In “Yoga for Addiction Recovery: 8 Limbs, 10 Bodies, 12 Steps,” author Patty Wildasinn has paired her journey in addiction recovery with 20 years of yoga instruction in a memoir and self-help book that seamlessly shares how yoga and the 12 Steps come together to benefit those in recovery.
Motivated by her own experiences, “Yoga for Addiction Recovery” is both personal and practical, filled with Wildasinn’s self-disclosure and real-life applications of the 12 Steps and yoga. Wildasinn explains addiction, yoga and the 12 Steps in a way that is easy for readers to understand, and identifies the spiritual ties that bind together yoga and recovery steps.
“I found early in my practice that the principles of yoga are the same as 12 Step recovery; they just weave together in a cohesive way,” said Wildasinn.
Prior to teaching yoga, she spent more than three decades as a nationally certified addiction counselor, following her own experience as a drug addict. Her goal with her book is to provide a guide that helps people move emotion and energy through the body.
“For people who are in recovery, there may be something tangible they can do to interrupt the negative thought process,” said Wildasinn. “I want people to know they are not alone, and there are solutions to internal turmoil and stress.”
About the author
Patty Wildasinn is a Level Two certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and has taught yoga to all levels and abilities. She loves working with seniors, kids with special needs, people in chemical dependency rehabilitation centers, and those in recovery from addiction. She is passionate about sharing the positive benefits of yoga, which has motivated her to create a practical yoga manual that blends yoga and the 12 Steps. She was born and raised in Southern California, where she still resides with her husband. To learn more, please visit PattyYogable.com.