Yoga can be a powerful aid for individuals in therapy. The benefits of yoga therapy include improved physical health and, at the same time, improved mental health. It is a practice that helps individuals disrupt their normal or habitual movements to instead strengthen muscles usually not used. By participating in the poses themselves, you will get stronger, and your body will naturally start to feel better.
Yoga therapy also slows down the mind encouraging it to focus on a pose or breathing. In those quiet moments, clients begin to unlock emotions and memories, granting them the opportunity to be processed healthily. This is why yoga therapy is such a powerful tool. When combined with another form of treatment or therapy at Grace Counseling, yoga therapy vastly improves recovery and healing from a substance use disorder or any mental health issue.