Yoga for Diabetes

Yoga for Diabetes

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How to Manage your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda

Rachel Zinman

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978-1-939681-76-8
US $27.95/CAN $38.50

Yoga for Diabetes is a highly motivational and personalized guide to inspire readers to incorporate yoga into their daily diabetes management plan. Complete with questionnaire, inspiring photography and art, readers are gently guided to achieve better blood glucose levels, less stress and radiant health and well-being no matter what their age or level of experience.

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February 17, 2017 | 1:00–3:00 pm | Sterling Yoga (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bio

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.

Reviews

"I urge you to read this book and find out how easy it is to implement a powerful healing yoga practice in your life.” —Mark Whitwell, Yoga of Heart

"No matter what type of diabetes you have, knowing how to meet your needs through the various practices...can make a world of difference. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to manage their health and experience the profound healing nature of yoga." —Alan Finger, Ishta Yoga founder

"I love how Yoga for Diabetes [explores] the most complex issues related to diabetes and then simplifies this information and makes it accessible to everyone no matter what stage they’re in.” —Lisa Fitzpatrick, Sacred Women’s Business

"If you’re looking for the inspiration to feel more connected and appreciative of your body, and what it’s capable of, rather than feeling defeated and frustrated, Rachel and her yoga education will support you in that journey!” —Ginger Vieira, author & editorial director of diabetesdaily.com

"Rachel’s lifelong passion for yoga, melded with her coming to terms with a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes as an adult, provides a profound service to those of us with diabetes." —Melitta Rorty, yoga practitioner and blogger on adult-onset diabetes

"This is far beyond a 'Yoga for Diabetes' book. This book is an absolute treasure. From her openness about her own journey and struggles, to her invaluable tools to help guide others, Rachel's book will not only touch your heart, it will help you find healing and balance in your own life. Whether you have diabetes or not, seek to practice yoga and/or Ayurveda or not, this book offers precious gifts everyone can grow from.” —Zippora Karz, author, The Sugarless Plum, Ballerina Dreams, and former soloist NYCB

"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

"If you are at all open or curious to learn about an ancient holistic way of healing and supporting the body, this book is for you. Zinman is clearly an expert and looks so glowingly healthy at 50 years old, one may wonder just how much benefit we too can get from incorporating some yoga into our lives." —Diabetes Daily

"International yoga teacher and writer Zinman was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 42. Her struggle to accept this chronic disease led to a wellness journey that is the basis of this book. Zinman shares her story briefly before delving into Ayurveda, an ancient medical system from India. Readers will optimally navigate the contents with knowledge of their Ayurvedic body type. This is explained in layperson's terms with a quick quiz that breaks the information down easily. Readers should not be deterred by this component as it becomes a useful wellness tool, even for those not living with diabetes. In writing that is insightful and holistic, the author dedicates chapters to the mind, breath, meditation, and the appropriate time, day, and approach of the yoga practice. Yoga postures and sequences are included, complete with soothing, outdoor photographs and helpful asana descriptions. With a detailed appendix, a pose index, and resource pages for further reading. VERDICT While tailored to persons with diabetes, this is a useful resource for any beginning yoga practitioner, especially one with an interest in Ayurveda." —Angela Forret, Library Journal

"Reading this fun and real book will make it easy for you to live better, healthier and longer and perhaps with a more gentle, loving and compassionate attitude than before. Whether you are living with diabetes or you are a caregiver for someone in your family, this is a sweet book (no pun intended). The theme of this book is: What does one do when faced with a lifelong illness that will need to be managed rather than cured? Rachel tells it like it is. She describes what it is like to live with diabetes and how to integrate daily yoga and meditation. Rachel also discusses how to incorporate the Ayurvedic lifestyle practices that are right for you. The theme of this book is: What does one do when faced with a lifelong illness that will need to be managed rather than cured? Rachel tells it like it is. She describes what it is like to live with diabetes and how to integrate daily yoga and meditation. Rachel also discusses how to incorporate the Ayurvedic lifestyle practices that are right for you." —Sarah Tomlinson, LA Yoga

Media

"Long a yoga enthusiast, Rachel made it her path to better diabetes management. It gives her increased insulin sensitivity, discipline, stress relief and a more positive outlook." —Huffington Post, "What The 'Forgotten Patient' Teaches Us"