We can be out of touch with our bodies due to months and years of substance abuse. True, we may have felt the agony or pangs from detoxification and withdrawal. Our bodies are more than a physical container for muscles, tissues, bones, organs and nerves. Our body is a life force.
Substance abuse put a real and dangerous damper on our bodies. Through best practices in addiction recovery, our body, mind and spirit can heal well. Holistic approaches such as acupuncture, yoga, meditation, massage, and Qigong are forms of healing we can practice to enhance our recovery.
You may not have heard of Qigong. Qigong is an ancient practice of healing that is said to open energy channels, reconnect us to the life energy within us, awaken our physical, emotional and mental capacities, and activate our wisdom through movements and sounds we make.
Getting back into our bodies, means getting as close to our natural-born state of being as possible. Have you ever had a massage? How did you feel afterwards? Both your body and your mind might have felt completely relaxed. Each step you took afterwards felt heavy, deliberate and purposeful. These types of sensations are what is meant by getting back in our bodies. We feel a connection with ourselves beyond our busy minds.
The effects of any of these holistic healing modalities can wear away quickly after our session or practice. We’ve just left the meditation center and a kid chases a ball out into the street. We slam on our breaks, miss hitting the kid, but find we are no longer relaxed. The more we practice holistic healing and mind-body connection, the sooner we can recover our equilibrium from stress-inducing situations.
As we deal with our particular mental health issues and our clear intention to stay clean and sober, wouldn’t learning to relax be a blessing? Let’s say we are dreading the family gathering that’s coming up on Saturday, or the new load of work our employer wants us to tackle. Stress can build up just from thinking about things in the future. We can practice living in the moment, calm our minds, reduce stress and increase our energy level. There’s a better way of living ahead of us in sobriety. Learning and practicing being in our bodies can be incredibly useful!
“Our whole spiritual transformation brings us to the point where we realize that in our own being, we are enough.” -Ram Dass
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