In order for individuals to experience lasting recovery, they need to seek addiction treatment designed to heal the mind, body, and spirit. At Crest View Recovery Center in Asheville, North Carolina, we subscribe to a “wellness overall” philosophy. It’s one of the reasons why we offer yoga classes and mindfulness meditation as valuable amenities.

The Importance of Yoga Classes

Woman Meditating During Yoga ClassesAddiction is a physically, mentally, and spiritually draining disease. To compensate for the empty feelings and depression, individuals develop addictive behaviors and self-medicate in order to cope. Most detox and subsequent substance abuse programs teach you how to become physically sober. Without addressing the other aspects, however, individuals can be prone to relapse—even after successfully completing a traditional program.

Also known as therapeutic movement, CVRC offers trauma-sensitive yoga classes designed to reclaim and revitalize bodies suffering from trauma and addiction. Led by our certified yoga therapist, this evidence-based healing program focuses on gentle, body-centered movement combined with controlled breathing. Our structured, supportive, and self-paced yoga classes go a long way in supplementing our traditional addiction therapy modalities.

How CVRC Integrates Mindfulness Meditation

For those attempting recovery, reflecting on the past and stressing out about the future are quick paths to relapse. During the recovery process, mindfulness meditation helps clients develop focused, non-judgmental awareness on their present recovery and what’s happening in the moment. Remaining grounded in the present teaches individuals how to be less anxious or depressed while also limiting compulsive behaviors.

Additionally, mindfulness meditation helps clients become comfortable with being uncomfortableRather than escape from painful feelings, mindfulness meditation encourages individuals to sit quietly with themselves and pay close attention to thoughts and feelings without passing judgment or taking action. Our mindfulness approach helps clients evaluate their compulsive behaviors while empowering them to change their lives. 

Yoga Classes and Meditation Are Just Two Components to Holistic Recovery

At CVRC, our goal is to set the foundation for lifelong sobriety. Our clients have found post-detox, NADA-sanctioned acupuncture treatment to be tremendously beneficial in reducing stress and apprehension during recovery. We’ve also seen individuals learn and grow through therapeutic recreation as part of our reality therapy model.

Now’s the best time to start on your recovery journey.  Call Crest View Recovery Center today at 866-327-2505.