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 therapy as valuable amenities.

The Importance of Yoga Classes

Woman Meditating During Yoga Classes and meditation therapyAddiction 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 treatment 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 or fitness therapy, 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 services.

How CVRC Integrates Mindfulness Meditation Therapy

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. 

Benefits of Holistic Therapy

Holistic therapy is the treatment of the mind, body, and spirit. Therefore, yoga classes and meditation therapy fall into this category. When you do yoga or meditation, you can ease your mind while reflecting on your recovery journey. This will help improve your overall mental strength during rehab. Furthermore, yoga classes will help your physical health as well.

When you enter treatment, it’s important to have a full range of therapies available to you. Many people will find success with certain activities that don’t help everyone. In fact, what works for you may not work for everyone else. If yoga does the trick to help you find balance, then it’s important to add it to your recovery program.

However, if holistic options are not your top priority, then you can lean more on individual counseling and group therapy. This custom treatment approach will give you the best chance at a successful recovery.

Yoga Classes and Meditation Therapy 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-based therapy model.

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