Is your weight, eating pattern, or life feeling out of control?
Find relief, understanding, and long-term strategies for disordered eating, compulsive/emotional eating and exercising.
Compulsive eating, exercising, dieting, and binge-and-purge cycles are often a result of “hungers of the heart”—hunger for connection, creativity, aliveness, ease, and refuge. When these cravings are confused with physical hunger, we lose the ability to experience a sacred and balanced life. Explore these compulsive behaviors in the spirit of sisterhood, kindness, and transparency. Learn how to recognize, self-soothe, and satisfy these hungers without turning to food as your default.
• Experience a safe exploration into the cycles of compulsion, food or body anxiety or body-centered confusion.
• Learn the Four Essential Life Skills for recovery, skills that will become your Go To choices in turbulent times
• Learn mindfulness and breathing interventions that are portable, discreet, and adaptable to any circumstance
Hunger, Hope & Healing
A Yoga Approach to Reclaiming Your Relationship with Your Body and Food
In this engaging, methodical, and inspiring book, Sarahjoy walks readers through the steps and stages of recovery from disordered eating patterns including yo-yo dieting, emotional eating, binge eating, compulsive eating, restricting, obsessive food thoughts, and body-centered shame and self-hatred. Reclaim your relationship with your body, its innate intelligence, your courage, your faith in yourself, and your 360-degree life, a life that encompasses and allows for the whole of you in full expression.
Yoga philosophy and practice are increasingly being used therapeutically to help people overcome disorded eating patterns and the resulting emotional distress they can cause. Sarahjoy offers a program using yoga to address these 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.