How does yoga therapy help mental health?

There are plenty of ways yoga therapy can improve your mental health, some of which include:

Relaxation and Concentration

Yoga can relax participants by slowing down breathing patterns and encouraging awareness and mindfulness of the present moment. This eases the body’s fight-or-flight response under stress, helping lower heart rate and blood pressure and increasing blood flow through your body.

Better Mood, Lower Anxiety

Yoga promotes increased beneficial chemicals such as endorphins and GABA in your brain, improving overall mood and anxiety levels.

Lower Stress and Inflammation

Yoga has the potential to reduce stress hormones as well as inflammatory responses in your body.


Attending yoga therapy sessions is a great way to connect with others around you in a positive and healthy environment.

What does yoga therapy include?

There are a variety of activities and techniques involved in yoga therapy, including:

  • Postures
  • Breathing Exercises and Techniques
  • Meditation and Concentration
  • Relaxation Exercise and Techniques
  • Guided Imagery
  • Murda, or gestures
  • Visualization
  • Chanting

Yoga Therapy for Teen Addiction and Mental Health at Horizon Recovery

Yoga therapy is one of the featured holistic therapies we offer teens recovering from addiction and mental health disorders.

Some of our other therapies include:

  • Art Therapy
  • Equine Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Pet Therapy

Would your teen benefit from a recovery program like ours? Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment today.