In this section you will read about the lifestyle changes for compulsive shopping or shopping addiction, yoga, prognosis for compulsive shopping or shopping addiction.

Yoga for Compulsive Shopping or Shopping Addiction

Lifestyle Changes for Compulsive Shopping or Shopping Addiction

Below mentioned are some of the lifestyle changes suggested for compulsive shopping or shopping addiction:

  • Trying to pay all your purchased items in the form of cash is one of the best lifestyle changes for compulsive shopping or shopping addiction. It is better to make a list of items spent using the method of cash than credit card or check.
  • Create a list for the items to be bought and be on to it.
  • If you are really serious about your compulsive shopping or shopping addiction, one of the lifestyle changes you can make is to get rid of all the credit cards.
  • Skip the "Sale" or "Buy one get 2 free" sections of the malls. Do no purchase the item just because it is on sale. If the item is not on your pre prepared list, do not purchase it.
  • Window shopping is one of the lifestyle changes you can make for compulsive shopping or shopping addiction. See the items you wish to buy and prepare a list. After some weeks if you still need the items and you have controlled your spending for long more than you can gratify and go for a wish list purchase.
  • One other lifestyle change you can do is to buy the gift items well before the Christmas season and do not make any additional shopping once it is complete.

The above mentioned efforts will help you avoid troubles and check over compulsive shopping or shopping addiction. Compulsive shopping or shopping addiction is hard to deal and in many of the cases, even the support from your family or the friends that you receive just is not sufficient. If you feel that you need more support there are many compulsive shopping or shopping addiction support groups, which focus on your impulsive shopping, debt, and some other problems associated with shopping.

Yoga for Compulsive Shopping or Shopping Addiction

Stress/anxiety is one of the many major reasons of compulsive shopping or shopping addiction. By doing yoga and meditation you can get rid of stress/ anxiety and strengthening the body as well as mind. A weak mind in a weak body is the reason for recurrence of compulsive shopping or shopping addiction. By strengthening body and mind, you can recover from compulsive shopping or shopping addiction.

Here are some yoga postures and pranayamas that will help you to quit compulsive shopping or shopping addiction:

  1. Kapal Bhati Pranayama (Skull Shining Breathing) for Compulsive Shopping or Shopping Addiction

    By doing kapal bhati pranayam for compulsive shopping or shopping addiction you can get better blood circulation, calm your mind, rejuvenate your brain cells, boost up nervous system whole the day. This technique also helps in clarifying the nadis (subtle energy channels) and in resisting the urge of compulsive shopping or shopping addiction.

  2. Nadi Shodhan Pranayama (Technique of Alternate Nostril Breathing) for Compulsive Shopping or Shopping Addiction

    In this technique of nadi shodhan pranayama for compulsive shopping or shopping addiction, you can be free from accumulated stress, you can calm your mind, balance and purify your nadis (subtle energy channels). The nadi shodhan pranayama works therapeutically and thoroughly for several issues related to compulsive shopping or shopping addiction and it helps counter the side effects of de-addiction.

  3. Bhujanagasana (Cobra Pose Technique) for Compulsive Shopping or Shopping Addiction

    The Cobra pose technique for the victims of compulsive shopping or shopping addiction expands the chest and improves circulation of blood in body. It enervates fatigue and is also very helping for people suffering from compulsive shopping or shopping addiction. By doing this yoga posture technique you get relief from stress and it deteriorates the urge of compulsive shopping or shopping addiction.

  4. Setu Bandhasana (Bridge pose Technique) for Compulsive Shopping or Shopping Addiction

    The Bridge pose technique for compulsive shopping or shopping addiction sufferers opens up the lungs, thus improves the flow of oxygen in blood and to the body. It stretches various other parts of the body, pacifies the mind, lessens anxiety, dwindles depression, disperses stress and helps keep you from compulsive shopping or shopping addiction.

  5. Shishuasana (Child Pose Technique) for Compulsive Shopping or Shopping Addiction

    The Child pose asana for the victims of compulsive shopping or shopping addiction relaxes the whole body, calms you down as well as nervous system and helps free the body from stress.

  6. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose Technique) for Compulsive Shopping or Shopping Addiction

    The Triangle pose asana stretches many parts of the body and strengthens them. This yoga posture technique for compulsive shopping or shopping addiction patients helps possess a good and effective physical and mental equilibrium in the body. It also degrades the level of anxiety and stress, and helps in fighting better the impulse to compulsive shopping or shopping addiction.

  7. sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Technique) for Compulsive Shopping or Shopping Addiction

    The Shoulder stand pose for compulsive shopping or shopping addiction, bolsters nourishment of the brain with good flow more blood and so effectively calms it too. It makes us relieved from stress and depression, hence reducing the urge of compulsive shopping or shopping addiction.

  8. Shavasana (Corpse pose Technique) for Compulsive Shopping or Shopping Addiction

    You should practice this asana in the end since it allows the body to go into a deep and meditative state of rest besides it relieves the stress. This yoga posture technique rejuvenates the whole body and reduces blood pressure as well as anxiety in compulsive shopping or shopping addiction.

    You should kickoff the yoga poses/asanas only once you are recovered from compulsive shopping or shopping addiction. It is also recommended to get the yoga training under a professional and then practice them daily. Take a 20 minute break before starting yoga so that your body and mind it relaxed.

    Contact your doctor before starting any yoga classes and ask them if you are ready for yoga.

Prognosis of Compulsive Shopping or Shopping Addiction

If we motivate the individuals suffering from compulsive shopping or shopping addiction highly, they tend to get success in recovery under treatment. If they engage themselves actively in many other healthy activities and receive intensive treatment services, they recover in a good span. There is enhancement in prognosis for compulsive shopping or shopping addiction recovery by easily accessing community-based social supports.

The prognosis for compulsive shopping or shopping addiction is good with supporting environment. If we leave the addiction untreated, compulsive shopping or shopping addiction victims will be stuck going into more and more debt. They may lose the trust of their beloved ones and their friendship too suffers a negative impact in the process. And, if so continues with the loss of money, they can even lose their own home or property. In some cases, some addicts start stealing even and thus arrest and criminal charges can be imposed on them.

Initially, they may be in need of a family member or a close friend for helping them manage their money in early stages of recovery from compulsive shopping or shopping addiction. However, it is their responsibility to adapt themselves to appropriate spending habits. The toughest part of it is dealing with the financial results came out because of the addictive behavior. The compulsive shopping or shopping addiction may need to file for insolvency, refinancing his or her mortgage, or taking on an extra job to pay off their debt. In addition, a compulsive shopping or shopping addiction victim can have a hard time looking for a job or being a tenant if his or her addiction affects the credit score severely.

Despite the challenges faced, a compulsive shopping or shopping addiction sufferer can difficultly learn to manage his addiction however. An individual can adopt some healthier spending behaviors. Same as other addictions, a compulsive shopping or shopping addiction may also relapse but with the strong support of humanity, love and affection, one can learn good coping strategies and get back on the right track to recovery.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: May 26, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
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