Posts tagged body image
My Path to Warriorhood

Guest contributor Tara Moon Christopher shares how stepping on the scale at her grandmother’s house at the age of 12 set in motion an eating disorder that consumed her life. Learn about the obstacles Tara overcame to restore her heart, mind, body, and soul and about the meaningful ways she is now giving back and supporting others today.

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Out of Anorexia, On My Own Path

“Anorexia was myself screaming that I was unhappy, that I was not doing what I love, that I was living without joy and inner satisfaction.” Read guest contributor Stella Koutri’s story of eating disorder recovery and healing, and how she is now helping others reconnect with their bodies through Yoga and other forms of movement.

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We Are More Than Our Bodies

Guest contributor Cara shares how her travels around the world studying Yoga and meditation helped her redefine her relationship with her body in unexpected and powerful ways. Read on to learn how Cara applies the philosophies of Yoga in her daily life and eating disorder recovery journey.

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Eating Disorder Rules Are Meant to Be Broken

Guest contributor Morganne Skinner shares how her innocent drive to be a great athlete turned into years of living with anorexia, bulimia, and orthorexia. With the support of her husband and her resolve for happiness and freedom, Morganne shares how she is working hard every day to break eating disorder rules and find enjoyment in her life.

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Less Combat, More Joy: Why Fitness Doesn’t Have to Be About Changing Your Body

Happy 2019! Without fail, the focus on working out and changing our bodies intensifies in the beginning months of the New Year, with marketers convincing us we need to lose weight, join a gym, and eat less. The repetition of these messages can cause us to question if we “fit” in and flare up body image concerns. Can you relate? If so, I promise you aren’t alone. In this blog post, I share an excerpt from my book, Body Mindful Yoga, on the combat language of fitness culture and offer new, more affirming language to embrace movement in your life.

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Yoga Tools For Quieting Body Comparing Thinking

Body comparing thoughts can take over our minds like a wildfire, leaving us empty of confidence and consumed with self-doubt. If you are often distracted with body comparing thoughts, here’s 5 of my favorite hands-on Yoga tools to quiet body comapring thinking and practice becoming more present.

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Shattering Stereotypes: Brown People Get Eating Disorders, Too

Guest contributor and eating disorder activist Shalini Wickramatilake struggled with an eating disorder for more than 2 decades before she sought help because she “felt like a fraud” for not fitting “the stereotype of what someone with an eating disorder was ‘supposed’ to look like.” Now, in recovery, Shalini shares her story to help shatter stereotypes about who and what an eating disorder looks like. Read on to learn more about this powerful woman!

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