Yoga and meditation are two forms of physical and mental exercises that have stood the test of time. They have been used as an alternative form of exercise to keep the mind and body healthy and happy. They date back thousands of years and remain popular even today and in fact, are more relevant and needed in modern times. It helps to inculcate the ability to switch off and clear one’s mind and this can be achieved in both practices. This is why Parvarish Recovery Center Karachi has made it a part of its treatment program.

Yoga is one of the oldest forms of exercise which focuses on flexibility, strength, and breathing. Over the years yoga practice has changed and is widely used as a common activity in many fitness centers all over the world. It helps to attain tranquility in both mind and spirit.

We can gauge the authenticity of the benefits that can be achieved through yoga by seeing the continued popularity of the practice for thousands of years. There are many ways that yoga is beneficial. It is known to lower stress and elevate your mood. Stress buildup can cause some serious health issues. Feeling overworked can lead to pain in your back and neck as well as develop headaches and sleeping problems. Yoga helps to maintain the level of calm and increase the levels of serotonin in your body and improve your mood.

It has been shown that yoga can lower your blood pressure, increase your heart rate and improve your immune system. It makes your body more supple, and flexible and increases your muscle tone and strength. It helps to maintain a balanced metabolism and even leads to weight loss.

Meditation like yoga has gained popularity in recent years. People have learned the value of a healthier and more holistic lifestyle for overall well-being. It helps in freeing us from worries and stress and achieving a level of contentment and a happy state of mind. It increases the power of attention, focus, and self-awareness, and relieves stress and anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders.

Again, the meditation releases feel-good hormones like serotonin and oxytocin, which normalizes your blood pressure as well as your heart rate.  It is also a proven tool to help clear our minds and wipe away negative thoughts.

It entails benefits for not only your mind but also your physical energy, building your immune system, and fertility, and eradicating your body from tension-related pains, headaches, and muscular problems.

The team at PRC Rehabilitation Center Clifton Karachi has made this a part of their program for these reasons and more. Yoga and meditation provide a natural, non-medicated way for clients in recovery to manage their symptoms, even after leaving rehab. Research shows that meditation can be a great technique for people affected by substance use disorders to help manage cravings and reduce the risk of relapse.

At PRC Clifton Karachi, we offer a holistic approach to addiction treatment and recovery. We offer mindfulness meditation and yoga as complementary therapy for those seeking treatment for drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.

Mindfulness meditation helps to focus on things happening at the moment. Clients in recovery are taught to focus on their emotions, sensations, and thoughts happening in the present. As the mind is focused on the here and now, it becomes easier to separate experiences from certain emotions.

Just like in meditation, yoga also promotes mindful awareness of experiences and emotions. Self-care is an important aspect of the addiction recovery process, as it improves a person’s self-esteem and self-worth.

PRC believes in instilling in the minds of their clients leaving rehab and returning to independent living, the benefits of yoga and mindfulness meditation to reduce the risk of relapse. Learning to manage cravings and control stress triggers can be a key factor for remaining clean and sober. Both yoga and meditation generate dopamine and endorphins naturally which further reduces the need to return to a pattern of substance abuse.

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