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(p. 325) The Practice of Yoga: Can It Help in Addressing Body Image Concerns and Eating Disorders? 

(p. 325) The Practice of Yoga: Can It Help in Addressing Body Image Concerns and Eating Disorders?
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(p. 325) The Practice of Yoga: Can It Help in Addressing Body Image Concerns and Eating Disorders?
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Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

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10.1093/med-psych/9780190841874.003.0031
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date: 22 October 2020

Body image concerns, disordered eating, and eating disorders are of public health concern, given their high prevalence and adverse health consequences. Yoga may offer a tool for addressing these concerns given its underlying tenets and its increasing popularity. The practice of yoga involves both physical and mindfulness components. The physical aspect of yoga can involve varying degrees of cardiovascular and muscular exertion and can be adapted to meet different needs, skill levels, and body sizes. Thus, if yoga is offered within a supportive environment, yoga practitioners can learn to move in a manner that suits their individual bodies. The mindfulness component of yoga provides an opportunity for yoga practitioners to connect with themselves and their bodies in a positive and compassionate manner. This chapter includes a description of yoga and its potential for leading to a positive body image and greater embodiment.

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