Let’s talk about Addicti...

Why do you think most of the people at workplaces meet with the addiction behaviors such as the use of drugs and alcohol? It would be obvious that you or some of your colleagues might be using alcohol or drugs now and then. Isn’t it? But, what do you think that is causing you or […]

Read more
Alternative text

M-A-D @ Workplace { Manage Add...

Are you a frequent smoker and reasoning it as  “Due to high tension at workplace” Are you an alcoholic and reasoning it as “Heavy stress at workplace” Are you a drug abuser and reasoning it as “I can be more creative in workplace”     “Research and statistics shows that social drinker or drug user […]

Read more
Alternative text

How I lost my job???

What could be a bigger heartbreak than when you realise that “YOU ARE FIRED”. And it is because of your addiction. Hello, am Alex (name changed) a successful employee of a reputed company. I had won “The employee of the year” award for two consecutive years now. Like all individuals in this almost rounded globe […]

Read more
Alternative text

Happiness at Workplace

Happy workplaces bring about huge advantages, not just for the people but also for the organizations. Yes, you read it right! Research shows that employees at happy workplaces are more successful and productive in their jobs. Do you know according to this survey it is believed that happy salespeople sell about 37% more products and […]

Read more
Alternative text

Questions to Ask Counselor Abo...

It can be a hardship for you to see your loved one fighting to recollect their memory with Alzheimer’s Disease, but still, there are few ways how you can help them to fight against this stigma. All you have to know is take precautionary measures by getting an in-depth knowledge about the disease and ask […]

Read more
Alternative text

Yoga and beating alcoholism

Alcoholism is the dependency on alcohol that has a physiological and psychological impact on a person’s life.

According to WHO, about 30% of Indians consume alcohol, out of which 4-13% are daily consumers and up to 50% of these, fall under the category of hazardous drinking. Another worrying trend from India is that the average age of initiation of alcohol use has reduced from 28 years during the 1980s to 17 years in 2007.

Overcoming alcohol addiction through Yoga

Yoga is very effective at regulating the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. It is widely known that any imbalance of these hormones can create with anxiety disorders, depression, and stress disorder as well as substance abuse in a person.

These chronically high levels of hormones are toxic to the body and central nervous system, and it has been known for a very long time now that yoga can help reduce or balance the stress hormones in the body. And as you are less stressed, more are the chances of you depending less on alcohol or drugs to cope.

One of the best ways to beat alcoholism is to go through a de-addiction program at a rehabilitation facility. A rehabilitation facility provides you with the skills and training to go through the de-addiction process and ensures you do not relapse. With relapse rates higher than 40 percent globally, addiction specialists as well as those in recovery are turning to Yoga to help combat addiction effectively. Many rehabilitation facilities teach Yoga in some form or the other.

Some of the ways Yoga is used in helping addicts are:

Meditation – Meditation helps you both observe and train your mind. It is a powerful tool in which recovering addicts are encouraged to sit quietly and calm the body and mind with the breath, and experience feelings of peace and comfort. This can include Pranayama, Mindfulness meditation and many more variations.

Yogic Postures – Many facilities also incorporate and teach a series of Yogic postures that are simple for people who have never done yoga and who probably have not been physically active. These postures help addicts by giving them the skills they need to learn in order to help beat uncomfortable feelings and sensations that can potentially lead to relapses.

Today, Yoga has entered into a post-modern world and is taught in many forms. Power Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga etc., are all forms that will help anyone overcome the difficulties in becoming alcohol or drug-free.

If you or your loved one is suffering from alcohol addiction, it is a good time to think about Yoga and try your hand at learning it. It will definitely help you see things in the right perspective.

Recent Post

How to find the best psychiatric hospital in Bangalore?

It also provides the facility for family members to stay along with the patient; who gives them a better understanding of the……..

Is Manic Depression Genetic/ Hereditary?

A chemical known as serotonin in the brain, has strong affects on an individual’s mood. The abnormalities in the serotonin chemistry…..

 Bhang Facts…..All you need to know about Bhang

Still due to a cultural and religious association with the preparations a small amount of usage has permission in certain places of…….

The Effects of Snorting Cocaine

It creates a sense of euphoria and increased energy in a person. The effect is almost immediate, which lures a person for a little…….

Getting prepared for the unknown future

I always turned to my brother whenever I had any significant decisions to make in my life. When my brother was diagnosed…………

Giving advice is wrong? You must be joking!!

When a friend or a family member would come to you to discuss an issue they are having, we are ready (always) to dispense our ……………..

How does a caregiver seek help when dealing with patients with…

Watching your loved one struggling to remember something or feel challenged to even perform simple daily task can become quite………..

How does one cope with Dementia? Is there a checklist that helps?

Keep a track of patterns which trigger or heighten the symptoms like confusion, agitation or irritation. This can include things……….

Marriage counselling, a good way to repair damaged relations

where most couples swear by ‘janam, janam ka bandhan’ socio-economic complexities are increasingly casting their shadows…….

Neurofeedback: An effective therapy to control brain functions

A conclusive evidence about its effectiveness is yet to emerge. Though in numerous cases it is found to be effective. Some experts…….

PPD can rob women of joys of motherhood, if left …

Although there are some known risk factors associated with the PPD it is very seldom that we find there is sufficient awareness……….

Seize the summer: Tips to keep your kids active for constant learning

You can plan a nature walk in areas near your home. Please be realistic about the distance they can walk without any trouble. The objective…………

Workplace Stress Management Linked to Employees Wellbeing and …

The manager or the employer can work for creation of a more conducive work atmosphere for optimal realization of employees’ potential….

What can I do if I know someone who is suicidal?

Atleast 8 lakh people die of suicide every year around the world. While that many die, there are 20 times more people who have………

What are the other medical problems associated with Dementia …

hings like fastening a button, switching on a light, picking up something or even walking becomes difficult without help. Although……….

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY ENQUIRIES ?