Yoga and Addiction Recovery
There are so many ways yoga can supported people specific to recovery from addiction to alcohol, food, cigarettes, and drugs, it would require specific books and practice daily.
Addiction is based on individual overwhelming urge to either promote or inhibit certain sensations which are felt as physical reactions. Yoga practice teaches person to be present and not avoid feelings or emotions that arise. In your physical yoga practice, when you commit to a pose, you are asked to remain present in usual uncomfortable sensations your mind and body. Therefore learning how to control or remain present and working through the discomfort of addictive drugs or behaviors can help person to break free of addiction.