Yin Yoga builds tolerance for allowing ourselves to embrace discomfort, a wonderful skill for a recovering food addict.
Physical recovery requires a balance of healthy movement, nutrition and rejuvenation. Restorative yoga is an ideal way to incorporate that element.
In a state of complete relaxation, it becomes counter-intuitive for people to use drugs, excess food, or use other self-harming behaviors.
Here are some of the yoga principles that have come up most often as I have counseled people with eating disorders and food addiction to "live their yoga."