Saturday, 22 February 2014

How Effective Yoga Exercises to Cure Diabetics

Yoga Workouts for Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disorder of carbohydrate metabolism where glucose is not taken up the by the cells of the body from the blood.  Glucose provides energy to the cells of the various organs of the body to complete their various functions.  The supply of glucose to the cells is controlled by insulin, a secretion of pancreas gland.  The cells become ineffective because of the deficiency of insulin secretion and this condition is known as diabetes mellitus.  Usually this disease is found in middle aged persons but there are many exceptions to this also. Regular exercises, especially yoga exercises will do a great help for keeping the blood sugar steady.

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Yoga poses, are quite beneficial in the treatment of diabetes.  Due to various twists, stretches and strains in the body, the internal organs are stretched and undergo strain during yoga exercises.  This will increase the blood and oxygen supply to the major organs and enhance the efficiency and functioning of the organ. The yoga exercises stretch various glands and as a result it will give increased efficiency to the endocrine system.  There is a reduction in blood sugar will occur due to muscular exercise performed in the asanas in yoga.  The best time for performing yoga exercises is early mornings and evenings.

Simple Yoga Exercises That Will Help To Control Diabetes:

  • Meditation: Practice of meditation is very much useful for managing diabetes.  Initially meditation may be difficult, but concentration on pancreas during the meditation practice has shown affirmative effects on sugar levels.  One can even feel the proper functioning of pancreas in the body and that can help to cure diabetes. 
  • Pranayama:  This is the breathing process or the control of the motion of inhalation, exhalation and the preservation of vital energy.   It increases oxygen levels and reduces carbon dioxide levels in the blood.
  • Anuloma-Viloma:  It helps the human body to get rid of the toxins that have built up through stress and pollution.  It also helps to control the effects of diabetes, cure cough and colds, insomnia, chronic headaches and asthma.  
  •  Suryanamaskara or Sun Salutation: This is a very good exercise for people suffering from diabetes because it increases the blood supply to various parts of body and thus improves insulin administration in the body. 
  •  JalanetiIt is in a form of saline nasal irrigation, which helps thousands of people to relieve from sinus infection.   It clears away the impurities in nasal passage.  This asana is advised to practice only in the morning.
  • Paschimottanasana or the Posterior Stretching pose:  It is a very good stretching exercise in which the posterior muscles are stretched and relaxed.  The main advantages of this exercise include calming of the brain and helping to relieve stress, stretching the spine and shoulders.  Improving digestion, this asana helps the Diabetic patients by stimulating the liver, kidneys, ovaries and uterus; it also soothes headache and anxiety and reduces fatigue.  This exercise also increases appetite, reduces obesity and control diabetes.
  • Ardha matsyendrasana:  It is basically an exercise for vertebrae and helps in keeping them in good shape.  It also helps the liver, spleen, bladder, pancreas, intestines and other abdominal organs.   Other than diabetes, it is beneficial in the treatment of obesity, dyspepsia and asthma.
  • Vajrasana:  This is regarded as the king of all asanas related with the mind and body.  Vajrasana plays an important role in alleviating waist pain, spinal cord or shoulder pain.  These are also quite effective during menstrual disorders, abortions and delivery (normal or problematic delivery). 
  • Savasana:  This is an excellent posture that can be used between poses that allows total relaxation. Usual practice of this asana is at the end of a yoga session.  This exercise helps to lower high blood pressure, relieves physical fatigue and mental tension.  It is particularly beneficial for people suffering from diabetes. Anxiety, worry and mental tension are some of the main causes of the disease.   It stimulates blood circulation and exercises inner organs. 

In addition to the above yoga poses, Bujangasana, Dhanurasana, Naukasana, Sarvangasana, Maysyasana, Halasana etc. also will be very useful for the control of diabetes.  These different yoga exercises can be practised by the patients as per their interest and as per the availability of free time.  Yoga exercises can be practised with the help of a trainer or by viewing a training video.   

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