Easy Diabetes Yoga

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Sun, 07/17/2011
Easy Diabetes Yoga Asanas

Yoga poses for diabetes are difficult for the beginners, so in this article, we provided a simplified version of the diabetes yoga postures.

Are you new to yoga? And want to get the maximum benefit without yoga injury, then we advise you to read Yoga tips for beginners, Yoga safety tips to avoid yoga injury and Benefits of a yoga pose.

If you are a regular practitioner of yoga and mastered various yoga poses, then it is better for you to do diabetes yoga instead of this simplified version of diabetes yoga.

Easy to do diabetes yoga postures

Yoga helps to lower blood sugar level by stimulating the internal organs responsible for the carbohydrate metabolism.

Simplified yoga poses for diabetes in this article can stimulate the endocrine glandular system and make it work to its full efficiency. Endocrine glands include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenals, pancreas, and sex glands (ovaries and testes).

6 Easy Diabetes Yoga Poses

Even though these easy to do diabetes yoga poses are simple to perform, still you can enjoy the full health benefits.

Start your yoga session with a warm-up exercise - Most of the Yoga Masters insisted not to practice yoga poses straight away. And, they emphasize to do some warm-up exercises before a yoga session.

  1. Ardha Sirsasana Ardha means half, siras mean head, and asana means to stand, literally means half headstand. It is better to first start with “master gland” of the endocrine system because it controls the functions of the other endocrine glands. The pituitary gland is as small as the size of a pea and located at the base of the brain. To stimulate pituitary and normalize its function, Ardha Sirsasana is the simplified yoga pose. To learn more, visit Ardha Sirsasana
  2. Ardha Sarvangasana stimulates the thyroid and parathyroid, thus help normalizes its function. The thyroid gland plays a vital role in controlling the body's metabolism and parathyroid for calcium balance in the blood. To learn more, visit Ardha Sarvangasana.
  3. Ardha Halasana is half plow pose, considering to be the pose to reveal a hidden treasure. Regular practice of this yoga rejuvenates the entire abdominal organs; stomach, spleen, pancreas, intestine, liver, and kidney. This pose is beneficial in the treatment of diabetes by strengthening the entire digestive system. To learn more, visit Ardha Halasana
  4. Paschimottanasana stimulates liver, pancreas, and kidney. It is not only beneficial in the treatment of diabetes but also helps lower cholesterol and high blood pressure. It activates the nervous system, calm mind, and relieves your stress. To learn more, visit Paschimottanasana.
  5. Child's Pose or Balasana is a relaxation yoga. It relaxes your entire physical and mental body, help relieve stress-related conditions. Perform this yoga In-between other diabetes yoga poses to improve overall benefits. To learn more, visit Child's Pose or Balasana.
  6. Finish your yoga session with Savasana - Well-experienced Yoga Guru's always complete a yoga session with a very relaxing yoga pose called as “Savasana.” It helps to gain the most from the yoga poses you have just done. Furthermore, make you more relaxed, it is a very simple asana, but very difficult to attain perfection.

For maximizing the yoga benefits, you can practice chakra balancing to further fine tune your glandular system's performance.

How does Yoga help Lower Blood Sugar?

Everyone will accept, yoga is effective in stress reduction!

Stress elevates blood sugar. Stress leads to emotional eating and worsens diabetes complications. Yoga massages your abdominal organs, thus increases nutrient and oxygen-rich blood supply to the abdominal organs and rejuvenate them.

Many studies confirm that doing yoga provide a modest reduction in weight. Losing weight lower body fat that might lower insulin resistivity. Also, yoga improves the performance of the pancreas, liver and muscle cells.

Is yoga safe?

Always learn yoga under yoga expert’s guidelines. Because, if done yoga wrongly it may provide more harm than benefit!

Yoga is well-tolerated in studies, with few side effects reported in healthy individuals.
Yoga poses that put pressure on the uterus, such as an abdominal exercise, should avoid during pregnancy. 

People with disc disease, fragile or atherosclerotic neck arteries, a risk of blood clots, extremely high or low blood pressure, glaucoma, retinal detachment, ear problems, severe osteoporosis, or cervical spondylitis should avoid some yoga poses. 

Certain yoga breathing techniques should avoid by the people who had heart or lung disease.