Yoga For Diabetes: How to Manage your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda

Yoga For Diabetes: How to Manage your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939681768
Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 677,835
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Rachel Zinman is an internationally renowned yoga teacher and writer.She was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008. She started her Yoga For Diabetes blog to share with the diabetes online community how yoga has helped her manage diabetes.

Rachel's articles on yoga and diabetes have been featured in Diabetes Daily, A Sweet Life, Insulin Nation, Beyond Type 1, Diabetes Counselling Online, Diabetes Alive, Veranda Magazine, Yoga Trail, Yoga4tv, Mind Body Green and DoYouYoga and most recently in the #1 bestseller, Unleash Your Inner Diabetes Dominator. She is a featured expert for several online resources for yoga and diabetes.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements 14

Why diabetes? Why me? 19
The purpose of yoga 26

Chapter 1: A Lifestyle, and a Science
What type of diabetes do I have? 30
The science of Ayurveda 31
The doshas in detail 36
Putting it all together 48
A season for everything 51
The perfect time of day 56
The stages of life 59
The doshas and your diabetic type 63

Chapter 2: The Mind
Thoughts and the mysterious mind 70
So what is a thought? 71

Chapter 3: The Breath Taking it one breath at a time 78 What type of breather are you? 80 Breathing and emotions 88 Three simple breathing techniques for everyday use 93 Full Complete Breath 95 Alternate Nostril Breath 99 Ocean Breath 103

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Chapter 4: Routine
Regular practice:
the need-to-know about medication and exercise 108
Diabetes medication and yoga 109
Getting and staying motivated 113
A daily routine 115

Chapter 5: Contemplation
The worst meditator 120
Changing meditation to concentration 122
Meditation in the context of the word yoga 124
Concentration: which practice suits you? 125
How to get comfortable 125
Vata Meditation 127
Pitta Meditation 131
Kapha Meditation 135

Chapter 6: The Practice
Setting up your practice space 140
Indoor versus outdoor practice 141
The best props and tools 141
What to wear for yoga 143
Creating beauty in your yoga space 145
Daily nurturing routine 147 On gratitude and the power of devotion 150
Chapter 7: The Sequences How to choose your sequence 154 Ayurvedic questionnaire 156-157 Practice chart 158-159 Vata Sequence 160 Pitta Sequence 196

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Kapha Sequence 240 Yoga Nidra 287
Appendix A - Modifications 291
Appendix B - Psoas Sequence 298
Appendix C - Resources 301 Information about books, products and business to support you in your diabetes management
Image Credits 309
About the Author 310


"Rachel Zinman has produced a book that is compassionate, factual and inspiring: Yoga for Diabetes is a wonderful offering for the millions who have diabetes. It is an essential roadmap full of vital insights for diabetics and how they can benefit from the treasures of yoga, meditation and breath work. Skillfully guiding readers toward greater health and well being, Rachel dishes out invaluable information about Ayurveda and how it can best support you. Best of all, her kind and informative guidance will be easy to apply and benefit from, regardless of your previous exposure to yoga and Ayurveda." —Yogarupa Rod Stryker, founder of ParaYoga and author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life, of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom

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