Author: Douglass L.
Interdisciplinary Educational Studies Program, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. email@example.com
Conference/Journal: Eat Disord.
Date published: 2011 Jan
Other: Volume ID: 19 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 83-96 , Word Count: 83
Yoga has historically been viewed as a discipline that increases self-awareness through body based practices, meditation, self-study, and the reading of philosophical texts. In the 21st century the mindfulness techniques of yoga have been adapted as an adjunct to the treatment of individuals with eating disorders. In an effort to understand the conceptualization of yoga as therapy for individuals with eating disorders, this article juxtaposes how mindfulness based yoga is regarded in three disciplines: sociology, neuroscience, and the "spiritual texts" of yoga.