Diabetes is a dreaded medical condition where the body does not have access to proper amounts of insulin, causing the blood sugar levels to rise high at times. Yoga had been developed thousands of years ago and it has been recently found through studies that it supports boosting the chemical balances in the brain. This regulates the secretion of the various endocrine glands and hence that of insulin as well.
Let us check out the yogas that help in curing diabetes.
1. Tadasana (or Mountain pose) – The yoga improves posture, reduced flat feet, firms the abdomen and the buttocks and strengthens the thighs, knees, and ankles in addition to its effects on diabetes.
- You start by standing with arms down at the sides and feet flat on the floor, slightly apart.
- The tailbone needs to be tucked in, which will consequently engage the gluteal, abdominal and hamstring muscles.
- Slowly breathe in allowing the arms to extend up to the sides, palms up.
- Bring back the arms down with the exhalation.
2. Balasana (or Child pose) – The yoga calms the brain, relieving stress and fatigue, gently stretching the thighs, hips, and ankles. Back and neck pain is relieved.
- Begin by sitting on your feet and let your knees a few inches apart.
- You need to slowly lower the head to the floor, with the belly on the thighs.
- The arms should slowly stretch forward, touching the floor in front of the head.
- The tailbone should be let to relax toward the heels.
3. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (or Bridge pose) – The yoga rejuvenates tired legs, improves digestion, calms the brain and helps alleviate stress and mild depression. It also stretches the chest, neck, and spine. Anxiety, fatigue, headache, backache, and insomnia are relieved.
- You need to start by lying down on the back, the knees kept bent and the feet flat on the floor and the hip apart.
- The heels are to be pressed down into the mat and the tailbone should be kept lifted up so the hips and the lower back are off the mat.
- You need to reach under the hips and lace the fingers together.
- While doing this, you should be using the abdomen, glutes (buttock muscles) and the hamstrings to hold the bottom and back up.
- The fingers are to be released and the lower tailbone should be slowly backed down.
4. Savasana (or Corpse pose) – The yoga calms the brain down and helps to relieve stress and mild depression. It would relax the body and reduce headaches, fatigue, and insomnia. It also helps to lower blood pressure and control blood sugar levels.
- You need to lie flat on the back with the arms at the sides and the palms facing up.
- You need to be focused on relaxing the entire body, inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth.
These yoga positions are the most effective in maintaining the level of insulin in the blood, which in turn, checks the blood sugar levels.