Yoga and Eating Disorders

Author: Carolyn Costin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317439481
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Yoga and Eating Disorders bridges the knowledge and practice gaps between mental health providers and yoga practitioners who work with clients suffering from disordered eating. Combining the wisdom of 20 experts in eating disorders treatment and yoga practice, editors Carolyn Costin and Joe Kelly show how and why yoga's mind-body connection facilitates treatment and recovery. This invaluable resource for mental health and yoga professionals, as well as individuals and family members struggling with eating disorders, explores the use yoga in therapy, ways yoga teachers can recognize and respond to disordered eating, recovery stories, research into yoga’s impact on symptoms, and much more.

Hunger Hope and Healing

Author: Sarajoy Marsh
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829967
Format: PDF
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Yoga philosophy and practice are increasingly being used therapeutically to help people overcome disordered eating patterns—like overeating, food addiction, and stress eating—and the resulting emotional distress they can cause. Sarahjoy Marsh offers a program using yoga to address food-centered behaviors and body image issues. She illuminates the nature of addiction and offers a methodical approach to recovery that is neither dogmatic nor rigid; rather, it is compassionate, hopeful, and deliberate.Full of clear, empathic advice and photographs of the step-by-step practices, this book will help alleviate the isolation that people with food-oriented issues and body image problems feel; offer strategies for changing the behaviors; and give clear guidelines about the processes of recovery and the development of new life skills.

Yoga and Body Image

Author: Melanie C. Klein
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738741779
Format: PDF
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In this remarkable, first-of-its-kind book, twenty-five contributors—including musician Alanis Morissette, celebrity yoga instructor Seane Corn, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried—discuss how yoga and body image intersect. Through inspiring personal stories you’ll discover how yoga not only affects your physical health, but also how you feel about your body. Offering unique perspectives on yoga and how it has shaped their lives, the writers provide tips for using yoga to find self-empowerment and improved body image. This anthology unites a diverse collection of voices that address topics across the spectrum of human experience, from culture and media to gender and sexuality. Yoga and Body Image will help you learn to connect with and love your beautiful body. 2015 IPPY Award Bonze Medal Winner in Inspirational/Spiritual 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Bronze Winner for Body, Mind & Spirit

The Yoga of Food

Author: Melissa Grabau
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738741620
Format: PDF, Docs
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For the millions of people who struggle with food and body issues, yoga and its practice of mindfulness can offer a surprisingly effective path to well-being. For Melissa Grabau, a psychotherapist who has battled her own eating disorders since she was a child, yoga contains the key ingredients to transforming our connection to food and to our bodies. The Yoga of Food invites you to explore contemplation prompts and meditations that will help you create a deeper appreciation of the body’s health and vitality. Sharing lessons and stories she’s cultivated from years of clinical practice, Melissa provides a roadmap toward a healthier approach to nutrition and the human spirit.

Your Dieting Daughter Is She Dying for Attention

Author: Carolyn Costin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135062498
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book focuses on the essentials of nutrition, offering clear guidelines for healthy eating and dispelling many of the myths promoted by the diet industry. A concise and informative review of the most popular diet programs helps set the record straight on what's behind all of those promotional campaigns to which adolescent (and younger) girls are regularly exposed. The goal here is to help parents understand the kinds of pressure their daughters are under and to provide them with the necessary knowledge to work with their daughters - rather than against them - in forming a strong, positive, and clear sense of self.

Yoga Rising

Author: Melanie C. Klein
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738755931
Format: PDF
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Courage, truth, and inspiration at the intersection of spiritual practice and social justice Yoga Rising is a collection of personal essays meant to support your journey toward self-acceptance and self-love. This follow-up to the groundbreaking book Yoga and Body Image features 30 contributors who share stories of major turning points. Explore how body image and yoga intersect with race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, dis/ability, socioeconomic status, age, and size as part and parcel of culture and society. Collectively, we can make space for yoga that is body positive and accessible to the full range of human diversity. With a special emphasis on how you can take action to build community and challenge destructive attitudes and structures, Yoga Rising is a resource for the continuing work of healing ourselves and our world as we move toward liberation for all. Praise: "A must-read collection of essays ideal for anyone yearning for more self-acceptance and body peace. Read this book, and I guarantee you'll hear a story that resonates with your own experiences."—Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga "Yoga Rising kicks open the door for evolution through a collection of honest, diverse, and daring stories . . . A refreshing dose of inspiration that has the power to transform lives."—Kathryn Budig, yoga teacher and author of Aim True "This book is full of stories of hope and resilience, which also reveal how our culture normalizes some bodies and marginalizes so many. If the practice of yoga is to be truly accessible to all, we must actively push against a system that harms so many. Yoga Rising is a book about how this is being done, and how we can all be a part of a movement that is truly diverse, inclusive, courageous, and loving."—Hala Khouri, MA, SEP, E-RYT, co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World "This is a must-have yoga book! The collection of stories here tells the intimate truth about body-image, self-worth, practice, and creating space for each other and ourselves. The storytelling here is brave and it is honest. This is yoga at its most powerful."—Mariam Gates, bestselling author of Good Night Yoga, Good Morning Yoga "You will be changed by this book forever. The power and depth of these honest and vulnerable stories will make you see yoga, your body, and the world in a totally new way. It opened my heart and my eyes and left me moved, challenged, and inspired."—Sarah Harry, RYT, author of Fat Yoga and founder of Body Positive Australia "How many people steer clear of yoga class because they are afraid to look out of place, inflexible, inexperienced, or unattractive? I've certainly been on that list. Melanie Klein's new book heals the divide. I pray that it will open the door for all of us to enter class with pride, joy, vulnerability, and self-love."—Brian Leaf, author of The Teacher Appears "Yoga Rising is a must-read collection of essays for yoga teachers, practitioners, and all individuals and groups of people who are unsure if they "belong" to yoga. The compelling and beautifully honest narratives in this text illustrates the magic of the mind/body/sprit connection through deeply personal accounts."—Kerrie J. Kauer, PhD, instructor of gender, sexuality, and women's studies, University of Pittsburgh "Yoga Rising is a long-overdue celebration of what it means to be human and practice Yoga in the twenty-first century. The rich storytelling ignites the fire of self-discovery and has the potential to bring about positive change in the world!"—Brenda L. Feuerstein, author of The Yoga-Sutra from a Woman's Perspective "Yoga Rising beautifully shares interwoven, yet uniquely distinctive, stories from pioneers, change-agents, and inspirational people truly living their yoga practice in the world. As someone who practices yoga in a large body, I am endlessly thankful for those who light the way through their own story and spark others to step into their practice and truth, too."—Rachel Estapa, founder of More to Love "Healing one's body image can feel like a daunting task. But with Klein's Yoga Rising every eloquent story reminds us that we are not alone and through our shared love of yoga, we will rise."—Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, EP-C, author of Body Kindness "Yoga Rising is a powerful call to action to share our stories, celebrate our bodies, and honor the dynamic dimensions of our lived experiences."—Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, RYT, founder of Chime Yoga Therapy and co-founder of The Body Kindness Project "Yoga Rising's curation of stories and experiences is not only inspiring, but also essential to understanding how, why, and for whom this practice works to heal and to bring wholeness."—Melody Moore, PhD, clinical psychologist and founder of Embody Love Movement

Pursuing Perfection

Author: Margo Maine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317487907
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Pursuing Perfection, authors Margo Maine and Joe Kelly explore the emotional, social and cultural factors behind the ongoing epidemic of disordered eating and body image despair in adult women at midlife and beyond. Written from a biopsychosocial and feminist perspective, Pursuing Perfection describes the many issues women encounter as they navigate a rapidly changing culture that promotes unhealthy standards for beauty and appearance. This updated and expanded edition (originally published as The Body Myth: Adult Women and the Pressure to Be Perfect) is a unique guide for anyone seeking practical tools and strategies for adult women looking to establish health and body acceptance.

The Ayurveda Way

Author: Ananta Ripa Ajmera
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 161212819X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Celebrated Ayurveda teacher Ananta Ripa Ajmera offers an inspiring introduction to this ancient Indian medical tradition, which complements and extends the health and wellness benefits of yoga. Through 108 short essays you will learn to approach optimal digestion, better sleep, less stress, and a more balanced life. Diet is key, and many essays are accompanied by recipes that incorporate into daily meals spices such as turmeric, cumin, ginger, and mustard seeds. In addition, meditation, yoga and breathing exercises, and self-care practices such as oil pulling and massage, make this time-tested wisdom available to contemporary holistic health enthusiasts — even beginners.

Healing with Whole Foods

Author: Paul Pitchford
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556434716
Format: PDF, Docs
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A guide to health, diet, alternative medicine, and natural food presentation teaches readers how to apply Chinese medicine and the five-element theory to a contemporary diet and treat illness and nervous disorders through food choices.