Many of our Promises programs offer alternative healing approaches such as yoga. Yoga is a mindfulness practice that provides physical benefits and also helps clients stay grounded in the present moment, promoting a strong mind-body-spirit connection. The Benefits of Yoga in Recovery Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. It helps the practitioner create awareness, harmony and strength of mind. By focusing on breathing and specific physical movements, yoga can bring clients back to the present and minimize their vulnerability to craving and triggers. Yoga therapy restores balance and generates energy in the body \u2013 tools that can enhance inner awareness. Other benefits of yoga include: \tReduced stress \tImproved mood and focus \tStronger overall sense of well-being \tIncreased energy \tIncreased flexibility \tIncrease in overall muscle tone and strength \tBetter breathing control and efficient use of oxygen in the body \tImproved heart health While in treatment, clients making use of rehab yoga have reported fewer problems with insomnia and, with improved mental focus, have been able to be more active participants in their treatment. They also feel a positive mood change. Yoga at Promises Rehab yoga is designed to bring a loving awareness back to the body. With guidance from an experienced yoga instructor, clients learn how to align body, mind and intention as well as learn valuable coping mechanisms to draw from when they experience stress, triggers and anxiety. Components of yoga therapy groups may include: Pranayama (breath work) \u2013 focusing on breathing techniques to reduce stress and anxiety and to allow the mind to come into a calm space. Beginner Guided Meditation \u2013 cultivating a meditation practice clients can take with them into the world such as traditional meditation techniques as well as specific meditations that cultivate self-love, empowerment and healing. Physical Asana (physical postures\/poses) \u2013 learning the fundamentals of a physical yoga practice, with poses that directly benefit certain afflictions of the body and the mind, including yoga specific to addiction, restorative practices and yoga for anxiety. Recovery skills \u2013 In addition to being fun and relaxing, yoga therapy helps clients develop tools to handle stress and anxiety and to learn to be in tune with their bodies. Help is Within Reach in Texas and Arizona Here at Promises, you can find two exceptional rehab centers that can help you along your journey to sobriety. We have a location in Scottsdale, AZ and in Austin, TX, and in both places we claim years of expertise in treating addiction from multiple angles. We will design a treatment plan that will be as unique as you are. Our centers offer: \tAddiction Treatment Centers \tResidential Drug Rehab Centers \tMen's and Women's Mental Health Treatment Centers \tDual Diagnosis Treatments\u00a0 \tAddiction Counseling \tAftercare Programs Let Us Help You Through Recovery Don't put your health in the wrong hands. At Promises.com, we can help you through your addiction and get you on the path to long lasting sobriety. Let us customize a plan that fits your individual needs. For more information on yoga therapy and other treatment options, call us at today at .