Yoga can treat diabetes, in the case of Type 2 diabetes, prevent the disease from developing by rejuvenating pancreatic cells. Yoga postures that aid relaxation and stretch the pancreas which in turn stimulate the production of Insulin-producing beta cells.
A. Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)
From standing position take an inhale, as you exhale, bend your torso forward melting your chest on your thighs.
Keep your knees bent if you have tight hamstrings.
Your hands can rest on your elbows, shins or on the floor.
Take deep breaths here.
B. Tree Pose (Vrukhsasana)
Stand up straight and tall.
Raise your right knee up, place the right foot at your ankle with your toes on the floor.
If you are more stable, place your foot below your knee.
If you are very good at balance, place your foot right inside your upper thigh.
Press the foot into the leg and the leg into the foot.
Hold your core tight and pelvic floor up throughout.
Keep your focus and stay here for few breaths and then change over to the other side.
C. Supine Twist (SuptaArdhaMatsyendrasana)
Body twisting poses mainly stresses on massaging the internal organs and improving digestion.
Lay down flat on your back, extend your arms to the side.
Bring your left knee in and take it to the right, turning your head to the left side.
Use your right hand to press that knee towards the floor with every exhale.
Stay for few breaths and then change sides.
D. Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)
This pose strengthens the abdominal muscles, reduces constipation and helps in regulating pancreas.
Lie on your belly, bend your knees, bringing your heels to the butt.
Hold your ankles with your hands.
Push your feet behind to lift your upper body up with your inhale.
Feel the stretch in your arms and thighs.
Hold the pose for few breaths and slowly lower your chest down and release your ankles.
E. Half Lord of the Fishes Pose (ArdhaMatsyendrasana)
This twisting pose stimulate the abdominal organs, which may help reduce blood sugar.
It also improves digestion and boost your energy levels.
In your seated position, bend your left knee, cross your knee right leg over and place your foot flat outside your left hip.
Root your sit bones down and lengthen your spine.
Twist your body to the right, bring your right hand on the floor behind you and hook your left elbow outside your right knee.
On each inhale, focus on lengthening and lifting.
On each exhale, focus on twisting a bit deeper.
Hold for few breaths and then repeat on the other side.
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