Yoga For Diabetes: How To Manage Your Health With Yoga And Ayurveda by Rachel ZinmanYoga For Diabetes: How To Manage Your Health With Yoga And Ayurveda by Rachel Zinman

Yoga For Diabetes: How To Manage Your Health With Yoga And Ayurveda

byRachel ZinmanPhotographed byDavid Young

Paperback | October 20, 2017

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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 Rachel Zinman, an internationally renowned yoga teacher and writer, was floored when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 42, despite her lifelong dedication to a healthy lifestyle which included a decades-long practice of yoga. In Yoga for Diabetes, Rachel shares her personal journey and her hard-won wisdom gained from her own experience of yoga and diabetes. Finally we have a book written by an accomplished yoga teacher with diabetes herself who points the way to regaining health and well-being for people of all ages and types of diabetes. In Yoga for Diabetes, regardless of your current state of health, or type of diabetes, you can look forward to learning how to: - Reduce stress in minutes and thus improve your overall health index - Achieve healthier and more stable blood glucose levels - Find the secrets to adapting a yoga practice to suit your constitution and individual needs - Find deeper meaning in life and thus a holistic healing affecting multiple levels of your well-being"
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 Nat...
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Title:Yoga For Diabetes: How To Manage Your Health With Yoga And AyurvedaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 8.5 × 8.5 × 0.85 inPublished:October 20, 2017Publisher:Monkfish Book PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939681766

ISBN - 13:9781939681768

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I love the raw honesty that Rachel gives the reader on how diabetes has impacted her life and how she survives it. 'This disease sucks!' are the words that resonated with me, being a Type 1 diabetic, I get these words she is saying, but then she comes back with 'And if it weren't for my daily yoga and meditation practice, I don't think I'd cope.' And this is where I find myself wanting to read more and why I can't put this book down. Yoga for Diabetes shows us that yoga does not cure diabetes but tells us how it can relieve the daily grind and stresses that this disease can have on one's mind and body. An excellent read for those wanting to explore ways to reconnect with theirs and find mental balance." -Jackie Stevens, Yoga Australia"Your story is heart-wrenching. Thank you for giving everyone the gift of your sharing, honesty, vulnerability. You are so amazing, so brave, so courageous. What you are giving is a priceless gift, and not just to diabetics, but to anyone grappling with a chronic health condition. I love how Yoga for Diabetes gains momentum into the deepest and 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, bestselling author & owner of Sacred Women's Business,www.lisafitzpatrick.com.au " Yoga for Diabetes is both a beautifully written and laid out book, as well as a life and health-changing concept if brought to reality through action. Rachel does a wonderful job using her own story of turning adversity into advantage in order to illustrate that the lessons we learn through practicing yoga regarding remaining calm, breathing deeply, standing strong, and being proactive versus reactive are all directly related to our willingness to choose to make our diabetes management practices a top priority." -Daniele Hargenrader, bestselling author of Unleash Your Inner Diabetes Dominator, Certified Health Coach, Nutritionist, and Personal Trainer,www.diabetesdominator.com "For many people, yoga provides a way to stay fit, find balance in their lives on and off the mat, and (hopefully) connect with themselves on the deepest level. For others, it's a mere fad that they've sampled and abandoned when the next 'new' thing came along. Rachel Zinman, on the other hand, has devoted her life to the study and practice not only of yoga but of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian 'science of life', healing techniques that go way beyond any Western definition of medicine. It was only natural that when, despite a life of extraordinarily healthy practice and diet, Rachel was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, she would turn to yoga and Ayurveda for tools to supplement insulin injections and other modern ways of treating her disease. This book offers a unique lens not only into how yoga and Ayurveda can help diabetics of all types live more easily with this disease, but how even the sources and manifestations of diabetes arise from the type of person we each are and the lifestyle choices we have made. Throughout, Rachel's artful prose and compelling honesty make this a page-turner even for those never touched by diabetes. Rachel writes with clarity, candour and authenticity that will inspire anyone's life with diabetes, and may well prod others to seek out yoga and/or Ayurveda in coping with other diseases. It's clear from the first sentence that she's one of us!" -Lois Nesbitt Ph.D., E-RYT, author of Hip Op: Beyond Recovery!,www.loisnesbittyoga.com "With great compassion and clarity, Rachel Zinman introduces people with diabetes to the benefits of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda, specific to each individual's nature. 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. Yes, we must take our meds (including exogenous insulin for those of us with type 1 diabetes) and follow our treatment protocols, but we can also find some peace and space amidst the challenge of diabetes. Rachel shows us how." -Melitta Rorty, yoga practitioner and blogger on adult-onset type 1 diabetes,www.adultt1diabetes.blogspot.com "As a fellow Diabetic and someone who practices Yoga regularly, I found Yoga for Diabetes to be incredibly insightful and informative. Rachel breaks down different practices and their benefits and she not only offers facts and insights but also more practical "how-to" information, so that even someone who has perhaps never practiced before would feel comfortable diving into yoga, using this book as a guideline. I understand first hand the importance of maintaining a healthy routine and yoga has helped me tremendously with managing this disease. Rachel's story is touching; hervoice calming and I hope her book helps others discover and enhance their yoga practice." -Sam Talbot (co- founder of BEYOND TYPE 1)"This book provides a look at Diabetes treatment through the twin lenses of Yoga and Ayurveda. It is stunningly beautiful in its presentation and is equally matched by both the depth of the material presented and the accessibility of the recommendations to the readers' lives.Rachel is skilled at presenting this material in a way that is both personal and professional. She shares her own story of the initial diagnosis of her condition and then takes us along on the journey she took to uncover more natural and traditional ways of addressing her condition. Already a yogi, it was natural that her study led her to Ayurveda where she plumbed the depths of this science to address all phases of her life that may have supported the formation of Diabetes. She then applied these principles to change her life to embrace optimal health.She has a solid foundation in the principles of Ayurveda and introduces these in a way that is understandable to the reader. She takes these, often esoteric, principles and breaks them down in such a way that the reader not only understands them, but can clearly see themselves in the descriptions.Through the course of the book she clearly introduces different approaches for bringing more Ayurveda and yoga into the reader's life. While intended for those who are dealing with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, this book will be appreciated and enjoyed by others as well. Students of Ayurveda will benefit from Rachel's clear explanations of Ayurvedic principles and how they apply in this condition. Practitioners will benefit from Rachel's thorough research into the condition and the correlations she draws between the Yoga, Ayurveda and approach to treatment of Diabetes. Friends and family members will appreciate that it is easy to read, easy to understand and fun to put the exercises into place so that everyone will reach a more balanced state of health." -Mary Thompson, lecturer of Ayurveda at California College of Ayurveda,www.marythompsonayurveda.com " Yoga for Diabetes is a comprehensive and thoroughly beautiful book. Rachel's personal story is heart wrenching, deeply authentic and joyfully uplifting, and you're sure to be as moved and inspired by her journey as I was.This landmark book guides you gracefully through the sister-sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga in a very practical and user-friendly way. From discovering your own dosha (constitution) to practices for breathing, moving, meditating and cultivating gratitude, this book is a full and wholehearted guide to living and thriving with diabetes.A must read for anyone living with, or supporting someone with diabetes." -Dr. Lauren Tober, Clinical Psychologist, Yoga Teacher and founder of Capturing Gratitude,www.laurentober.com "Your book is completely beautiful. When I was 20 and travelling a LOT Richard Hittleman's 28-day-yoga book was my bible, and although of course yours is vastly superior in terms of how you've written it and how beautiful it is - it has that kind of 'yoga bible' vibe to it. I can imagine taking it everywhere with me!" -Candida Baker, Author and editor Verandah Magazine"Thank you, Rachel, for this wonderful offering! So often the medical world treats diabetes, and all chronic disease, from a purely mechanistic, reductive framework, ignoring the complex reality of how disease affects body, mind and spirit. Rachel does a beautiful job of integrating western physiology, yoga and Ayurveda into a fluid practice that can be tailored to our individual needs. Most importantly, she shows the importance of caring for ourselves with a balance of mindful effort, self-compassion, and ease. I will share this book with all of my patients living with diabetes." -Lisa Nelson MD, Family Practice Associates, Director of Medical Education, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Medical Director, The Nutrition Center"Rachel overcame her shocking diagnosis through her dedication to the healing path of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. Let her beauty, inspiration and fortitude guide you on your path." -Annie B. Kay MS RDN RYT500, Award-winning author, Every Bite Is Divine and Yoga & Diabeteswww.anniebkay.com "We who live with Diabetes know aside from taking our medication, if required: we must change our eating habits, and we must exercise daily. I can think of no better way to control your diabetes than what Rachel Zinman has given us in her book Yoga for Diabetes. Easy read, and an easy path to wellness. If you are living with diabetes this is a must. What is so impressive about this book is that you do not have to have diabetes to benefit from it... this is for all. Enjoy the new you. Namaste," -Ben Vereen, Tony award-winning actor, singer, dancer,www.benvereen.info "I loved reading this beautifully presented book. I am particularly impressed by the sound theoretical background that informs the yoga practices for those with various types of Diabetes. Further, the information is comprehensible and warmly written. The instructions and appropriate modifications are similarly clear as is the need for any precautions or medical assistance. In spite of Rachel's own profound benefits derived from yoga with her experience of Diabetes, she does not preach ratherinspires others to seek a pathway with the varied practices of yoga. I admire her for making such information available in such a beautiful format." -Annette Loudon, MMed Sc, Yoga therapist"I have known Rachel since she came to teach for me at Be Yoga in Manhattan in 2000. A passionate student, it wasn't long before she became an integral member of my team. Her dedication and devotion to yoga showed up in every aspect of her life. But there were also challenges. Rachel and I worked together over years to help her manage her overall health and wellbeing. I am so pleased that she has brought to life the many things I shared with her in how to approach yoga for the individual. No matter what type of diabetes you have, knowing how to meet your needs through the various practices of posture, breath and meditation 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. Rachel truly shares from her heart." --Alan Finger, Ishta Yoga founder,www.ishtayoga.com "Rachel Zinman is a gifted writer. Becoming a diabetic created a crisis in her life, a journey that she writes about with great vulnerability. Instead of succumbing to despair, Rachel has committed herself to sharing her experiences of healing through this book, online and in workshops. In Yoga for Diabetes, Rachel weaves together all she has learned in 30 years of yoga practice with newfound knowledge and skills. She presents these in a thoroughly interesting and available way that is suitable for an audience ranging from beginners to yoga teachers, and other health practitioners. This is a lifestyle book for people with diabetes. Yoga for Diabetes offers information on how to support one's health in the most holistic way. In simple terms, Rachel explains the Ayurvedic approach to managing diabetes with diet, breathing exercises, physical yoga and meditation. These complement a protocol of medication, diet and exercise, and offer the best opportunity for a person living with diabetes to enjoy a healthy, balanced life. No matter what stresses life throws up." -Eve Grzybowski, founder of Sydney Yoga Centrewww.eveyoga.com "I have not seen anything like this. Exquisite. The vibrancy of the photos, the mood of the tonal shots, the intimacy of your story and the wealth of information are all going to make this book a best seller. I love it. " -Sharron Toop, Lover of yoga and online book shop owner"Rachel's passion for both yoga and her wellbeing as a person with diabetes is what makes this book come alive. It reminds me how much yoga changed my own life as a person with diabetes. She is a real person who faces the challenges we all face with diabetes, but yoga lit a light in her that makes the burden of type 1 diabetes so much lighter. And she's sharing that light with her readers. 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,www.diabetesdaily.com "Beyond inspiring! Rachel's generous gift to the diabetes community is her thoughtful and practical book Yoga for Diabetes. Rich in information and practical advice, this easy to navigate guide for living well springs to life with beautiful photography that motivates. Rachel invites us all to join her in seeking a more balanced existence, living beyond that which challenges us." -Sarah Lucas CEO, Co-founder Beyond Type 1, and yogi"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 andAyurveda." -Yogarupa Rod Stryker, founder of ParaYoga and author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life, of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom