I want to show you a simple and effective diabetes recovery strategy to bounce back after any blood glucose swing that no one is talking about at the doctor's office.
One way to define resilience is by our ability to return baseline whenever there's a deficit.
When it comes to building diabetes resilience, it is essential to apply recovery strategies to recuperate the energy lost so that you can go back to life feeling more vibrant, present, and capable.
For instance, if you are running high or just experienced an intense low, there's an invisible after-effect from those extremes. It taxes our neuroendocrine responses, alters perception, performance, and vitality for hours even after numbers have returned to normal.
Not feeling your best because of the wear-and-tear on our body's adaptive responses can make you depleted and moody. Over the longer duration of diabetes, it can give rise to anxiety and depressive symptoms, negativing impacting quality of life.
There's no cure for diabetes, so no matter how well you've got it under control, we're all going to have moments like these.
So it is best to apply strategies during and after these episodes to give our bodies and minds a chance to reset.
One of the main tools that I use personally and prescribe for my clients is a regular yoga nidra practice.
Yoga nidra means "yogic sleep," but another way of looking at it is "sleep with a trace of awareness." The practice helps individuals create a supportive state of deep physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. In the state of yoga nidra, there is simultaneous relaxation and detachment, resulting in a profound reset on all planes of one's being.
Yoga nidra is scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, reduce A1c levels in T2D, decrease depressive symptoms, and improve sleep.
Studies have also shown that yoga nidra interventions improve feelings of happiness, enthusiasm, being more alert and inspired, active, having clarity of thought, control over anger, and self-confidence (1)
In the attached link, you can access a free yoga nidra for diabetes.
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Yoga nidra for diabetes healing
Evan Rachel Soroka