29 May No Comments admin Yoga Village News

It is estimated that one in every eight Americans is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Countless others are addicted to nicotine, caffeine, sugar, or to a lifestyle that disconnects them from their higher purpose.

Dr. Mukta Kaur Khalsa, PhD, author of Meditations for Addictive Behavior, says that “an addiction is the use of any stimulant which we cannot give up on our own.”  She believes that when a person doesn’t have a sense of purpose, when they feel spiritually empty, they will try to fill the void with something external, such as food, drugs, smoking or alcohol. This is bad for your spiritual growth, you may want to cut down gradually instead of going cold turkey, if you smoke marijuana then you could switch to vapes instead to help you make a healthier smoking choice. Think about yourself and choose the right option for you, checking out an online vape shop might help you make the decision of whether a vape is the best option for you, there are loads of companies online such as Vape Wild to browse around.

“Each person has to return to his complete self—his love and self worth—to be able to heal himself,” says Dr. Khalsa, in an interview in Yoga Journal.  Her proven path for healing: yoga and meditation.

Through a program called SuperHealth, accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Dr. Khalsa teaches professionals and individuals the yoga, meditations, and nutrition essentials that will heal the body, strengthen the nervous and glandular systems, break old habits, and connect the self to the soul.

SuperHealth is based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, who taught that our habits should serve us, not lead us. The holistic approach to ending addictions that Dr. Khalsa shares in her training can be life-changing for anyone committed to ending behaviors that don’t serve his or her higher purpose.

Dr. Khalsa will be leading a training at Yoga Village in August. Click here for details.