Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation
Yoga, mindfulness, and meditation teach people in recovery practical skills to reduce stress, manage emotions, and develop focused self-awareness. Mindfulness – which includes yoga and meditation – asks you to slow down and pay attention to the world as it is, without judgment. You observe and accept. It asks you to become aware of your body and your physical sensations – also without judgment. You observe and accept your body as it is in the moment – not as it was when you were younger, not as it will be next month, but in the moment. It asks you to become aware of your thoughts – not as they once were, not as you wish them to be, but as they are in the moment. Mindfulness practices reconnect you to your mind, body, and spirit in a kind, thoughtful, and gentle way that fosters compassion and understanding.
Connecting the Dots for Recovery
Experienced instructors and clinicians at The Ridge teach you how to transfer lessons learned from yoga, meditation, and acupuncture to recovery and to life. Mindfulness practices such as yoga and meditation are valuable because once you know them, they’re yours forever. When you learn a morning yoga routine, it’s yours. You don’t need a gym membership. All you need is time and a little space. The same is true for meditation and mindful breathing exercises. Once you know them, they’re there for you – and they can help you manage stress and navigate difficult emotions for your entire recovery journey.