An estimated 24 million Americans suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating. Only one in 10 receive any treatment for these disorders, which have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. In this interview for The Huffington Post Blog, Executive Director Rob Schware talks to writer, author and yoga teacher Chelsea Roff to learn how targeted yoga programs can help students with eating disorders to cultivate a healthier relationship with their body.
“Yoga brought me to a place in my recovery that no form of talk therapy or medical treatment ever had before. Downward dog certainly didn’t cure my eating disorder, but the practice did teach me how to relate to my body in a more compassionate way. And more importantly, perhaps, going to yoga introduced me to community — to the people I soon came to consider family — and I suppose that’s exactly what I needed to fully step into recovery.”
– Author, speaker and yoga instructor Chelsea Roff
Click here to read more about Chelsea’s journey, and how yoga is helping students with eating disorders to rebuild a conscious connection between body and mind.
Through September 18th, 2013, you can make a donation to Chelsea Roff’s Indiegogo campaign to raise $50,000 to launch an evidence-based Yoga For Eating Disorders™ program that will be offered at no charge at treatment centers across the country. You can also help to kickstart this important work by sharing her campaign on social media.