Category: Yoga

Mindfulness & Eating Disorders

Nature Path Through Trees in Fall Colors Mindfulness has BLOWN UP in the past few years. Whether through the practice of yoga, meditation, or new-age holistic solutions – it is all many people talk about. I am a mindfulness convert, therapist, and yoga instructor who happily learned that what popular culture told me was mindfulness was not at all what therapeutic mindfulness is. [...]
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Mind Body Interventions in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Woman doing yoga It is no secret that Eating Disorders have a significant impact on both the physical body and the mind. This impact typically manifests as a disconnect between the body’s physical wants and needs, and the mind’s beliefs about those wants and needs. Mind Body Interventions, such as yoga, meditation, and breath work provide integrative experiences for [...]
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Excessive Exercise & Eating Disorders – Movement of Recovery – Part II

Girl dancing in Movement Recovery A pattern began to emerge of individuals having both disordered eating behaviors and some pathology or pathologized behaviors or attitudes around physical activity. Studies indicate that between 50 to 80% of individuals with eating disorders have a skewed attitude toward physical activity as a part of the symptomatology of their eating disorder. For these behaviors [...]
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Excessive Exercise & Eating Disorders – Movement of Recovery – Part I

Lady taking a break from Excessive Exercise As we both worked on this project, the first thing we made sure of was that we didn’t call it “exercise” recovery, instead, we use the word “movement.” There are a lot of negative connotations around the word exercise, whereas movement is a more flowy word that gets across what we are calling for in [...]
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Yoga Therapy: A Healing Modality for Eating Disorder Recovery

Yoga pose for Eating Disorder Recovery Yoga Therapy Yoga therapy is a holistic healing modality that applies Yoga practices and philosophies to balance health. As an individualized approach, the client’s goals are the focus of each session. Common goals for individuals seeking yoga therapy include but are no means limited to lifestyle changes, health, stress, pain, emotional distress, and mental health. In traditional [...]
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