Yoga for Eating Disorders
What You'll Experience
A Personal Message from Fiji:
I would like to start by saying my heart is with you and I am happy you are here. My hope for you is that, by reading this, you are choosing to take a powerful step towards healing. I hope this program of yoga, inquiry, and connection can help you as it helped me. I created this month of mindful practice as a condensed version of the healing path that I have been on for the past decade. This path has lead me to a place of full spectrum living, far more vibrant and joyful than anything I could have imagined was possible. I believe this is the type of life waiting for you, all you need to do is take one step at a time toward it.
Nature Connection: Walk, run, hike, or sit in nature. Yoga is a practice of connection on all levels, walking in nature can remind of us of our connection everything living in the same moment we are!
Reflection Questions: Where and when do you feel safe? What circumstances give you comfort? Do you feel the ability to create these circumstances for yourself or is it something out of your hands?
Turn It Off
Interconnection: Set aside an hour to spend time connecting with a friend or loved one. Having an eating disorder can be a lonely place where we slowly wean ourselves away from meaningful connections with others. trying to hide what is happening, trying to hide in general. Making an effort to connect with someone who provides joy and or support is a great first step in restoring these relationships.
Reflection Questions: What guides your decisions each day? Your desires? Fears? Others demands or expectations? Do you act based on analytical thinking or based on feeling and emotions?
Inner Connection: Spend an hour on your own doing something that brings you joy, perhaps something you don’t often make time for. Part of stepping back towards life is identifying what is realling worth living for, what you are missing out on. Take some time to choose something and then make time for that, take a step towards it in some way.
Reflection Questions: Where in life are you most creative? Do you have an outlet for this creativity on a daily or weekly basis? What do you feel like when you are doing something that allows for personal creativity?
Turn It Off
Vision Connection: Take time today to lay in supported savasana, close your eyes and vision the way you want your life to look and feel. Becoming clear on what you want, what it looks like and feels like, is part of forming your own future. You are a powerful being capable of creating a life through your thoughts and actions. It is now time to shift that power to be constructive rather than destructive, inclusive rather than seclude, uplifting rather than self doubting.
Reflection Questions: If you could imagine a life for yourself that was of your design, your choosing, that filled all your desires and intentions for this life what would it look like? Where would you be? Who would be there? What would you be doing? What emotions would be most prevalent? Paint a picture with words, include every detail.