ADDICTION- an excessive uncontrollable tempting behavior towards anything in particular like social media, cars, drugs, work etc.
Always do remember, that there’s always a hope and a scope to improve. All you have to do is face your fears and live with cheers!
Yoga is studied to be the best for the addiction recovery as it really helps in the easy withdrawal symptoms, relieve from the addiction triggering, prevents relapse. In short, it helps in reviving completely!
Here are lists of five yoga poses that are helpful for any addiction recovery:
SPINAL BREATHING PRANAYAM:
Starting the yoga with the pranayam, which is the breathing exercise, is the best way to initialize as it helps in soothing the mind and calming the nerves, thus, helping in concentrating better!
Rest yourself comfortably on the chair, on the yoga mat or yoga cushion.
Now, rest your hands on the knees, with palms down to the NAMASTE POSE and eyes closed.
During inhaling, imagine the white light at the base of your spine and slowly begin to pull the light up your spine.
As you exhale, picture the light going down the spine, towards the tailbone.
Repeat this breathing technique for 10 continuous cycles.
FISH POSE OR MATSYASNA:
This was believed to be the “DESTROYER OF ALL DISEASES “and also to relieve anxiety and stress.
Lie down straight, with your back straight.
Put your legs extended in the air and feet together.
Lift your chest and shoulders and rest on your forearms with your palms flat.
Lift your right hip, then place your right hand under your hip and lift your left hip and place your left hand under your hip.
The intention should be to touch your pinky finger, just below your glutes.
Remain in this position for 5-10 full breathes.
It helps in stretching of the hip flexors, psoas and groin region. These areas hold much of our emotional trauma. Focus on each hip and hail the tension to e relieved.
From downward, facing dog, lift your right leg forward in a way such that the right knee is stacked directly above your ankle.
Rest your left knee on the ground so as to feel the stretch of the front of the left thigh and hip.
Rest your palms on the ground, framing your front foot or raise it above, towards the sky.
Keep your spine lengthening skywards, the core activities and your shoulders relaxed.
Repeat on the other side.
This helps when you are struggling with deep-seated emotions or tightening around your hips, calves, thighs or lower back. It helps in the building of the strength to stay present in case of any discomfort or addiction.
Start with the low lunge, with your left leg extended back.
Lift the left knee and bring it closer to the left edge of your mat
Turn your left foot to a 45-degree angle to the front toes face the upper left corner of your mat and the left heel faces the back right corner.
Now inhale and raise your upper body with arms above your head.
The intention should be to have the hips and shoulders square to the front of the mat.
Keep pressing the left foot on the map
Hold for few breaths and repeat on the other side.
LEGS UP THE WALL POSE:
This pose helps in calming the mind and relaxation of the body. It helps in dealing with the anxiety and depression. It increases the circulation of the blood in the body and thus helps in coping with the distressed situation with peace.
Begin with bringing your hips as close to the wall as possible.
Gently roll on your back and place the back of the thighs up on the wall, thus resting the entire lower portion of the body on the hip.
Adjust your hips closer to the wall, in a comfortable position.
Extend your arms and rest them either on your hips or on the belly.
Stay there for 5-10 minutes.
Slowly release back to the position of rest.