Recreation & Yoga Therapy

Recreation Therapy for Florida Drug Rehab

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Recreation therapy at Simple Path Recovery is an important part of the daily client addiction treatment schedule. Most of our aim during daily recreation is to help clients find a new outlet for misdirected energy spent on their addictions. Also, clients greatly benefit from recreational play in terms of teamwork or individual creativity. Our programs contain daily activities that are both structured and unstructured. Recreation allows for opportunity to decease stress, exhaust excess energy and create mental downtime.

Recreation Therapy Supports the Whole Person

Recreation supports mental health by introducing new interests and activities. For clients in the partial hospitalization program, recreation is a welcome break from the difficult work of addiction recovery.

Recreation therapy also supports healthy use of rest time. Most in active addiction have spent all their free time focused on obtaining and using drugs. In recovery, hobbies and interests can fill the cracks drugs or alcohol used to fill. Almost all recreational therapies promote physical health, making this a model way to support overall healing.

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Benefits of Recreation Therapy for Addiction Recovery

  • Improves social functions
  • Increases motivation
  • Enriches self-esteem
  • Increases ability to cope with stress and frustration without chemical dependency
  • Develops exercise and relaxation skills
  • Cultivates team building
  • Increases awareness of sober fun
  • Decreases boredom and isolation
  • Reduces stress and anxiety

Yoga Therapy at Simple Path Recovery

Years of protracted drug and alcohol abuse will cause your body to decline. Specifically, lack of exercise, an unhealthy diet, and constant toxins can cause a host of health problems. For this reason, Simple Path Recovery offers many indoor and outdoor exercise programs to combat the effects of drug abuse on the body.

One of the many holistic methods that we utilize is yoga therapy. This exercise class is a positive, calming technique to begin reversing the negative effects of drug and alcohol use. Moreover, yoga therapy stretches the muscles and soft tissues in your body, releasing the lactic acids that build up in the joints and cause stiffness, pain, and fatigue.

After several yoga sessions clients start to experience a better range of motion, giving them a sense of ease and fluidity. In fact, muscles like the heart will begin to strengthen, and participants will quickly notice an improvement in their cardio performance.

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Yoga Benefits Recovery and Long-Term Health

Regular practice of yoga increases flexibility and core strength. Yoga will improve your posture and help you improve your deep and mindful breathing, which continuously improves lung capacity. This careful and controlled breathing stimulates the relaxation response, which is very important for healing addiction, as anxiety is one of the major causes of drug and alcohol dependency.

Yoga also releases endorphins, which results in a better mood and improved concentration. In fact, some clients report feeling less stressed after just one class. Over time, there will be a noticeable change in your body and posture. At Simple Path Recovery, yoga therapy is incorporated into our whole approach, to open your mind, heal your body, and awaken your spirit!

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