Holistic therapies such as yoga can help. Yoga increases dopamine production and increases blood and oxygen flow, healing the body and improving cognitive function.
Other benefits include the development of patience and impulse control. Yoga promotes feelings of calm, reducing stress and anxiety. For addicts in early recovery, regular yoga practice provides short-term relief and promotes long-term positive changes that will last years.
You do not have to become an expert or guru to experience the benefits of practicing yoga. Beginning with a few simple moves, novice yoga students can start reaping the benefits of increased strength and flexibility, relaxation and awareness.