Category: Yoga for Diabetes Type 2

Diayogi Dialogue with Karen Rose Tank Episode 9

Diayogi Dialogue with Karen Rose Tank Wow! We are up to Episode 9 which was supposed to be the last vlog in the series but instead, I have two more bonus episodes with yoginis Karo Sharma and Synne Roisland. The summit will occupy the blog until October 31. After that I’ll head into a new flavour for November’s Diabetes Awareness Month. Karen Rose Tank, our next … Read More Diayogi Dialogue with Karen Rose Tank Episode 9

DIayogi Dialogue Sarah Tomlinson Episode 7

Diayogi Dialogue with Sarah Tomlinson Sarah Tomlinson our next diayogi is generous, wise and lives her yoga. Our conversation is not just about the benefits of yoga its about the intangible and subtle aspects of yoga and how life with diabetes can be transformed through the power of tools like yantra and mantra. If you are curious to know what those words mean, all … Read More DIayogi Dialogue Sarah Tomlinson Episode 7

Diayogi Dialogue with Lauren Bongiorno Episode 6

Diayogi Dialogue with Lauren Bongiorno Lauren Bongiorno our next diayogi is more than an inspiration, she’s a game changer in the field of health and wellbeing. Every word she shares is pure gold. She’s authentic, fearless and focussed. Her story of how yoga came into her life and changed it 360 degrees is fascinating and I can’t wait for you to join us in … Read More Diayogi Dialogue with Lauren Bongiorno Episode 6

Diayogi Dialogue with Anna Elfving-Gomes Episode 5

Diayogi Dialogue with Anna Elfving-Gomes Anna Elfving-Gomes lives in Finland and was diagnosed just two years ago. Perfect for anyone who is newly diagnosed, her story is deeply moving and shines a light on all the feelings and challenges we face when diagnosed as an adult. Anna is also enthusiastic about yoga and its transformative power. As she shares during our chat, “The right … Read More Diayogi Dialogue with Anna Elfving-Gomes Episode 5

Diayogi Dialogue with Margaret Shippey Episode 4

Diayogi Dialogue with Margaret Shippey Margaret Shippey, our next Diayogi is so much fun. We connected in Atlanta last year during one of my book launch events and I was immediately struck by her enthusiasm for creating community through yoga. There were three other people living with diabetes in the class and she made sure they all exchanged emails so they could stay in … Read More Diayogi Dialogue with Margaret Shippey Episode 4

Diayogi Dialogue with Sarah Bristow Episode 2

Diayogi Dialogue with Sarah Bristow I am so delighted to introduce my next diayogi, Sarah Bristow. Diagnosed initially with gestational diabetes, her story is all too familiar. Her tenacity and love of yoga shines through this inspiring interview. I know your going to love hearing her story, her yoga snack and how yoga has up levelled her life and the lives of the kids … Read More Diayogi Dialogue with Sarah Bristow Episode 2

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Yoga; Beware All Ye who Enter.

My personal journey with diabetes was one of misdiagnosis and denial. It took me years to accept my diagnosis. When I did, my first step was to reach out and  find people like me who also practiced yoga. In the beginning, there weren’t many, but as my reach increased I found a community of practitioners and teachers thriving because of yoga. Anastasia Yatras is … Read More Yoga; Beware All Ye who Enter.

Experience counts

Whenever I settle somewhere new I make sure to head to a yoga class. It’s a great way to meet people and find out more about the town and its culture. Here in Bellingen, I found my way to the Bellingen Yoga Studio, a purpose-built space with a view of the mountains. Whenever I take a new class I always introduce myself to the … Read More Experience counts

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10 awesome ways to get back your yoga mojo

If you’re like me you’ve probably spat the dummy on more than one occasion when it comes to living with diabetes. From feeling like you just can’t take another finger prick to wanting to consume the fridge, it can feel insurmountable. When I was in total denial it was easy for me to ‘forget’ about my diabetes. But that only lasted for so long. … Read More 10 awesome ways to get back your yoga mojo

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5 poses to power up your practice

Something I struggled with when I first started yoga was having the strength to hold postures for longer than a few seconds. My wrists ached, I fell out of postures and my thighs buckled. I even found it hard to lift up when we did backbends on our bellies. I don’t think I would have persisted if I didn’t have my teacher encouraging me … Read More 5 poses to power up your practice

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When Gratitude Steps In

About two weeks ago I had my worst low ever. We were on the road driving. Luckily I wasn’t at the wheel but being somewhere between Jugiong and Gundagai (yes those are names of Aussie towns) it was still scary. As it was happening I kept racking my brain trying to figure out the why. I hadn’t over injected for lunch or had I? … Read More When Gratitude Steps In

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Diabetes All Stars

Bump! I’ve landed in Australia after an action-packed book tour in the USA. Whilst there I was fortunate to spend time with and learn from some of the most inspiring diabetes advocates out there. These people are not just living with diabetes, they are thriving and giving back in whatever way they can to the DOC and beyond. Whether heading out together for a … Read More Diabetes All Stars