Meditation for diabetes

Yeah so diabetes is no picnic. I think I’ve pretty well established that in the last 10 blogs. There are however so many ways yoga can help. Working with a strong focus for the mind through sound and imagery is one. When we give the mind something to do and draw it out of its habitual need to identify with thoughts, our sense of individuality is suspended leaving us with SELF, the nature of which is peace, contentment, oneness or more aptly put, YOGA.

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I learned the beautiful meditation in the video below from my teacher Alan Finger when I was living in NYC. I invoked it quite often, especially after being in 9/11. I found that taking my feelings and releasing them back to source was a profound way for me to come to terms with all the emotions that seemed to be piled up on top of each other as my body worked to release the shock.

My diabetes diagnosis was also another moment where I worked with this meditation. I was actually terrified at diagnosis, felt ashamed and alone and had no idea how I would recover from something that I knew had no cure. These feelings of helplessness dissolved into the simple focus of the practice and soothed my worried heart.

If you live with diabetes, or are just needing something to soothe and support your nervous system I invite you to join me for the meditation below

See you tomorrow #NDAM #DiabetesAwarenessMonth

with great respect…

rachel

4 thoughts on “Meditation for diabetes

  1. Wow, I am drawn to the powerful padma ’lotus’ mudra, however observe that my natural inclination would be to breathe the opposite way from what you demonstrate – my individual preference would be to Exhale as I release all the various thoughts, worries, etc out to dissolve into the infinite Universe, then Inhale the infinite positive Universal energy back in to my 💕 centre…

    • Nice to hear about your own experience. This is a traditional meditation and a Kriya practice so it’s always taught like this…The reason being that at the top of the inhale you exhale and let it all go.

  2. Last time I tried to meditate I fell asleep. I woke up 3 hours later in a darkened gym with no one around. Turns out, I got really relaxed. LOL,

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