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Yoga for Diabetes - Practice yoga for sugar control and live stress-free

Jul 17, 2019

Yoga is a very ancient practice to keep the physical condition healthy and a stress-free mind. From many types of research, it is proved that yoga helps to energize the organs and increase metabolism. It reduces anxiety, digestion, and depression. It is very helpful for controlling blood sugar levels and reducing cholesterol. Thus, yoga is useful for pre-diabetic patients and decreases the complications of diabetes.

How Diabetes can be cured by Yoga?

Diabetes treatment is painful, exhausting and costly. Though yoga is not fully approved by medical science, many researchers claim that yoga can prevent, control and cure diabetes without any kind of medicine.
 
Relaxation: Yoga postures or asanas are very helpful to relax cells and muscles. For that reason, it helps to stretch the cells of the pancreas. The stimulated cells help to produce more insulin which is essential to control diabetes.

Exercise: Yoga is a good form of exercise. During  yoga exercising our muscular cells’ glucose uptake becomes better and manages to lower blood sugar level.

Overweight: Excessive weight gain is one of the main causes of diabetes. If you do yoga regularly, you can control the weight gain and also reduce the extra weight. It helps to control diabetes as well.

Mental health: A strong and healthy mind is important to fight against any disease. Doing yoga practice will rejuvenate your mind, make you feel refreshed and help you to focus. Mental stress is also one of the main causes of many diseases and diabetes is one of them. Blood sugar can never be controlled with a stressed mind. So, stress management is very important in diabetes treatment.

Few Yoga Exercises to Control Sugar (Diabetes)

Kapalabhati Pranayama: It is well-known pranayama in yoga.  It is mainly a breathing exercise. Kapalbhati helps to stimulate the pancreas and produces more insulin. The Pranayam helps to calm and soothe the stressed mind. It helps to balance the pituitary gland and pancreas interaction. These postures are beneficial to balance the Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR). It controls the sugar level. Doing it regularly is very useful to control diabetes.
To perform the pose, first, you need to take a position on the floor. Then start inhaling deeply. And release the breath quickly. Mainly Kapalbhati is to inhale slowly and exhale quickly by making a sound. You have to do that ten times.

Anulom vilom: This is another breathing exercise and helps to treat the disease. It de-stresses the mind and helps to rest the nervous system. It also helps to smooth homeostasis.
To do that, first, close the right nostril and start inhaling with the left one. Then quickly close the left nostril and release the breath with the right one. Then do that repeatedly and alternately.

Mundakasan: This asana is good for exercising the pancreas. Thus, it helps to cure diabetes and also heart diseases.
First, you have to take the Vajrayana position. Then fold your fingers to make fists and place them on your navel. Slowly start pressing there and start to bend down. Try to bend down as much as possible. Do that for twenty seconds and get back to the previous position.

Vrikshasana: This posture is also very helpful to increase hormonal secretion of the pancreas.
For this, you have to stand straight with your feet close to each other. Then, slowly bring the right foot up to your left thigh. If you find it tough, then place the foot on the left leg. You have to maintain the balance of your whole body on your left leg. Then join the palm together and do the namaskar posture. Let your mind relax. Do that for ten seconds and release slowly. Repeat the same thing keeping your left leg on your right thigh.

Dhanurasana: It is helpful to keep the functions active for many organs such as the liver, pancreas, intestines, and enzyme-producing organs. The body produces more insulin and controls the blood sugar level. Before doing this you need to keep your stomach empty.
First, you have to lie down on your stomach and keep your feet hip-width apart. Rest your arms beside your body. Then very slowly and gently slowly start folding your knees and then hold the ankles. Pull your legs up and lift your chest off the floor. Breathe in and smile. Try to take a long breath and relax your body. Do that for 15 to 20 seconds and release your legs slowly.

Halasana: This posture is also very effective to stimulate the cells of the pancreas, the function of spleen and helps the immune system. It also enhances the system of liver and kidney. It makes the abdominal muscles strong.
At first, lie down on your back. Keep your palms downwards. Start to inhale and lift your feet upwards and make a 90-degree angle. Then with the support of your hand, lift the hips off the ground. Try to bring your feet near your head. Hold in that way for a few seconds and then very slowly bring down the legs.

Ardha Matsyendrasana: This posture helps to massage the internal organs such as gall bladder, kidney, liver, pancreas, and intestines. It is helpful for digestion and removes the toxin. It helps to control the sugar level by stimulating beta cells of the pancreas and secrete more insulin. 
First, sit on the ground and keep your legs out straight. Slowly bend your right knee and bring the feet near your hip. Slide the left leg under the right one and lay it outside. Bring the left knee near the right foot's heel. Place the right hand behind your right hip. With the left hand, hold the left ankle or big toe and twist to the right side. Look straight at the right side. Then a few seconds later slowly release the pose.

Diabetic patients need a strict and appropriate diet to control it. The poses need to be done correctly. So, you need to practice under a professional person.  Before doing any exercise, take a doctor's advice and do a health checkup.
 

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