November 3, 2022 | 62 minutes, 36 seconds
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Podcast Show Notes
In this episode of the Ayurveda Meets Modern Science podcast, host John Douillard, DC, CAP, interviews Durga Leela on her book Yoga of Recovery. Durga is a Clinical Ayurvedic and Pancha Karma Specialist. She is a member of NAMA and serves as the Director of the Ayurveda Programs at the Yoga Farm in California.
Yoga Recovery and Addiction
Have you faced addiction in your life? At some point or another, we are all exposed to its challenges, individually, or through someone we know.
Addiction can be present in our lives in so many different ways, whether it is a substance or a habit. Sometimes these habits can be challenging to break. If you have tried everything from AA to counseling and support groups, you may want to look at yoga and the healing process it can provide.
See also Power in Recovery
The Spread of Addiction
In Yoga of Recovery, you will read about the different steps of what Durga calls the ‘Spread of Addiction’.
Durga explains that yoga is a subtle but powerful recovery method that keeps the community in mind. The support of the teacher and others help you navigate the healing process. Daily pranayama and breathwork are key for healing from addiction.
Learn more about Durga Leela’s Healing the Habits that Bind 2022/23 Course
The 6 Tenets of Yoga of Recovery:
- Life is longing
- Life is prana
- Life is relationship
- Life is sweet
- Life is love
- Life is progress
Additional Resources on Yoga of Recovery
- Learn Brahmari Pranayama
- Yoga of Recovery: Prana and Progress: Healing the Habits that Bind
- American Addiction Centers: Yoga & Substance Abuse Treatment