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Yoga Asanas For Addiction Recovery

Addiction can be of different forms: alcohol addiction, drug addiction, eating disorders, gambling addiction, sex addiction, smoking addiction, to mention a few. Besides, addiction is a symptom and can be treated. By uncovering the underlying causes and taking action, one can move from the darkness to light. Light back bends bring about an opening in the chest and solar plexus area, encouraging the elimination of stored hurts (both real and perceived).

Poses like the Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svasana) bring about a new perspective, looking at the world from a different angle.

The study, published online in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that smokers trained with a form of mindfulness meditation known as Integrative Body-Mind Training (IBMT) curtailed their smoking by 60 percent.

Here are some poses (asana) that are useful in addiction recovery:

These poses have a positive effect on the areas of the body that are most often affected by abuse. Internally, the organs are gently massaged and the heart and lungs can be used more efficiently. The practice of deep breathing (Pranayama) fills every cell in the body with rich oxygenated blood.

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