Hunger, Hope, and Healing
Yoga philosophy and practice are increasingly being used therapeutically to help people overcome disordered eating patterns—like overeating, food addiction, and stress eating—and the resulting emotional distress they can cause. Sarahjoy Marsh offers a program using yoga to address food-centered behaviors and body image 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.
"For so many women, issues with food and body can hijack life. This book is an invaluable contribution to the worlds of yoga and women's health-and for anyone exploring the natural intelligence of body and mind as a means of finding balance and freedom." —Mary Taylor, yoga teacher and author of What Are You Hungry For?
"Sarahjoy Marsh offers an important methodology to those impacted by disordered eating—one that creates connection, harmony, and synthesis in one's own being." —Melanie Klein, coeditor of Yoga and Body Image and cofounder of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition
"In this compassionate, down-to-earth guide, Sarahjoy Marsh shares profound lessons learned from over twenty-five years of yoga practice, personal recovery, and successful 360-degree living. She gracefully integrates traditional yogic wisdom with modern psychological insight, and offers a much-needed road map to reconnecting with the healing powers of our innate life force." —Carol Horton, PhD, author of Yoga Ph.D. and coeditor of 21st Century Yoga