Anorexia, especially among the young, is becoming a serious problem. The human being has a complex relationship with its own hunger. Throughout religious history, fasting has played a central role in numerous initiations, beginning with shamanic and mystical experiences. The thought process of an anorexic has often been linked to a spiritual search denying the body. The anorexic could be compared, in another light, to the practitioner of hatha yoga, wishing to manipulate the body. It is precisely because these intentions overlap that hatha yoga and the practice of well understood meditation can provide an escape route from anorexia. This book proves that we can aspire to a harmonious balance of our body and mind through methods that are both bodily and spiritual and that enable us to rebalance the various longings of those susceptible to anorexia.