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Jan 27, 2016 11:41 EST

Help me publish Yoga for Diabetes: to motivate people living with diabetes to incorporate yoga into their daily diabetes management plan

iCrowdNewswire - Jan 27, 2016

The story of the project

Hi, my name is Rachel, I ‘m a type 1 diabetic with over 30 years experience in yoga and I’m creating a beautiful coffee table book to motivate people living with diabetes to incorporate yoga into their daily diabetes management plan. I would be so grateful if you could support me in making my dream a reality by helping me help others who need it the most. Even a small donation will make a difference. 

WHY DID I WRITE THE BOOK
My idea for the book came after nearly 6 years of living in denial about my condition. I didn’t always have diabetes. For most of my life I have practiced and taught yoga nationally and internationally and lived a healthy lifestyle. I never thought for a minute that it could happen to me. In the book I share my personal story of how I got sick, what happened and how I came to terms with my diagnosis and how yoga helped me to do it. The book is also a how to guide, how to follow the steps that I did to achieve better blood glucose levels, less stress and radiant health and wellbeing. 

Things like:
How to easily adapt a yoga practice to suit your constitution and individual needs
How to use breathing and meditation techniques to reduce stress in minutes
How to find the perfect time to practice so you don’t have to worry about unstable glucose levels
How ayurveda, the sister science of yoga can support you on and off the mat
How simple it is to get motivated with yoga when you know the why, what and how

WRITTEN FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DIABETES BY A PERSON WHO HAS DIABETES
This is the first yoga book written by a yoga teacher living with diabetes for people who have diabetes. The book is beautiful to look at, inspiring, and gives solid tools for reducing stress, managing blood sugar levels and increasing insulin sensitivity.

WHAT IS MY BOOK ALL ABOUT?
The book features:
My personal story from diagnosis to acceptance and all the ups and downs in between
Lots of interesting information about ayurveda, the sister science to yoga and how ayurveda has been helping people to manage diabetes for thousands of years
An in depth ayurvedic questionnaire to help you discover your ayurvedic type.
Detailed descriptions of each ayurvedic constitution, so you can choose the perfect practice no matter what type of diabetes you have
Three 20 minute yoga sequences, with gorgeous photos to motivate and inspire you to practice
Information on how insulin and exercise work together so you can avoid the lows and highs
Breathing and meditation practices that are simple and effective and can easily fit into your busy day
Food for thought on how the mind works, how to manage stress and why yoga gets results!
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(a mock up of one of the pages for our yoga sequences in the book )


WHY YOGA FOR DIABETES?
When I was diagnosed I never realised that over 400 million people today are diagnosed with diabetes, Out of that number 20% have type 1, which is an autoimmune disease with no known cure. Today modern medical science is busy researching and looking for ways to cure this condition. I believe a cure is immanent. But while we wait it’s important to have practical tools to support people with diabetes to live the healthiest and longest life possible.

HELP ME HELP OTHERS!

 
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“A really good blend of practical, theory and personal. Easy to read. A world first and something that will make such a positive difference in the world.- Lisa Fitzpatrick, Sacred Womens Business and Best Selling Author

“What a wonderful idea and concept. Rachel is just the right person, in the right place, at the right time!” Dr. Bob Lodge .

“Rachel truly has been a guiding light for me navigating my recent diagnosis! I am looking forward to reading her book when it’s in print! “- Carolyn Miller

“I’ve started reading and so far – It’s great. I love how personal it is.” Jacinta McEwan

“May your dreams be blessed and serve many. Your work is so needed in the world” Natalie Macneil,  Author and founder of She Takes on the World
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WHY YOGA WORKS
My book is a motivational guide to inspire anyone with any type of diabetes to learn simple, effective techniques to get their blood sugar under control. I absolutely believe that yoga can help anyone. I love dispelling the myth that yoga is just for flexible people or people who are spiritual. If you can breathe you can do yoga. That’s the plain truth!

WHY SELF PUBLISH
I wanted to self publish because I didn’t want to compromise any of the details. This book is the distillation of everything I have learned over the last 30 years, a guide that truly makes a difference to people who struggle with the daily challenges of this unpredictable disease. It’s hard to imagine how difficult it is, when the general public is led to believe that as long as you take insulin everything will be okay.

YOGA AND DIABETES THE PERFECT MATCH
Yoga, in my experience is the perfect compliment to the triage of diet, exercise and medication. Yoga relieves stress, boosts the immune system, calms and focuses the mind and is an all-round mood enhancer. It’s also addictive! Once you get into it you can’t stop. You might like to head to my blog to find out more about Yoga’s profound benefits.

I am absolutely convinced that it’s because of my own commitment to my yoga practice that I am able to manage my condition so well. I wake up every day with a positive attitude and the desire to help as many people as I can. This book is the start.
You can find out more about my personal journey with diabetes in the video below.

 
 
Contact Information:

Rachel Zinman

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