Yoga for diabetes can effectively support diabetes management, by gently massaging your internal organs, activating glandular-systems and help normalizes the blood-glucose level.
If you are new to yoga and interested to practice yoga for diabetes management, for gaining maximum benefit without injury, learn yoga tips for beginners, yoga safety tips to avoid yoga injury and benefits of yoga pose
Certain yoga for diabetes in this page is difficult to perform and require expert’s guidance. If you are a beginner, just practice simplified diabetes yoga for a minimum of two to three months. After gaining perfection, you can start practicing yoga in this page.
Yoga normalizes your blood-glucose level
Yoga normalizes your glucose level by gently compressing (massage) and stimulating the endocrine glands (pituitary, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid, and adrenal), the exocrine glands (sweat, salivary, mammary, pancreas and liver), and the internal organs (include stomach, intestine, pancreas, and liver), which are directly or indirectly responsible for carbohydrate metabolism. This gentle compression provides fresh nutrient-rich blood supply to the organs and thus heals it and start working as expected. Additionally, yoga improves your overall physical as well as mental well-being.
Start Yoga session with Warm-up
Most of the yoga masters insist to practice warm-up exercises before yoga session, which makes your body flexible and prepare yourself to do the yoga pose at your best.
Six diabetes yoga to normalize your blood glucose
- Sirsasana is the king of all asana; it stimulates pituitary and pineal glands, which controls the brain, nervous system, and all bodily sensory functions. It rejuvenates nervous system helps stop or repair nerve damage in diabetes. Aids proper blood circulation; help keeps sensitivity in the extremities and prevents amputation. Kindle digestion; it provides relief from diabetes signs, maintain blood-glucose level, and prevent diabetes complications. Learn more about Sirsasana.
- Sarvangasana – is the queen of all asana; it stimulates thyroid and parathyroid glands, which are responsible for protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism. It provides all the benefits of Sirsasana; additionally it keeps you calm and cool. Learn more about Sarvangasana.
- Halasana – it is otherwise neck named as plough-pose (consider as a tool to reveal a hidden treasure), regular practice rejuvenates the whole-body system. It revitalizes thyroid, thymus, spleen, pancreas, liver and kidney. This pose is beneficial in diabetes treatment as well as for overall well-being. Learn more about Halasana.
- Paschimottanasana - stimulates liver, pancreas, and kidney. It is not only beneficial in the treatment of diabetes; additionally, it helps lower cholesterol, and high blood pressure. It activates nervous system, calm mind, and relieves your stress. Learn more about Paschimottanasana.
- Ardha Matsyendrasana provides deep internal massage of the abdominal organs thus squeeze out toxins, cleanse, and rejuvenate the body. It stimulates digestion, and supply organs with fresh circulation. Ardha Matsyendrasana can massage the pancreas, kidneys, stomach, small intestines, liver, and gallbladder. Learn more about Ardha Matsyendrasana.
- Child's pose is relaxation yoga. It relaxes your entire physical and mental body. Help relieves stress-related conditions. Doing this asana, in-between different diabetes asana can improve overall benefits. Learn more about Child's pose.
Finish Yoga session with Shavasana
Well-experienced Yoga Guru’s always end a yoga session with a total relaxing yoga pose called as “Shavasana,” it helps to gain the most from the yoga poses you have just performed. Furthermore, make you more relaxed; it is a much simple asana, but difficult to reach perfection.
Is yoga safe?
Many studies confirm that yoga is acceptable for most of the peoples. Yoga poses that put pressure on the uterus, such as an abdominal exercise, should not perform during pregnancy. People with disc disease, fragile or atherosclerotic neck arteries, a risk of blood clots, high or low blood pressure, glaucoma, retinal detachment, ear problems, severe osteoporosis, or cervical spondylitis should do yoga under yoga master’s supervision. People with heart or lung’s problem should not perform certain yoga breathing techniques.