Kai Chi Do for Addiction Recovery
How Kai Chi Do Can Help You On Your Path To Sobriety
Created by a meditation teacher in the 1970s, Kai Chi Do is an Eastern-style exercise. It combines the Traditional Chinese elements of root, fire, air, water and earth with yoga breathing and simple movements. Kai Chi Do is sometimes described as a moving meditation.
How Kai Chi Do Works
Kai Chi Do is partly based on Traditional Chinese Medicine that recognizes lines of energy flow throughout the body. These meridians are connected to all parts of the body and mind and hold the key to optimal health. If there’s disease or discomfort in the body, it’s believed that the energy is not flowing freely along the meridians.
Using breath, music and movement, Kai Chi Do frees the flow of energy to restore optimal health. The exercise consists of eight simple movements designed to reinforce your connection to the earth, yourself and others. Two types of breathing are used in this Eastern-style exercise that’s similar to yoga.
Health Benefits of Kai Chi Do
Kai Chi Do clears the mind and improves posture. It reduces stress and allows the body and mind to heal themselves. Kai Chi Do honors the connection between body and mind that is often severed during addiction.
In addiction recovery, managing stress and restoring healthy sleep patterns are important. Most people who abuse substances do so to escape their feelings. In recovery, there’s no medicine for emotions except to deal with them. There can be a lot of anxiety and tension facing your emotions for the first time in a long time.
Kai Chi Do calms the body and quiets the mind. It can help improve quality of sleep and allow you to wake feeling refreshed. It’s a good practice to combat the emotional fatigue that you can experience in recovery.
Kai Chi Do at Tranquil Shores
One of several alternative healing options at Tranquil Shores, Kai Chi Do is practiced every two weeks. For those who choose to participate, Kai Chi Do can be a soothing experience and become part of your own self-care routine.
For more information about alternative therapies like Kai Chi Do, contact Tranquil Shores today.