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Lu Blue on sober yoga and the importance of movement

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Often when we think about change, it’s very head-based. We think very hard about things. We forget that both our use of substances and some of the reasons that lead us to alcohol actually rooted in our bodies. So getting better acquainted with how we feel, can be a really important part of us changing.

This week’s podcast guest, Lu Blue, runs the yoga movement Sober Yoga. They describe themselves as a recovering addict, and Lu’s fascinated with how the body is such an integral part of healing and recovery. They talk to Dru Jaeger about the importance of not relying solely on the mind to make real behavioural changes – it’s about movement, too.

More about Lu Blue and Sober Yoga

Lu Blue is the owner of Sober Yoga, a yoga company that integrates mind-body practices to aid healing from trauma, addiction recovery, and relapse prevention. Lu’s approach is professional and playful, reminding us that Sober Yoga is a way to reconnect with our whole selves while changing our drinking.

I guess the key to anything, really, is that self-compassion and patience, and developing your practices of behavior, mental and physical.

The practise of yoga is not only an active way to live, for Lu, but it’s also part of actively participating in recovery. It’s pushing beyond the boundaries of a sedentary drinking life and making the couscous decision to move. Sober Yoga is so much more than just fitness and strength training. It’s a somatic process that allows those attending Lu’s classes to develop new skills in self-exploration and healing.

Easy ways to get moving

Lu gave Dru a little private consultation during this chat, as they do with all of their clients at Sober Yoga, to help assess their level of movement. Lu shared some tips on how to ease into getting moving as part of our everyday routine. Here are a few of their pointers:

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