yoga video Overcoming an Eating Disorder

Watch: Overcoming an Eating Disorder with Yoga

Published on October 9, 2018

In this beautifully filmed short video, Maris Degener tells the powerful story of how yoga saved her life. When her eating disorder had her believing she should take up as little space as possible, her yoga practice encouraged her otherwise. Yoga empowered Maris to claim all the physical and energetic space she needed and taught her that her words and actions have a powerful effect on the world around her.

Now, having been a yoga teacher since age 16, Maris uses her words and actions to encourage her students to believe in themselves and that fear and anxiety can be overcome. She explains that once you find your power on the yoga mat, it becomes easy to bring it out into the world with you, creating a ripple effect that extends far beyond your yoga practice.

Maren is living proof that yoga for eating disorders can bring real healing. Watch her incredible story of recovery and growth below:


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Ali Mixson grew up with her toes in the sand in a sleepy beach town in Florida. While attending the University of Central Florida, she met her always-entertaining husband. After dreaming of living in the mountains, they decided to stop fantasizing. Asheville, NC, has been their home for two years now. Ali practices yoga to connect with her body, mind, and spirit. She believes yoga has made her a better person and chooses to spread love and joy everywhere she goes!
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