Meditation & Yoga

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Meditation and Yoga

Meditation, as we practice it at Spirit Mountain Recovery, is a mindfulness-based recovery regimen that focuses the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity without labeling it or judgment. Just accepting the present moment for what it is. Not lost in any one specific thought, or the past story of your life or the future. An awareness of being aware. Where a client’s attention is focused on the present moment experience. By definition, a clear, emotionally calm, and stable place.

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Through daily meditation practice our clients learn to focus their attention on their breathing as a way of calming and centering themselves in the present moment. Consistent practice meditating reduces stress and calms our client’s minds and bodies. They learn to self-direct themselves to this new state-of-being as a powerful tool in their ability to deal with stress and anxiety in their lives.

Types of Meditation

At Spirit Mountain we orient our meditation practice around three different types of meditation. The first being, focused meditation, or classical meditation, which features a variety of breathing exercises and regimens helpful in directing a client’s attention to the present moment. Where they learn that although they can not control their thoughts, they can learn to redirect themselves back to their breath in order to re-anchor themselves in the present moment.

The second method of meditation is what Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) calls Natural Awareness. As she defines it as “a state of being wherein our focus is on the awareness itself rather than the things we are aware of.” Natural Awareness is primarily engaged experientially as our clients meditate.

Some indicators of having realized natural awareness is that your mind is undistracted, spacious, unidentified, at rest, abiding in the awareness, letting the life experience be what it is, content or simply just being which creates as Diana Winston says, “a feeling of timelessness and ease.”

The third meditative discipline practiced at Spirt Mountain Recovery by our highly trained yoga instructor is Trauma-Informed Meditation. All our clients who have suffered from substance use addictions and most mental health disorders have an extraordinary amount of unprocessed trauma associated with these conditions. Or, what is often generally referred to as post-traumatic-stress-disorder events (PTSD).

Trauma-Informed Meditation is not a treatment for PTSD, but when it supplements a client’s individual and group clinical therapy as it does at Spirit Mountain Recovery, the combination of these two disciplines can significantly reduce stress and anxiety. Trauma-Informed Meditation helps clients process the emotions of the trauma by training the body to relax and reside in a state of calmness. Helping them to transcend stressful moments and trauma-related triggers.

How Yoga Can Be Helpful in Recovery

Yoga as it is practiced at Spirit Mountain Recovery is not what you may think from watching bouncing and stretching bodies doing a variety of yoga exercises on television. Or, from what is practiced at upscale, fashionable yoga studios throughout the country. At Spirit Mountain Recovery we do practice some elementary stretching and flexibility exercises in our yoga practice, but we adhere to the more scientific-based meaning of yoga.

Literally, that yoga means “union.” That there is no such thing as you or me. That it is all of us experiencing and navigating the challenges of life together. Where our clients learn to experience and become connected to a life-force greater than themselves and to others in a new deeper way.

Where they transcend from the old nature of who they believed they were, their life story or ego, to a new alert, consciously present state-of-being. Having experienced this shift in their consciousness, they now perceive and experience life with humility, graciousness, and a desire to first be of service to others rather than being self-consumed and self-absorbed.

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Let us help you get back to a better place in your life. You’re going to enjoy your awesome new accommodations and lifestyle far away from all the past drama. Take in the serene mountain vistas, exercize in a variety of ways, breathe in the clean valley air and bask in the rejuvinating sunshine of Utah. Let’s get started today on your recovery!


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They have the best team of staff and doctors on this planet. I am proud to say I am a recovering addict because of their amazing skills and treatment. They have changed my life completely and I could not have done it without them! Thank you for guiding me and paving the path for me to find my true self, and what I am capable of. You are all my family and friends.


Spirit Mountain Has Treated Me Like Family

They have very good staff and therapists. They cater to your experience so you have the best chance of success. They have helped me come to life-changing realizations and I feel confident in my recovery. If you are open-minded and willing then you’ve struck gold here.


Spirit Mountain is Special.

The brotherhood of good men that have come together through addiction and recovery has created a unique approach toward spiritual wellness and care. SMR has core values that are built on service to others and a candid approach to recovery that has a deep and lasting change on the men who desire true change and empower them to overcome the disease of addiction.


A Great Place to Renew Your Path in Life

Spirit Mountain Recovery has been such an amazing place to help those who are struggling with addiction. It’s in a gorgeous area with beautiful views. A great place to renew your path in life, if you’re struggling.


Spirit Mountain Saved My Life.

I was out of options and the men here picked me up and set me on a new path to a life I love today. The food was amazing! The beds were soft! The staff is amazing! It was completely customized to my needs.


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