Yoga can be an effective coping strategy when dealing with excessive drinking. You may use it as a behavioral substitute when you get the urge to drink. Instead of drinking, hit the mat. When mommy juice has gotten out of hand, hit the mat. When happy hour is happening for too many hours, hit the mat.
As you practice and clear your mind, the drinking trigger will likely pass also. You then have clarity after your yoga session to sort through the root cause of why you wanted a drink in the first place. Consider, what made you feel powerless and trapped before you had the desire to consume alcohol? Address the root cause, not the symptom (drinking). We’d be glad to have you in Wellthy to gain valuable life management skills.
If you feel you have escalated into addiction, Live Well highly advocates that you seek clinical support. We all need support sometimes. You can practice yoga as a substitute for other habits you wish to change as well. Bad online shopping habit? Emotional eating? Hit the mat instead. This is one cognitive-behavioral approach that allows you to make room for mindfulness as you empower yourself to change. Namaste.
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Live Well is a women’s empowerment lifestyle brand focusing on mental health, money, and motherhood. Established in 2010 by Dr. Jenn Edwards, Live Well specifically helps women avoid burnout, holistically invest, and parent with resilience. Jennifer is a wife, mother of two children, scientist, author, speaker, professor, and fourth generation entrepreneur.