YOGA FOR Smoking


About YOGA FOR SMOKING


Yoga, meditation and mindfulness may help you quit smoking in a number of ways. 

Creating a new, healthy habit, which stretches out tense muscles, oxygenates the blood, and calms a stressed nervous system, can be a way of relaxing without reaching for pack of twenty. 

Focusing the mind, bringing it back to the present, can help you put cravings in their place, potentially enabling you to transcend the immediacy of their pull and tug. 

Experiencing the pleasure of slow, deep breathing may help you experience the lungs as healthy and a source of life and vitality. 

Clinical studies have suggested these practices to be effective strategies to quit smoking; they help reduce cravings, help increase long-term abstinence and can improve feelings of health and wellbeing.


What the clinical studies say


Yoga

  • Improves feelings of health and wellbeing 
  • Maintains abstinence over time 
  • Reduces anxiety 
  • Reduces cigarette use 
  • Reduces cravings
Meditation

  • Reduces cigarette use
Mindfulness

  • Maintains abstinence over time 
  • Reduces cigarette use