Yoga to Cure and Control Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most widely spread lifestyle disease, mostly caused due to our ignorance towards our body. Here we will discuss how yoga can help in preventing, controlling and curing diabetes.  Before proceeding further you should know that :

  • Yoga is not just a way to treat diseases, but a way to live a healthy and peaceful life
  • It not just cures your body from ailments but also purifies your mind.
  • Yoga is the best alternative for regular -workout.

There are three major factors that are responsible for causing diabetes.

  • Stress
  • Lack of regular exercise
  • Lack of a healthy diet

Out of these three factors, the first two can be controlled using yoga pactices.

Stress: Stress is known as one of the primary factors that causes diabetes. Too much stress disturbs your inner well being and your metabolism, which makes you prone to several diseases. Diabetes is one of such diseases. Those who are already suffering from diabetes, know that their stress level directly impacts their blood sugar irrespective of the medicines they are taking. Regular practicing of yoga keeps your stress level under control and save you from stress-related diabetes complications. 

Stress-relieving is just a positive side effect of yoga practices. If you want to focus more on stress-relieving then meditation practices are best option. Know the difference between Meditation and Yoga.

Stress is generated by our fears and negative thoughts. Know how Our Fear and Negative thoughts make us Diseased.

Yoga is the best alternative for regular-workout

30 minutes regular workout is advised by doctors to live a healthy life. But some people don't want to do it for different reason. Laziness and medical-conditions are the top-most excuses for that. No matter what your reasons are, Yoga is the best alternative for regular workout. You can do it at the comfort of your home.

Why Yoga is better than regular workout ?

  • People of every age-group can do it easily. Both kids and old-age people enjoy it.
  • Yoga remains easy on your muscles. Primary focus of yoga is not to increase power of your muscles but to improve their flexibility and stretch-ability.
  • Yoga provides sufficient massage to internal organs, which is never an objective of workouts.
  • Yoga never leaves you breathless, while physical exertion during workout can do so.
  • Yoga is performed without any external equipment, so you can easily do it at your home, just with a mat on floor.

Yoga to cure and Control Diabetes

  • Kapalbhati Pranayama : This yoga is a type of breathing exercise which improves the efficiency of your pancreas.
  • Upward-facing dog (Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana): This yoga is part of famous Surya-Namaskar and it stimulates abdominal organs and reduces obesity as well.
  • Bhujangasana (Upward facing dog pose)
  • Legs up the wall (Viparita Karani): It stimulates pancreas.
  • Supported shoulder stand (Sarvangasana): It calms the brain and stimulates thyroid and abdominal glands.
  • Dhanurasana (Bow Pose): It strengthens your pancreas, abdominal muscles and boosts digestion.
  • Mandukasana (Frog Pose): It is one of the best yoga for diabetic people as it stretches the pancreas. But you should avoid it if you are suffering from backache or ankle injuries.
  • Chakarasna (Wheel Pose): It stretches the spine, strengthens the pancreas and calms the mind.
  • Balasana (Child pose): It encourages relaxation and increases production of insulin-producing beta cells.
  • Corpse pose (Shavasana) : It is the ultimate resting pose.
  • Halasana (Plow pose): It reduces the adverse effects of diabetes and reduces belly fat.
  • Mountain pose (Tadasana) : It improves flexibility of your spine and and stretches your internal organs.
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Lord of the fish pose): It is one of the best yogas that massages your liver and pancreas.
  • Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana): It reduces extra fat from belly region, lowers your blood pressure and also tones the abdominal organs.
  • Reclining bound angle pose (Supta baddha konasana): It reduces the stress level and calms the nervous system.

You may find the videos of these yoga on youtube, or a yoga trainer may help you in performing them. The yogas listed above should only be done if you feel comfortable in doing them. People with medical conditions should consult a yoga trainer before indulging into tough yoga practices.

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