Recovery from active addiction is a lifelong journey that can take many paths. By aligning yoga philosophy and poses with each of the Twelve Steps, Kyczy Hawk presents a physical and spiritual guide that complements and augments any twelve-step practice. Readers will investigate how they think, feel, and believe by using a new vocabulary to process traditional recovery principles.
- Current findings increasingly support yoga and mindfulness as promising complementary therapies for addictive behaviors (Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 2013).
- Provides clear and concise instructions requiring no prior knowledge and enabling people to experience the benefits of this ancient practice in the comfort and privacy of their own home.
- Key yoga terms are explained clearly and all poses are accompanied by illustrations.
- Consistent practice will lead to a more positive outlook on life and help eliminate harmful attitudes and behaviors. It can also create a balanced lifestyle, bringing greater harmony, stability, and enjoyment.
- Anyone can benefit from yoga, regardless of ability, age, belief system, or life circumstance.
Kyczy Hawk is a certified yoga instructor. She lectures on yoga and recovery throughout the Bay Area and has been a presenter at the Art of Yoga Project and Niroga Institute's Yoga Therapy teacher training. As the Success Over Addiction and Relapse (SOAR) yoga teacher specialty-training founder, she has taught yoga instruction workshops throughout the United States. She hosts a weekly yoga recovery meeting on In The Rooms and manages the Willow Glen Yoga Studio in San Jose, CA.
|Publisher:||Central Recovery Press, LLC|
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About the Author
Kyczy Hawk is a certified yoga instructor. She lectures on yoga and recovery throughout the Bay Area and has been a presenter at the Art of Yoga Project and Niroga Institute’s Yoga Therapy teacher training. As the Success Over Addiction and Relapse (SOAR) yoga teacher specialty-training founder, she has taught yoga instruction workshops throughout the United States. Most recently, she has been asked to lead Y12SR (Yoga of 12-Step Recovery) at the Recovery Race in San Francisco, The Many Paths One Destination (MPOD) Recovery Month event in Silicon Valley, and the Serenity in Yosemite Retreat in Yosemite, CA. She hosts a weekly yoga recovery meeting on In The Rooms and manages the Willow Glen Yoga Studio in San Jose, CA.
Table of Contents
Introduction Yoga Terms and Principles 1
Chapter 1 Setting the Stage 23
Pose for Step One 35
Chapter 2 Finding Community 39
Pose for Step Two 46
Chapter 3 Turning St Over 49
Pose for Step Three 56
Chapter 4 Looking Inward 59
Pose for Step Four 80
Chapter 5 Rooting Down Before Reaching Out 83
Pose for Step Five 93
Chapter 6 Finding What Works 95
Pose for Step Six 103
Chapter 7 Letting Go of What No Longer Works 105
Pose for Step Seven 112
Chapter 8 Considering Consequences 115
Pose for Step Eight 122
Chapter 9 Modify and Enhance 125
Pose for Step Nine 131
Chapter 10 Daily Practices 135
Pose for Step Ten 142
Chapter 11 Connection 145
Pose for Step Eleven 153
Chapter 12 Sentience and Service 155
Pose for Step Twelve 163
Conclusion Experiencing a Balanced Life 167
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Yogic Tools for Recovery will be my go guide on so many levels. Anyone dealing with an addiction (aren't we all?) and any student of yoga or "wanna be student" of yoga will appreciate the thoughtful attention given to a beginners mind. On the other hand, I have been a student of yoga for over 20 years and welcomed the ease with which Hawk explains difficult to understand yoga philosophies. This book should be required reading for all yoga teachers. Being new to the twelve step philosophies; I leaned how relevant and practical these steps really are.