Yoga — Dr. Rawls’ Ratings
Efficacy: 5 stars
Safety: 5 stars
Cost: 1 out of 5 dollar signs
Ways to Administer: low-impact movements in an upright position or while lying down
Bottom Line: Mind-body exercises like yoga should be a part of every recovery protocol.


Yoga is a low-intensity, meditative, physical exercise using a range of postures for stretching, strengthening, and restoring health. I find yoga to be a highly valuable tool on the journey to recovery because it enhances blood flow, stimulates endorphins, increases detoxification, and helps to bring the nervous system into a more balanced state.


Because yoga can be adapted to suit a variety of body types and fitness levels, many people find that it’s one of the gentler forms of exercise they’re able to participate in — it’s truly a supportive therapy.


Like other mind-body exercises, yoga can be modified to your activity level and is restorative to the body.


Only a yoga mat ($30 to $100) is required to begin the practice, but additional equipment, like blocks, a strap, and a bolster, can be used to adjust your alignment in the postures and make the practice more comfortable for you.

Dr. Bill Rawls Treatment Guide

Dr. Bill Rawls’ Treatment Guide

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