Yoga therapy, which we use for working with addicts, is essentially a mix of ancient yoga, modern biochemistry and bodily-oriented psychology.
Regular yoga (in our case this is a yoga-based therapy) normalizes the work of the brain’s contentment system, restoring those functions that were broken as a result of using drugs or alcohol. In particular, with the help of these exercises, we create conditions for increasing the level of dopamine and other important elements produced by the human brain.
Practice is also full of exercises requiring physical effort, alternating with relaxation and static positions. A lot of breathing techniques and exercises for concentration and attention develop the person’s awareness and contact with oneself and one’s own body, strengthening the skill of delayed gratification. In addition, the external framework created by practice increases the level of self-discipline. Breathing exercises accelerate the natural processes of purification, balance out the emotional background and fill the body with energy.
The first sensation is the emotional uplift and inner peace. Practicing regularly, we return the system of satisfaction to lost functions.
In other words, yoga or therapy based on it, returns the lost joy of life and teaches you not to suffer.