The latest research on neuroscience, trauma healing & the ancient practice of yoga

Clinical studies have bolstered a growing recognition of yoga and meditation as effective forms of adjunctive therapy for addiction recovery. Increasingly, mental health professionals are recognizing and adopting Yoga of 12-Step Recovery programming as a form of intervention for relapse prevention.

RESEARCH

Yoga for Addictions: a Systematic Review of Randomised Clinical Trials
Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, March 2014

A Narrative Review of Yoga and Mindfulness as Complementary Therapies for Addiction
Complementary Therapies in Medicine, February 2013

Using Meditation in Addiction Counseling
Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, October 2011

Reducing Addictions Via the Self-Soothing Effects of Yoga
Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, Winter 2009

Evaluation of a Residential Kundalini Yoga Lifestyle Pilot Program for Addiction in India
Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 2008

REPORTING

Yoga for Addiction Recovery
Yoga Journal, October 2012

Yoga and Ayurveda to Support Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Townsend Letter, January 2007

Prescription Yoga
Town & Country, November 2010

Freedom From Addiction
Yoga Journal, August 2007