Yoga for the Rest of Us: Easy Yoga for Diabetes with Peggy Cappy
The statistics confirm it—the incidence of diabetes in the United States is on the rise. 30 million Americans are living with the disease and a staggering 86 million have been diagnosed with a pre-diabetic condition. A growing body of research suggests that yoga can be helpful for people living with diabetes and/or at risk for it, paired, of course, with the right diet. Dr. Lisa Nelson, co-author of Yoga and Diabetes, explains that the practice of yoga, even with the poses that are fundamentally done while seated, works through the stress reduction pathway, bringing down cortisol levels, which can help bring blood glucose levels into a more normal range. She also explains that yoga has been shown to help with balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and improving circulation.
In this one-hour documentary (found in the ‘Extra” content section of the DVD), Peggy Cappy shows how yoga and the right diet can positively impact the struggle with diabetes, with moving first-person accounts, and interviews with doctors expert in diet and nutrition.
Bonus workout segments:
*Alternate Nostril Breathing
*Stimulating Circulation in the Hands
*Stimulating Circulation in the Feet
Core Workout Video (main feature on the DVD) In a new routine, Peggy Cappy demonstrates her signature yoga approach in a daily workout for people struggling with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Divided into seven separate instructional segments, the exercises can be done at home, all at once in just over an hour, or one segment at a time for beginners.
1. Standing/Seated Breathing and Stretching Warm-ups
2. Reclining/Seated For Hips and Lower Back
3. Reclining/Seated Additional Stretches for Hips, Back, and Thighs
4. Side Lying/Seated Sequences for Hips, Back, and Thighs
5. On the Belly/Seated Poses for the Back, Chest, and Torso
6. Standing/Seated Yoga Pose Flow/ 3 Versions
7. Reclining/Seated Body Scan Relaxation
Fair Market Value: $19.99
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