There are many traditional, well known (and effective) methods for quitting smoking that deal with nicotine withdrawal. This initiative is focused on healthy lifestyle changes you can make when you quit to increase your chances of success. When you combine a positive lifestyle change with a traditional quit method your chances of a relapse decrease dramatically.
Yoga is well known for its ability to calm the mind, relieve stress, and leave you feeling reinvigorated at the end of a session. Some of us here at Quitza personally took up yoga when we quit smoking and can attest to how much it can really help you during the first few weeks of cravings.
Think you are not cut out for yoga? Well think again. A beginners yoga class can be taken by almost anyone regardless of age, weight or fitness level. Classes are affordable and conducted in a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere So why not get those new healthier lungs working for you and strike a pose!
There are many effective traditional methods to quitting smoking - cold turkey, nicotine patches, nicotine gum etc. But these methods focus on the chemical addiction smokers have to nicotine. While this is a very important part of any quit attempt it is only one tool in a quitters toolbox.
Making a healthy lifestyle change at the same time as quitting smoking can drastically reduce your chances of relapse.
Yoga is a ancient discipline that involves mindfulness, simple meditation, and breathing control.
For many people yoga increases relaxation, reduces stress, and has many physical health benefits too. These are exactly the kinds of things a new ex smoker needs while going through their cravings period.
Yoga classes are easy to find and beginner classes are easy to join in with. Simply follow the instructor and do your best. You may wobble a little bit on your first class or two - but this is perfectly normal and expected. You will not be the only one! So we think when you quit smoking - Don't smoke, Stretch!
Yoga Has exploded in popularity in recent years and shows no sign of slowing down. You will almost certainly be able to find a beginners class local to you.
There are several free and useful links at the bottom of this page for you to get as much assistance and information as you require.
If you would like a Don't Smoke, Stretch poster to display or have any other questions about the campaign, please get in contact with us using the email address here