Yoga Poses for Diabetes
Dhanurasana or Bow pose: The Bow pose strengthens and regulates the pancreas and is highly recommended for people with diabetes. This yoga pose also strengthens the abdominal muscles and is a good stress and fatigue buster. Improves the functioning of pancreas and intestines, which helps control blood sugar levels. Organs like the liver, the pancreas will function actively by practising this yoga.
Spinal Twist Pose (Ardha-Matsyendrasana): Cross your right leg over the left and place it just beside the left thigh. Hold your left knee with your right hand. Look back from the left side. Helps to stimulate digestion and squeeze out toxins by massaging the pancreas, kidneys, liver, small intestines and gall bladder.
Kapal Bhati pranayama (Skull Shining breathing technique): The Skull shining breathing technique helps energise the nervous system and rejuvenates brain cells. It is very helpful for patients suffering from diabetes, as it stimulates abdominal organs. This pranayama also improves the blood circulation and uplifts the mind.
Supta Matsyendrasana (Lying-down body twist): The Lying-down body twist massages the internal organs and improves digestion. This posture also exerts pressure on the abdominal organs and is hence very helpful yoga posture for people suffering from diabetes.
Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend): The Two-legged forward bend massages and tones the abdominal and pelvic organs, and helps people suffering from diabetes. This yoga posture helps balance the prana in the body and also calms the mind.
Halasana or Plow pose: The pose stimulates the pancreas and activates the immune system by massaging all the internal organs including the pancreas. Improves kidney and liver functioning and strengthens the abdominal muscles.