Anatomy is a story told with a sharp instrument – whether it’s a scalpel or our discerning consciousness. Yoga helps us experience the interconnected unity of our bodies, and dispels the illusion that our body is made up of parts.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food ~Hippocrates
Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy ~Author Unknown
(Note, this is part 2 in a series of blogs on the subject of diabetes during National Diabetes month. Please see previous blog post for part 1.)
Diet…that word sends messages of disappointment and frustration throughout my being. Over the years, I have tried many diets only to yo, yo, right back to my original weight or heavier. When I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in the Spring of 2005, it should not have been a surprise. I was stressed after a major move and job change. I was beginning menopause and my weight was at an all time high. After my move, my new doctor told me I had Type 2 Diabetes. She speculated that I was probably pre-diabetic for awhile. When I received my medical records from my previous doctor, I was surprised to read that I had previously been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. How could I be so unaware? I was like Scarlett O’Hara, a moment of panic at the initial news and then “Oh, la, de, da, I’ll deal with this tomorrow.” My tomorrow had come. I had to make changes.
The greatest wealth is health. – Virgil
To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. – Buddha
It’s that time of year again. November is National Diabetes Month. For the past few years, I’ve written blog posts in November about my own experience with Type II Diabetes. Last year, my blog post Easing Diabetes Symptoms with Yoga Therapy was published in the Northern Virginia Wellness Hub. In that article, I wrote about Dr. Dean Ornish’s Four Pillars for reversing heart disease: 1) Eat Well, 2) Move More, 3) Stress Less, 4) Love More. I concluded the article with some simple yoga based stress relieving practices that you might find beneficial.