Yoga for Diabetes: How To Manage Your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda

Monkfish. Oct. 2017. 314p. photos. index. ISBN 9781939681768. pap. $27.95. HEALTH
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.
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