Treating both body and mind

Yoga, meditation and other practices involving connectedness and breath work have been utilized for thousands of years – and are still proving to contribute greatly to overall health and wellness. These practices have also proven to be essential components of recovery from addiction, trauma, and related emotional and psychological impairments.

 

At Next Chapter, we strive to provide a well-rounded treatment program to our clients. This includes a comprehensive approach that adequately addresses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Our clients will participate regularly in differing spiritual exercises, including various styles of yoga, meditation, and breath work. These three different styles of spiritual exercise have a synergistic effect and give clients a variety of methods to experiment with. At Next Chapter, we strive to give our clients every opportunity to learn new therapeutic techniques that can intensify the effectiveness of our program and provide helpful tools for life-long success.

Yoga

The word Yoga means “to join or yoke together,” and its practice is meant to harmonize both the body and mind together into one experience. The entire system of Yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, meditation, and breathing. The different exercises of Yoga are designed to increase the efficiency and total health of the human body. Yoga is suitable for most adults of any age or physical condition. Even those with physical limitations can find a gentle Yoga routine to be beneficial. Yoga is not only a set of poses and exercises that make the body flexible and strong, it also incorporates meditation and breathing, which are equally significant. Yoga is a wonderful exercise that is gentle, yet powerful enough to produce very positive changes in the body and mind of those in early recovery. Yoga has proved to be a very healthy exercise that works the muscle groups, blood flow, and joints of the body. Yoga has many benefits including, improved respiration, energy, and vitality. Our instructors will lead various different Yoga styles that reflect the individual or group needs. The benefits of the Yoga styles our instructors provide to our clients include enhanced physical health to strengthen the body, focus to remove obsessive thinking and compulsivity, and balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Our instructors are experienced in these specific techniques that help stimulate the nervous system and heal the damaging effects of addiction.

 

Meditation

Meditation is a widely recognized practice technique for stress reduction and mental transformation. Meditation helps individuals find an easier approach to a quieter mind, allowing for silence and healing from reoccurring and everyday stress. The practice of meditation has shown to be an excellent tool for those with increased levels of anxiety and depression. At Next Chapter, our instructors will lead, teach, and guide clients on a variety of meditation methods that are useful for individuals in recovery. These techniques will include forms of mindfulness, transcendental, and guided meditations. Our instructors will blend their Yoga and meditation styles to appeal to individual and group needs. Our instructors are experienced in both modern and ancient styles of meditation to produce different results in the physiological as well as the psychological level for our clients. Meditation is also a vital part of the 12-Step process. The 11th step emphasizes the importance of utilizing prayer and meditation for spiritual growth.

 

Breath-Work

Breath-Work is a practice in which the conscious control of breathing is meant to influence the mental, emotional and physical condition and provide a therapeutic effect. Breath-Work and certain breathing techniques teach individuals how to increase breath control in order to improve the health and function of both the body and mind.

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