#Whatsfittrending: Yoga and Pilates as Disordered Eating Therapies

I thought I was onto something with this search: as it happens I stand shielding my eyes, peering at others off in the sunny distance. The quest took some curious lists about its course: while extant research purports the value of yoga and Pilates in the treatment of disordered eating patterns, there is also evidence suggesting participants of yoga and/or Pilates are perhaps more likely to have an eating disorder.

As part of a sidebar segment to #Whatsfittrending, I will find resources to balance positive therapies and approaches when working with someone identified as having or whom you suspect has an eating disorder [1]. Below are some links addressing yoga/Pilates/eating disorders, the first of which is a list of peer-reviewed journals regarding the use of yoga in the treatment of eating disorders.

Peer Reviewed Research on Yoga and Eating Disorder Recovery

http://innerdoorcenter.com/index.php/resources/64-sample-data-articles/joomla/extensions/modules/articles-modules/90-peer-reviewed-research-on-yoga-and-eating-disorder-recovery

Yoga and eating disorders: is there a place for yoga in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating behaviours?

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21662630.2013.862369#.VRP4EI7g9AM

The Use of Yoga in Eating Disorder Treatment

http://sophia.stkate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1363&context=msw_papers

The Truth About Yoga and Eating Disorders

http://www.yogajournal.com/article/eating-disorders/truth-yoga-eating-disorders/

Putting It All Together: An Integrative Approach to Psychotherapy with Eating Disorders

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15228878.2013.865245#.VRP5mI7g9AM

INFLUENCE OF YOGA ON BODY IMAGE SATISFACTION IN MEN

http://www.amsciepub.com/doi/abs/10.2466/27.50.PMS.119c17z1

[1] Eating Disorders (ED) range widely. Although we might most commonly assume that a person with an eating disorder has nervosas such as Anorexia or Bulemia, there are many other disordered eating patterns residing in the ED category – this might include individuals who are obese. Please find more here: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/eating-disorders-new-trifold/index.shtml

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