Yoga Poses For Diabetes

yoga poses for diabetes

Your Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate. You can control your diabetes by doing this yoga poses. All these 5 yoga poses not only keep your diabetes under control but also cure many other diseases and makes you healthy and life lover.
        1.Diamond pose (Vajrasana)
        2.Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)
        3.Wheel pose (Chakrasana)
        4.Plow pose (halasana)  
        5.Shoulder stand (sarvangasana)

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1.Diamond pose (Vajrasana)

How to do it
•    Sit on the mat on the floor.
•    Sit in such a manner let the top surface of your feet touch the mat and your heel touches your butt.
•    Place both your palm on your knees, facing downwards. Close your eye and breath in deeply at a steady rate.
•    You may feel pain in your feet on first day. You should increase the minutes over time.

•    Keeps diabetes under control.
•    Improve digestion.
•    Sitting in this pose helps in reduction of the hips fat.
•    Excellent for weight loss
•    It helps in getting rid of constipation.
•    Improve and increasing the blood circulation in the body.
•    Helps in curing urinary problem.
•    It also helps in combating acidity.
•    Helps in toning of body muscles like the hips, thighs and the calf muscles.
•    Helps in strengthening the sexual organs.

If you have had some leg injury, please do not do this without expert guidance.

2.Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

How to do it
•    Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you.
•    Put the palms on your knees.
•    Now breathe in and exhale slowly as you bend forward from the hip joints. You can stretch till you are able to hold your feet with your hands.
•    Maintain the position for about one minute, after which you can return to the initial position with inhale slowly.
•    Then breathe normally.

•    Keeps diabetes under control.
•    Reduces fatty deposits in the abdomen.
•    Improve digestion.
•    Soothes anxiety and reduces fatigue.
•    Relieves stress.
•    Increases appetite and reduce obesity.
•    This asana is recommended especially for women after delivery.

Individuals suffering from back injury must perform this pose under the supervision of a professional. Pregnant women should not practice.

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3.Wheel pose (Chakrasana)

How to do it
•    Lie down on your back.
•    Bring your heels close to the buttocks by bending your knees.
•    Put your hands next to the ears palms on the floor with the fingers pointing towards the shoulders.
•    Now lift your body up with the support of the palms and the feet.
•    Now try to look down, so that your see the floor.
•    Try to take the shape of arch by stretching thigh and shoulder. Almost like a wheel.
•    Be in this position for a minute.
•    After a minute release the position, lower your body to the ground. Straighten your legs and calm your body.

•    Keeps diabetes under control.
•    Chakrasana strengthens the back and abdominal muscles.
•    It tones the organs in the abdomen including the digestive, excretory and reproductive organs.
•    Improve the blood circulation.

Avoided Chakrasana if you are suffering from cardiac ailments, high blood pressure, vertigo and also if you undergone recent surgeries

4.Plow pose (halasana)  

How to do it
•    Lie on your back with your hand beside you, palms touching ground.
•    Inhale and use your abdominal muscles to lift your legs off the ground, raising your legs vertically at a 90 degree angle.
•    Breathe normally and use your hands to supporting your hips and back, lift them off the ground.
•    Gently turn your legs to sweep in a 180 degree angle over your head till your toes touch the ground.
•    Back should be perpendicular to the floor.
•    Do not put weight on neck or strain your neck .
•    Hold this pose for a minute and relax in this position as you breathe.
•    Now you may gently bring your legs down as you exhale.
•    Do not jerking your body, while bringing the legs to ground.

•    Keeps diabetes under control.
•    Strengthens and relieves stress from the neck, shoulders, abs and back muscles.
•    Strengthens the spine and immune system.
•    Helpful to Calms the nervous system, reduces stress and fatigue.
•    Tones the legs.
•    Stimulates the thyroid gland.

Do not do halasana Pose if you have injured your neck, suffering from diarrhea and high blood pressure. Women’s should not practice Halasana pose during pregnancy and during the first two days of the menstrual cycle. Do not do Halasana pose if you have suffered from spinal disorders.


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5.Shoulder stand (sarvangasana)

How to do it
•    Lie on a yoga mat with your legs extending outwards.
•    Now slowly raise your legs either by first folding them at the knees or by lifting them straight.
•    Place your palms along your back and hips to support it, and raise your body while pointing your toes to the ceiling.
•    All your weight should be on your shoulders. Make sure you breathe slowly and lock your chin into your chest.
•    Your elbows should be touching the floor and your back should be supported. Hold this pose for as long as you are comfortable.
•    To return to the lying position, slowly lower your body. Do not fall back to the lying position.

•    Keeps diabetes under control.
•    Stimulates the thyroid and parathyroid glands and normalises their functions.
•    Strengthens the arms and shoulders and keeps the spine flexible.
•    Nourishing brain with more blood.
•    Stretches the heart muscles by returning more venous blood to the heart.
•    Brings relief from constipation, indigestion and varicose veins.

Do not do this pose if you suffer from any abnormal blood pressure, glaucoma, detached retina, chronic thyroid disorders, neck or shoulder injuries neck or spinal injuries. Also do this exercise only under supervision.

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