In this chapter, we discover a new way of understanding
the body, one that lets us become free -- and stay free -- of the physical
component of addiction. The lifestyle changes suggested by this new understanding
constitute our second advanced recovery tool: the ayurvedic art of balancing
the body and mind.
The least sophisticated and most outdated understanding of the body . . . is probably the one your doctor has. Certainly it is complicated. It's too complicated to make any sense. And it's practically useless in recovery. Doctors are way out in left field, and addiction is a pinch-hitter that bunts. If current medical theory is so great, why can't doctors -- who know this theory best -- keep themselves out of addiction? Consider this statistic, reported in the New York Times:
We need an understanding of the body that lets us deal with
the immediate problem of an addictive lifestyle and an addictive environment.
We need a new way of looking at the body. The model of the physiology
presented in this chapter is simple, accurate, powerful, and useful. It
enables us to create vibrant health and free ourselves from craving. In
the description that follows, you will get a glimpse of how the body really
works. You will be introduced to the basic concepts and vocabulary of
ayurveda. This is a primer on perfect health...
lighting the way to a better world
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Resources: Addiction Mental Health Advanced Recovery Tools
alanon living with an addict a gentler approach for women in recovery
Step 11 (meditation and prayer) non 12 step recovery
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