Yoga Supports Recovery from Substance Abuse.
Yoga not only improves muscle strength and flexibility, but it can also benefit a range of health problems affecting your physical and mental wellness. From easing back pain and lowering blood pressure to reducing feelings of anxiety, taking part in yoga can help many people to enhance their well-being. There is also evidence that yoga is a useful adjunct during recovery from substance abuse. This is relevant, as substance dependency is a growing problem, with figures from the World Health Organization (2004) suggesting that as many as 16% of adults are dependent on alcohol in some areas and up to 3% on drugs. It is important not to forget that dependency on nicotine is also an important issue, as this is one of the leading causes of death that could be prevented.By: “contributor, Susan Howell.