Diabetes is caused when blood cells do not react to the insulin that is produced in the body. By following a daily exercise routine, the body starts responding to insulin, which helps reduce sugar level and improves blood circulation.
Yoga vitalizes the organs of the body allowing for normalcy of metabolic processes. Normal metabolism means that the chemical conversions within the cells are occurring in an efficient manner. Yoga is the best way to cope with stress, at the physical and psychological level. It also helps reduce glucose level and increases production of insulin in the body. The syndrome of diabetes disturbs the functioning of the pancreas and makes the pancreatic cells inefficient in producing insulin. Insulin caters energy to the body when needed.
Sadly, diabetes can only be controlled and cannot be completely treated. On the other hand, keeping diabetes under control is not an easy task as it involves lifestyle changes such as diet alterations, adherence and patience. People suffering from diabetes can control it by practicing Yoga. In the beginning, yoga will include postures and breathing exercises that target the pancreas. The various asanas in yoga help improve blood flow to the pancreas which can then restore the pancreatic cells capacity to produce insulin.
Yoga helps the body to free itself from various ailments. Cited below are a few yoga postures that can help manage diabetes.
Breathing in deeply and breathing out helps to oxygenate the blood and also improves circulation. This posture helps calm the mind and strengthens the muscles of the stomach and abdomen as well as improves the digestion process and regenerates tired cells.
- Bhujangasana (cobra pose)
Also known as the Cobra Pose, it is one of the most important back bending yoga posture, which benefits the body from head to toe. This asana works as a miracle for those suffering from back problems and kidney failures. It acts as a stress buster, improves the digestion process and increases lung capacity.
This pose is essentially known for its power to balance the functioning of the thyroid glands. These glands play a vital role in the proper functioning of the digestive, nervous, reproductive and respiratory system and regulate metabolism.
Also called the Spinal twist posture, allows your lungs to hold more oxygen. It also alleviates stress on the spine and gives ease to backaches.
This asana regulates the thyroid and parathyroid glands, lungs and abdominal organs, thereby helping blood flow to your head, which in turn improves your digestive system and maintains hormonal levels.
Meditating regularly provides relaxation of the mind and body. It also acts a stress buster. It builds up confidence level of the individual and makes one adaptable such that one can handle any condition, as an example a diabetic patient’s craving for sweets. To feel the change, one needs to meditate faithfully.
Come on! It’s high time, you stretched those muscles, relaxed your mind and let go off your diabetes.