stored within your body! Finding ways, such as yoga, to approach ourselves with kindness and compassion can lead to wonderful outcomes. By incorporating yoga into your recovery program, you can learn how to begin your mindfulness journey. We hope that you will contact us at Centered Recovery Programs in Roswell to learn even more about our program. Call us at 800.556.2966 to see how we can help you on the path to mindfulness and recovery!

Written by Jennifer Lopes, BS Psy