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Drawn from yoga philosophy and mindfulness, this collection of 30 potent, supportive tools will bolster, inspire, and assist those in addiction recovery.
This collection of 30 yoga and mindfulness tools will help support those in recovery from addiction of all kinds. Thirty accessible, pointed teachings offer inspiration, comfort, and solidarity in the moment, helping us cultivate a powerful and purposeful life in recovery and to create a new design for living. Each chapter focuses on a quality—such as vigilance, acceptance, accountability, among others—and delves into how to manifest it in your recovery journey.
Brian Hyman, a yoga teacher and recovery activist, understands deeply what people need to maintain sobriety and strengthen recovery—and knows that those who struggle with addiction also often need support with other mental health challenges, like obsession, anxiety, depression.
The practices—which include inquiry questions, meditations, awareness exercises, breathing practices, yoga nidra, among others—will quiet the mind in difficult moments, support us as we establish meaningful relationships, and reinforce the power that recovery offers us. He offers resources and additional reading suggestions in the back matter. Hyman uses yogic philosophy, mindfulness teachings, personal anecdotes, and secular wisdom to illuminate each quality and the role it plays in helping us create the life we want.
About the Author
BRIAN HYMAN, RYT, is a yoga instructor, meditation guide, dharma teacher, author, and father. He has been clean and sober since 2009, and he has been teaching yoga and meditation at Cliffside Malibu since 2012. His dedicated work in the field of addiction treatment and recovery combines yogic philosophy, Buddhist wisdom, Twelve Step principles, and timeless insights from various spiritual traditions. His innovative teachings about healing and transformation have been featured in Whole Life Times, Mantra Wellness + Health, Yoga Digest, Sobriety Corps, and many other publications and podcasts.
“The clarity and groundedness of traditional yoga wisdom is a deeply powerful but underutilized resource in working with our recovery from any addictive behavior. Accessible, motivating, and heartfelt, Recovery with Yoga offers us guidance, tools, and inspiration as we maintain and honor sobriety in order to live life with purpose.”
—Elena Brower, bestselling author of Practice You and Softening Time
“For those of you that recognize you are imprisoned by your addiction, congratulations! That is the first step into healing. Recovery with Yoga is Brian Hyman’s heartfelt gift to you. He has crafted a roadmap to freedom. With this insightful program, you can refocus your addict’s obsession and heal. Take this gift, and good journey to you.”
—Ana Tiger Forrest, author of Fierce Medicine
“In Recovery with Yoga, Brian Hyman establishes himself as an authentic teacher worthy of transmitting the ancient and sacred teachings of yoga for the purposes of healing and transformation. His wisdom and guidance are appropriate for anyone at any stage of recovery who wishes to find peace and purpose.”
—Rolf Gates, director of Kripalu School of Yoga, author of Daily Reflections on Addiction, Yoga, and Getting Well