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2/10/13 9:19 A

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Well, because of all the snow days, I did get back to doing yoga.

In keeping with the relative severity of my Type 2 diagnosis (and my intuition based on sensations felt during my home practices, as I am gym-free since 2008 and yoga studio-free since 2011), I have ditched inversions from my practice, this includes shoulderstand. However, I may retry that inversion at goal weight, which is 8 pounds away--and which is not a "fashionably low" goal weight, but a realistic and normative one for me.

Bear in mind, it had been even higher until I realized that diabetes would result in a weight loss pattern that closely mimicked my weight loss in 2004, and later 2008--both times, when I had been wracked with stress to within an inch of my life--and lost weight mostly on my legs. To the point of having "chicken legs". Not to imply that diabetes *isn't* a major stressor in and of itself, on the body.

For the past few weeks, I have looked forward to my practices for the first time since I'd ever revised my practice in '08 (which can still stand as written for anyone without such problems as high blood pressure, or what I have--diabetes--maybe it could be expanded, too, by some ghost-creator)


Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.

- Igor Stravinsky

Find a way.

--Diana Nyad

(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)

My blog is at tiniertina.wordpress.com/ (topics vary; words are the most important things)

Now 103 pounds less than at age 24w/o surgery!
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1/28/13 8:44 P

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sorry to hear about the diagnosis - but inspiring to see you taking charge and making something out of it! I'm surprised there aren't cardio-yoga classes... seems that'd be a common thing...? But if not - more power to you!! You make it happen! :)

You may be interested in checking out the Eat To Live team, too - the doc who wrote that book has been helping people reverse DM through diet. (There are various diet theories out there, of course, and you'll want to see what fits for you -- but I know there's been success with his low-fat vegan diet for his patients; and many other docs are doing the same)



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TINIERTINA's Photo TINIERTINA Posts: 5,004
1/28/13 10:48 A

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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.

--Diana Nyad

(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)

My blog is at tiniertina.wordpress.com/ (topics vary; words are the most important things)

Now 103 pounds less than at age 24w/o surgery!
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