Diabetes, Fitness

Yoga for Diabetes

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Meet Azure Wolfe! 

Hi there! My name is Azure and I’m really excited to dive in the topic of diabetes coupled with the beautiful practice of yoga.

But first, a bit about myself. I'm married to a super supportive man who’s always curious about my blood sugars. We live in Salt Lake City Utah, but we travel all the time!

I’ve been a type 1 diabetic for almost 40 years, have seen the ebbs and flows of good and poor management, and have also experienced some complications associated with my type 1 (I'm blind in one eye and have had seizures).

But I do not see this disease as a burden. I see it as a companion.

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For me, diabetes is a constant reminder of how amazing our bodies are and, with the right mindset, how beautiful choosing to live well can and does feel. 

Diabetes and Yoga

Although I was introduced to yoga at 26 years of age, it wasn’t until I turned 41 that I really started to implement the physical, as well as the mindful, meditative, healing practices of living a yogic lifestyle.

One of the biggest benefits was seeing and feeling the impact yoga had on my diabetes and my relationship to it.

Through meditation, breath work, and even flowing through my practice, I noticed more of an even flow with my sugars and mindset.

I stopped being reactionary towards tough blood glucose streaks and started taking a deep breath, treating my disease, and moving forward and on. Since starting my intimate practice with yoga, I now feel a sense of calm and ease instead of struggle, which has all but eliminated the stress that can be involved in constant diabetes management.

The benefits I've seen and experienced have been so great and so life-changing that I'm now a certified yoga instructor, and love sharing the same benefits with others.

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 I could go on and on about the benefits of yoga to diabetes (and life in general!) because I’m so passionate about it! But for now, I'll point you to some resources if you're looking to live beyond your diabetes and get started with yoga:  

Assisted Meditation

Online Yoga & Breath-work

When You Have Just a Moment

Stop.

Close your eyes.

Take a deep breath.

Visualize your body being well and a sense of calm.

❤️

Remember, this is all a practice! And if you have any questions or want to know more, please contact me at @azures.positive on Instagram!

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Azure Wolfe
Jul 19, 2019

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