This ancient practice has been used for thousands of years, again, beginning with the Hindus. Meditation done properly can help people find calm, clarity, and increased concentration. Studies prove how powerful mindful meditation can be to improve various mental health disorders and those suffering from addiction withdrawal. Being aware and present allows your mind and body to rest and relax, as you focus on deep breathing and releasing tension. Once mastered, meditation can significantly reduce anxiety and stop the “what if’s.”
Benefits of Meditation include:
In addiction recovery, and especially after detox, your body may need assistance regaining strength and physical fitness once again. For this reason, it’s integral to participate in a physical fitness program routine to help build up your body and increase your immunity. Your cardiovascular, muscular, and skeletal systems can benefit from daily exercise and provide a sense of well-being. Plus, physical fitness releases endorphins that naturally help you feel joy.
Other benefits to daily exercises include:
The practice of being in the now takes time to master. This is what mindfulness means, to be present with yourself and not react. When you’re aware of everything going around you, but you can sit with your thoughts and be, it is a powerful antidote to anxiety and the effects of withdrawal. It’s different from meditation because you don’t focus on just nothing, as you do with meditation; instead, you focus on your thoughts, emotions, and feelings. You can also use mindfulness anytime, anywhere. It allows you to be free of judgment of right or wrong, and present without distraction.
Benefits of being mindful include:
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