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How Yoga Can Be A Game Changer In Combatting Eating Disorders

Chelsea Roff

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Our society often glorifies the way the illness manifests itself (thin body, perfectionist personality, overachievement, rigorous commitment to exercise). But the truth is, underlying those seemingly "healthy" traits, many harbor a desperate need to control, fix, & anesthetize. Yoga can be a game-changer in eating disorder treatment because it helps patients cultivate a healthier relationship with their body & emotions.

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