12 STEP RECOVERY
Held weekly at our Webster, MA peer recovery center, Yoga of 12 Step Recovery, Y12SR, is an innovative addiction relapse prevention program that integrates the wisdom of yoga and the practical tools of 12 Step recovery programs. As a physical exercise, Yoga of 12 Step Recovery can be a great addition to a holistic recovery plan. Guided by its theme, "The Issues Live in the Tissues," Yoga of 12 Step Recovery meetings are offered throughout the US and abroad and is quickly becoming a feature of addiction recovery centers.
WEDNESDAYS 6:30 - 8:00PM
The Yoga of 12 Step Recovery is a meeting and a yoga practice. The time is divided between a 12 Step-like sharing circle, a yoga asana (movement), pranayama (breath-work), and a meditation session where we "take it to the mats." The yoga asana practice is designed to be accessible to all bodies and levels of the yoga experience. It is open to all persons who suffer from substance use disorder and those who love them. It is offered as an adjunct—not a replacement— to regular addiction recovery work. The principles of safety and anonymity are upheld by Yoga of 12 Step Recovery.
OF YOGA OF 12 STEP RECOVERY
The 12-Step Program has helped many achieve and maintain sobriety. It acts as a simple reference to see how far along the recovery process you are, how much farther you have to go, and things you’ll likely have to face along the way.
The euphoric experiences provided by substances are the main drive for using them. Yoga provides participants with naturally occurring euphoria from the combined effects of the physical and mental aspects of the exercise.
REDUCED WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS
The early stages of recovery are often the most challenging and stressful, as withdrawal symptoms can be most prevalent. Integrating yoga into addiction therapy can help ease stress by soothing the mind and stretching the body.