What is Yoga?
Yoga is a mind and body practice that has been around for thousands of years. Originating in India, yoga has seen great popularity in the United States in recent decades. The practice involves movement, meditation and breathing techniques which aid in improving your overall health and well-being. A regular yoga practice can aid in your flexibility, strength, and overall sense of peace and relaxation.
How Can Yoga Classes Impact My Recovery?
Used in combination with other therapies, and even when practiced on its own, yoga can be effective in helping with your recovery. The concept of yoga is to connect your mind, body and spirit through movement, through breathing and through awareness. As you practice, you become more centered with yourself. While participating in yoga classes in Chicago at CRC, you are part of an environment where you are supported and encouraged to simply be where you are at. With that experience of acceptance and growth, you gain a tool that you can use throughout your recovery and throughout your life: the ability to feel grounded or even, more simply, the tool to slow down and breathe.
What is the Goal of Yoga Chicago at CRC?
At CRC, we meet you where you are at. We take a holistic approach to healing and always consider what treatment is best for you. Maybe you have had a negative experience with some Western medicine and need to incorporate some Eastern practices into your recovery. We want to ensure that we are optimizing your health by supplementing your recovery with all of the best available techniques. Our goal at CRC in Chicago is to find what works best for you — to hear, see and understand you so that we can offer you the most effective techniques for your recovery. This is about your healing, and your road to recovery is unique to you alone.
Yoga specifically focuses on the connection of the mind, body, and spirit — a concept that is a big part of who we are at CRC Institute. We strive to treat the whole patient on every level. Yoga, similarly, focuses on the whole-body approach to healing.
Some of the benefits we hope you experience after attending yoga classes in Chicago at CRC include:
- Reduce depression and anxiety
- Regulate stress hormones
- Alter your consciousness to a peaceful state
- Improve sleep
- Release toxins
- Improve heart health
- Aid in detox process
- Build muscle strength
- Provide a sense of calm
What Will Yoga Classes in Chicago at CRC Look Like?
The goal at CRC in Chicago is to fill your day with healing. As we help you to remove yourself from toxic environments, we offer a variety of techniques to help you achieve your goals of overall well-being. Our beautiful yoga and meditation studio in Chicago is an oasis of calm and serenity. You can join a class when it is available if you are feeling the need to stretch, breathe and just be. We will have certified yoga instructors who will make sure that you are comfortable, even if this will be your first experience with yoga. At our integrated center for healing, there are no labels or stigmas. CRC is about inclusion, healing, and connection. So, there is no pressure when you walk into our yoga studio in Chicago or anywhere at our center. Just be where you are at. All you have to do is be willing and open to fill your day with healing.
Other areas we service for yoga include:
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Why Choose CRC Treatment Center for Yoga in Chicago
Some of you may be resistant to certain forms of Western medicine. That is why we offer you a variety of Eastern practices as well as traditional ones. These alternative options may be used in conjunction with or, at times, in place of more traditional treatment options. The bottom line is: At CRC in Chicago, we are going to meet you where you are at.
We believe that in order to heal from a chronic condition, one thing has to change — everything. This journey towards health and wellness is different for every individual, but the two elements that are always involved include connection and magic. In order to achieve these two treatment components, our therapies at CRC Treatment Center in Chicago are:
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Yoga Chicago: Frequently Asked Questions
How can yoga Chicago help with my substance use disorder?
Yoga is a practice that aligns our minds, bodies, and spirits. This is something that we aim to do daily at CRC: treat the whole person -- mind, body, and spirit. Like yoga, CRC Institute is about understanding and treating you in your entirety. Our team of trained therapists wants to help you to break unhealthy patterns as they consider all aspects of you in your treatment plan. The goal at CRC is to fill your days with healing. Whether we need to look at traditional treatments, modern treatments, or a combination of both, we develop a customized plan for you.
People who are looking to optimize their health may want to incorporate a yoga Chicago class into their day of healing. Yoga has so many health benefits and is a wonderful complement to your unique treatment plan.
In addition to having the ability to quiet your mind and connect your body, mind, and spirit, yoga also may help to reduce withdrawal symptoms and diminish stress. Additionally, yoga teaches you to sit with whatever you are feeling, even if it is discomfort. This can be a helpful tool when struggling with substance use as many want that uncomfortable feeling they are experiencing to immediately go away. Yoga gives you the tools to accept the discomfort and to just sit with it. Just as you may have to sit on your mat in a position that is uncomfortable, that important lesson is carried off of the mat, as well.
I’m not flexible and have never done yoga -- will I be able to do it?
You are actually the exact person who needs to try yoga Chicago! First of all, at CRC, we are all about meeting you exactly where you are at. Yoga, in theory, is the same: It is about accepting where you are at. So, come try a yoga Chicago class at CRC Institute and see how you will become more flexible and more balanced just by spending a little time on your mat.
Can yoga Chicago help with my mental well-being?
By creating mental clarity and an overall sense of calm, yoga can improve your mental well-being. Also, yoga has the ability to help you to let go of stress that you are feeling, thus providing some coping skills which can help you even when you are off of the mat.