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Yoga for Diabetes Tips and Useful Information

Yoga for Diabetes Tips and Useful Information

Everyone can get benefits from Yoga – if they undergo training

Adequate and regular practice

Regular practice of yoga benefits the body as follows:

  • Improves digestion, circulation, and immunity
  • Yoga improves the function of endocrine organs and neurological
  • Prevents and provides relief from chronic diseases
  • Overall the body feels healthier, more energetic.

Diabetes is of two types – Type 1, where there is no production of insulin and Type 2 when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin.

In many cases, it is also easy to ignore diabetes at an early stage, especially when not experiencing any symptoms.

The practice of yoga is effective as a preventive measure and also for treating type 2 diabetes, where the causes of lifestyle and stress are attributed.

Art of Living Yoga deals with every aspect of an asana – get into it, holding it, and out of it as well as the breath control. So proper training is essential before individual practice.

The following asanas and pranayamas are effective for diabetes. They must be learned with proper guidance before implementing them:

  • Vajrasana
  • Mandukasan (version punched in the stomach region)
  • Supta Vajrasan
  • Viprit Karni – Sarvangasan – Halasan – Sarvangasan
  • Lie down and relax for a minute
  • Chakrasan
  • Natrajasan (both legs on one side)
  • Purna Shalabhasan
  • Triyak Bhujangasan
  • Dhanurasan
  • Dog looking up (Udharmukh roast swan)
  • Child Pose
  • Udiyan Bandh
  • Paschimottanasan
  • Ardhmatsyendrasan
  • Parvatasan-Yog Mudra
  • Kapalbhati Nadisodhan pranayam

Description of some of the Asanas

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasan)

  • Lie on your abdomen, forehead on the floor, hands under shoulders, palms on the floor, elbows close to your ribs, feet together looking up, heels touching and pressing the pelvis and navel firmly supported floor
  • Inhale and hold hands and elbows on the floor, looking up, and gently arching your spine, lift your chest up
  • Relax your shoulders and focus on bending the top
  • Keep up
  • Lift the elbows a little ground, but keeping the average inclination and elbows close to the body
  • Relax your shoulders and focus on bending the top
  • Keep up
  • Exhaling, lower your chest and forehead to the ground. Relax
  • Repeat the pose, this time straightening the elbows to the end, keeping close to the body. Lift your chin up
  • Keep up
  • Relax and unwind


  • rejuvenates the spine
  • Bring greater flexibility in the upper back
  • Tones and massages the back muscles and abdominal organs
  • Expands the chest area

Bow Pose (Dhanurasan)

  • Lie on your abdomen, feet together, and on the floor lafrente
  • Bend your legs and buttocks to hold your feet with your hands
  • Inhaling, raise the head, chest and knees
  • Focus on the extension of the shoulders, knees and lifting them clasping higher
  • Straighten the elbows hands away from your feet and lift the chin
  • Keep up
  • Exhaling, gently down, press your feet down on the buttocks to stretch the quadriceps
  • Relax


  • Improves flexibility and strengthens the back and spine
  • It strengthens the abdominal muscles and massages and tones all the internal organs
  • Improved breathing

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