Yoga does more than manage stress. It can calm the nervous system, improve circulation, increase muscle tone, improve balance, and, like other forms of physical activity, increase insulin sensitivity and improve glycemic control. Research also suggests that yoga can help people be more sensitive to the mind-body connection and therefore be more mindful of their self-care.
Yoga & Diabetes is the accessible guide for people with diabetes who want to begin or deepen their yoga practice. It provides tailored guidance to people with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. Dozens of photos demonstrate specific yoga poses for the new and seasoned yoga practitioner. Sample practice plans and lifestyle tips illustrate how yoga can help you enhance your diabetes self-care. Whether you are a yoga pro or just interested in trying it out, Annie Kay and Lisa Nelson provide a yoga practice that will work for you and your diabetes.