Diabetes has been tormenting modern society for quite some time now. As it is with most diseases, modern lifestyle and diet plays a huge role in making or breaking your body. The search for better ways to cure such diseases are always on going. Diabetes is caused when blood cells stop responding to insulin produced by the body.
Yoga is known to control the body’s blood sugar levels. Regular exercise in general reduces blood glucose. Exercise also improves blood circulation in the body, especially in the arms and the legs. These are also the areas where diabetic patients mostly encounter problems. Regular exercise also helps in reducing stress levels in the body.
Regular yoga practices helps the body by lowering blood pressure, helping you maintain a healthy weight, reducing the severity of symptoms and reducing stress. Yoga can also be used to specifically help with diabetes. Here are some yogic techniques and poses you can use to get your blood sugar level under control:
- Pranayama :
There are several pranayama techniques that can be used based on your comfort level.
- Setubandhasana :
This pose has many benefits. Apart from controlling blood pressure levels, it can also help relax the mind, help with digestion and relieve symptoms of menopause.
- Balasana :
This is a great stress buster and can help you relieve from fatigue by easing the hips, thighs and ankles.
- Vajrasana :
One should be careful when performing this pose if they have knee issues. It has additional benefits for the digestive system.
- Sarvangasana :
Ideal for regulating the thyroid glands, it also provides ample blood and oxygen to the spine.
This is yet another pose that stimulated the thyroid glands, lungs and abdominal organs. It also gives a quick rush of blood to the face when performed correctly.
- Dhanurasana :
The focus of this pose is mostly in strengthening the back muscles and spine. However, it is also great for stimulating the reproductive organs.
- Chakrasana :
Yet another great pose for the spine, it can help you relax you mind giving you relief from any stress held in that region.
- Paschimotasana :
This forward bending pose helps regulate the blood flow. It’s also a great pose for people from all ages.
- Ardha matsyendrasana :
Specifically designed to increase lung capacity, it trains the lungs to hold more obygen.