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Diabetes Educ. 2010 Nov-Dec;36(6):965-75. doi: 10.1177/0145721710381802. Epub 2010 Sep 16.

"I could move mountains": adults with or at risk for type 2 diabetes reflect on their experiences with yoga practice.

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  • 1Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies, University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. g.alexander@tcu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this study was to describe firsthand experiences with yoga as shared by adults with or at risk for type 2 diabetes and to examine their beliefs regarding maintenance of yoga practice over time.

METHODS:

In this qualitative study, 13 adults with or at risk for type 2 diabetes described their experiences with yoga and their beliefs regarding maintenance of yoga practice over time. Semistructured interviews occurred 16 to 20 months after completion of an 8-week yoga-based clinical trial.

RESULTS:

Themes of readiness for continuing yoga, environmental support for yoga, and integrating yoga emerged through data analysis.

CONCLUSIONS:

Findings indicate that yoga is appealing to some individuals with diabetes, but maintaining yoga practice over time is a challenge. Diabetes educators may be able to support maintenance by discussing specific strategies with individuals who express interest in yoga practice.

PMID:
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PMCID:
PMC3141226
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