Sunday, March 1, 2009

Yoga - A New Way To Promote Recovery

A 2005 study in the journal 'Psychology of Women Quarterly' found that women who routinely engage in a mind-body practice like yoga were more satisfied with their body and exhibited less eating disorder symptoms, than women who undertook other aerobic-style exercise.

Yoga is about connecting with yourself - mind, body and spirit. It is self exploration at the heart level.

One of the things I actively encourage people who are trying to let go of their eating disorder to do, is listen to the voice that speaks from their heart. This is the voice that honours who we are deep inside, and the voice of self love. The more attention you pay to this voice, the louder it becomes until it drowns out the negative voices that attempt to perpetuate the eating disorder.

Yoga is a wonderful way to connect with your heart whilst falling in love with your body. Yoga’s magical ability to allow us to tune in with our inner self is a powerful shift in how we see ourselves, and an integral part of the journey to recovery.

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