Using Yoga to Quit Self Destructive Habits
Glasses / August 4, 2017

Overcoming self-destructive habits can be a complex issue. Without a change in behavior and lifestyle, the habits will often return, sometimes worse than before. Practicing yoga can help bring about that change whilst also having the benefit of improved health and fitness. The root causes of these habits are myriad, with many being linked to poor emotional wellbeing. Yoga can help bring about increased self-awareness and a will to improve mind, body, and spirit. The principles of yoga also encourage satya, or honesty. By developing satya, you become honest with yourself and become aware of habits that negatively affect your life. Ultimately, yoga is about self-discovery. The journey required to bring about change to quit self-destructive habits is also needed to practice yoga successfully. Getting to know yourself is a key factor in stopping the habits that are causing the damage. Yoga has the effect of uniting mind and body, and this where the journey begins. Smoking Smoking can be a difficult habit to kick. One of the key aspects of smoking is the temporary relief from stress that the tobacco brings, causing the smoker to cling onto their addiction. Yoga is a fantastic substitute that can help relief stress…