7 Best Yoga Asanas For Eating Disorders

Yoga Asanas For Eating Disorders

Yoga means union of the soul with the spirit. Yoga is often considered as a form of exercise that deals with several problems like weight loss, muscle pain, and also mental depression. You will be surprised to learn that it is not just a physical exercise but also treats other medical conditions like eating disorders. Yoga has definitely been a game changer in treating eating disorders. It saved many people from losing hope and encouraged them to live a healthy life. Thus practicing the following asanas will help you get out of these disorders.

Here Are The 7 Best Yoga Asanas For Eating Disorders:

Bow Pose

Lie down flat on the stomach with chin on the mat and hands parallel to the mat. Exhale and bring your heels as close as you can to your buttocks and reach back with your hands, inhale and lift the heels up off the mat. Hold up to 30 seconds and release the position slowly. Come back to the initial position and start another repetition.

Bow Pose

Pigeon Pose

This posture helps in increasing the appetite and overcoming eating disorders. Kneel upright with head stacked above the knees. Press down the back with your hands. On inhaling take back your shoulders as far as possible without pushing the hips forward. Lift your chest to a maximum height and release your head back. Slowly touch your feet and keep your thighs perpendicular to the floor. Put your hands on the ground and slowly come back to the initial position. You can hold this position for about 30 seconds and soften the belly by inhaling and exhaling at regular intervals of time.

Pigeon Pose

Squat Pose

You can perform this asana on the floor or on a mat. Squat initially. Slightly separate your thighs exhale and lean your torso between the thighs. Press your elbows against inner knees and press the inner thighs against the sides of the torso. Put your arms forward and notch the shins into the armpits. Press the finger tips to the floor and reach out for ankles. Stay in this position for about 30 seconds or as long as you are comfortable and get back to the initial position.

Squat Pose

Goddess Pose

Start from a standing position with the feet apart. Bend the elbows at shoulder height and see that the palms are facing each other. Turn the feet such that they are facing the corners of the room. Exhale and squat down. Check that the hips are forward and look forward. Stay in that position for as long as you can and release the pose.

Goddess Pose

Locust Pose

Lie on your stomach with arms at the sides. Extend your legs straight behind and hip-width apart. Inhale and look forward. On the next exhale lift the chest and arms up and reach your arms back towards the feet. Hold for as long as you can and come back to the initial position.

Locust Pose

Crab Pose

Starts by sitting in an upright position, the legs are stretched in front with knees up straight. Inhale and lift the hips off the floor. Try to get your torso parallel to the mat. Hold this position for as long as you can. Slowly exhale and bring the hips down to the floor and come back to the initial position.

Crab Pose

Headstand Pose

Sit in the vajrasana position and interlock the fingers and place them in front on the mat. Slowly lift both the legs upwards and keep it straight. Try to maintain balance and see that the body is in a straight line and stay as long as you can and come back to initial position.

Headstand Pose


Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.


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