Just writing to inform this team that I have not given up (on) yoga quite yet.
I was very recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. It came on suddenly
Certainly I ignored warning signs when I was as-yet undiagnosed. When you don't have time to pay attention to anything, you can down a Lo-Carb Caution energy drink and call it a day.
I am fighting this disease. I threw over most of my yoga sessions in favor of cardio (DON'T have time for what's not going to work efficiently against this disease) ... an elderly relative and a full time job (and being uninsured for the moment) mean I need to aggressively take control.
So, while the yoga is not -- and the pilates. Not cardio enough. Though most times it helped me sleep like a baby under really adverse physical sleeping conditions.
HOWEVER:: Anything *I* could invent, ONCE it has been touched by dogmatic, highly rigorous, my-way-or-the-highway yoga studio influence would never AGAIN be cardio enough. [India itself has a high proportion of diabetics, both Type 1 and Type 2 (not that all of them do the physical yoga--AND many of them retain the original purpose of doing the yoga)]... I mean, I learned a lot; but I had the idea that it would not serve my long-term cardiovascular issues in the long run. I even told The Nameless Studio that, to no avail.
But, hey, it developed into an intellectual challenge to devise my own bulletproof, spiritually effective, and strength-building system of yoga--one at least as effective as what you pay for in the studios. And I am writing a book about this system, as my legacy.
Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky
Find a way.
(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)
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