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Table 1 Yoga class techniques and aims

From: Use of yoga in outpatient eating disorder treatment: a pilot study

Techniques
 Inversions
 Arm balances
 Deep breathing
 Sanskrit chanting
 Seated meditation
 Sun salutations + flow
 Restoration postures
 Postures + movement
 Postures + rhythmic breathing
 Music: pop, hip hop, and rock music
Aims
 Relaxation
 Strengthen body
 Increase flexibility
 Release tension in the mind and body
 Strengthening and lengthening the body
 Release emotional stresses stored in the body
 Target connective tissues, ligaments, bones, and body joints
 Constant mindfulness: how is the body feeling in this moment?
 Integration mind, body, and soul to reduce anxiety, depression or stress