Posts tagged eating disorder treatment
Tips for Practicing Kindness Toward Your Body in Yoga

I can remember a time when I felt so incredibly angry at my body; kindness was the last thing on my mind. AND I also know we don't have to stay stuck in that place of anger or fear or loathing. Treating our bodies with small acts of kindness each day is one powerful way we heal the eating disorder, and yoga practices are a safe place to begin giving it a try.

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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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Breathe In, Begin. Breathe Out, Again.

“I continued to move my body in this new, strange way. I felt parts of me engage, physically and emotionally, that I had never engaged before. I started to breathe more in this new way; a way that seemed to soothe my heightened senses and provide moments of peace and silence in my over-stimulated mind.” Read guest contributor Allyson Pesta’s powerfully honest story of eating disorder recovery and how yoga, despite her initial reluctance, taught her she is enough.

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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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