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begins with learning to love and respect yourself. Body image refers to a person’s perception of their physical appearance. They are influenced by their experiences, society, the media, the fashion industry and finding the ideal weight. It has a direct impact on our self-image and self worth. Having a poor body image can lead to serious problems like depression and eating disorders.

I have always struggled with body image issues in my life. Some examples are that I was very self-conscious of how cerebral palsy has affected my body from having a hump back, hunched shoulders, crooked arm and surgical scars. For years I have also always been battling with weight issues.

The practice of yoga can help you discover your true self while becoming aware of your needs and wants. The first step is to slow down and look within yourself to find what makes you tick. Meditation and deep breathing exercises help you see how you want your life to play out live in the present. Yoga poses teach us to accept our flaws because everyone does each pose in their own way in their own time with no judgment. Through yoga we can learn to remove negative emotions by focusing on the positives in life. The practice in many ways can open our hearts to love and happiness by teaching us to show gratitude and express ourselves to those around us. The yoga belief system teaches us to practice non-violence, honesty and selflessly helping others.

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