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Yoga: A Healing Force for Negative Body Image

Posted Jul 13 2012 1:10am

There are many amazing things we can do to start the healing process if our body image and relationship with food is not as positive as it could be.  And let’s face it.  That’s a great many people.  I was delighted to recently learn that what looks like an amazing new Yoga class for people with negative body image and/or disordered eating is beginning in Melbourne.  I invited the teacher Joy Robbins to share more with us, including her personal story of why Yoga is so important to her.  

Joy is a Counsellor and Yoga Teacher who specialises in the treatment of  disordered eating, and negative body image.  Drawing upon her research and clinical experience in the field of expressive therapies, she utilises bodywork, creativity, and mindfulness to help people develop the inner strength and courage needed to let go of the inner critic and reclaim a sense of self-worth.

With all the hype about Yoga these days – flashy magazines with bendy, lycra-wearing models, celebrity press, Yoga bootcamps, and even a recent debate about whether or not Yoga can wreck your body , it’s all too easy to assume Yoga is just another trend to feed our obsession … Read the rest

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