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Yoga Therapy at Mehar Foundation

Yoga Therapy Addiction Recovery | De addiction Centre in India

There are many methods and programs available to treat substance abuse and addiction, from traditional, to alternative, to complementary. More and more programs are focusing on a “whole person” or holistic approach that encompasses a variety of methods and tools to help achieve, maintain, and enhance recovery.

Yoga Therapy at Mehar Foundation

Importance of Yoga

Yoga is a complementary, or adjunct, health practice that is often considered a natural form of medicine. Adjunct means “in addition to,” and not “in place of.” Yoga is often beneficial when used in tandem with other traditional substance abuse treatment methods.

Yoga is increasingly being used in substance abuse treatment programs and throughout recovery to help prevent relapse, reduce withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings, and provide a healthy outlet to cope with potential triggers and daily life stressors.

The practice of yoga may actually help to balance some parts of the brain and body that are impacted by drug abuse in a natural way. In addition to the physical aspects of yoga, there are also many emotional benefits as well. When practicing yoga, people are attuned to their bodies, learn to regulate their breathing, and to really listen to their bodies. This can create a self-awareness of how things may make a person feel a certain way in a nonjudgmental fashion.

By focusing all energy inward, individuals can learn to take ownership for the way they feel and gain control over themselves and their subsequent actions. In so doing, they may also become more self-reliant and self-confident. By recognizing cravings when they occur and not attempting to avoid them or give in to them, for example, a person may be more able to cope with and manage these feelings if they are more physically aware of them when they occur.

Yoga can also increase energy levels, encourage people to eat better, and improve quality of sleep that may be disrupted by drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms. When people feel better physically, they are more able to handle stress and anything that may come up during the day. More sleep means a clearer head and lower irritability levels. Physical exercise can also improve self-image, as healthy habits can improve the appearance of the physical body as well.

Many of the 12-Step programs individuals join during treatment and recovery to garner support are steeped in spirituality and spiritual concepts. Yoga can enhance this and help individuals to reach that spiritual connection through breathing techniques and mindfulness meditation. Quieting down all external influences through yoga may help a person to find inner peace through self-reflection and come to a personal realization of what may need to change to improve life.

Yoga goes way beyond just stretching. It can be beneficial as a part of a substance abuse treatment program and can be practiced independently as well. When used in conjunction with other traditional therapy practices, yoga can be a wonderful adjunct therapy that individuals can practice throughout their lifetime to calm themselves and improve clarity of mind whenever needed.


Mehar Foundation’s Yoga Therapy program offers a holistic approach to addiction recovery and mental well-being. As a leading de addiction centre in India, their drug and alcohol rehab centre in Chandigarh provide comprehensive care. By blending ancient yoga practices with modern therapy, participants experience transformative healing and inner growth. This compassionate approach empowers individuals to overcome addiction, cultivate resilience, and embrace a healthier future. Mehar Foundation’s dedication to well-being and innovative care makes a significant impact on those seeking a brighter and addiction-free life.