What Are The Asanas Esp Recommended For{Diabatic Type I}persons?

(November 18, 2011)

Yoga Asanas For Diabetic People


The regular practice of yoga has a beneficial effect on the physique of people with diabetes. The pancreas in some people with diabetes does not make any insulin or enough insulin to break down the blood sugar and convert it to energy. They are dependent on outside sources of insulin to regulate glucose levels in their blood. This is a genetic or an autoimmune disorder that affects young people mostly. Exercise is a big part of diabetes treatment since exercise acts like insulin, lowering blood sugar levels. In the case of certain diabetics, it may help reduce insulin dependence.

People under stress have high blood sugar levels and since yoga helps to reduce stress levels in the body, it becomes a vital tool in the treatment of diabetes. Yoga poses, called asanas, can help relax muscles, improve blood supply and boost metabolism, leading to overall well being. Specific poses like the Mandukasana (Frog Pose) and Yogamudrasana, which is a variation of the Frog Pose done while seated in the Padmasana (Lotus Pose), are recommended for diabetics as they can stimulate the production of the hormone insulin in the pancreas. The Ardha Matsyendrasana or (Half Twist Pose) stretches the spine, tones abdominal muscles, and activates the organs in the abdomen and adds to their strength. Sukhasana (Easy Pose) and Savasana (Corpse Pose) are ideal for relaxing the muscles of the body consciously to relieve stress.

Pranayama or breathing exercises are of many types, and they are also beneficial in dealing with diabetes. In fact, specific types Pranayama are considered to be extremely effective in maintaining overall well-being. Anulom Vilom (Alternate Nostril Breathing), known to soothe the nerves of the body, has a beneficial effect on diabetics. Another type called Bhastrika Pranayama (Revitalizing Breathing) mobilizes the abdominal muscles and the diaphragm to massage and stimulate the intern al organs and replenishes them with oxygen rich blood.

Submitted by S C on November 18, 2011 at 12:58

What Diet Along With Yoga Is Necessary To Cure Diabetic Type I Disease


Diabetes is a lifestyle disease that is caused by an imbalanced diet, excessive stress, and the lack of adequate exercise. The person’s body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin to be able to convert the sugar in the food ingested into the energy required for various day to day activities. Diet and exercise play an important role in the management and control of diabetes. Yoga has been found to be particularly helpful for diabetics because it is a holistic system that reduces mental stress even as it stimulates the vital organs in the body by improving blood circulation.

Diabetics are advised to refrain from eating processed foods and refined sugars, starchy food, and foods rich in fat. Obesity is one of the causes of diabetes, particularly when the person has a sedentary lifestyle. Yoga poses are recommended because they can be practised by anyone regardless of their fitness levels. The length of time a person can hold a pose or the extent of bending or stretching achieved may vary according the physical fitness of the body, but with constant practice, individuals are able to maintain yoga poses for the required time. Yoga poses like Paschimottasana (Forward Seated Bend) may be difficult initially, but with time people find it easier to touch their toes and maintain the pose for 2 to 3 breaths, so that their internal organs like the liver, pancreas, and kidneys get massaged and stimulated. The series of poses that form a part of the Surya Namaskar(Sun Salutation) are said to be ideally suited for diabetics as they loosen up tight muscles in the body and improve circulation.

Pranayama (Breathing Exercises) of several types have been found useful in reducing stress levels in diabetics. Anulom Vilom (Alternative Nostril Breathing) is one such technique. The passive inhalation and forceful exhalation techniques used in Kapalbhati (Cleansing Breath) revitalize the body, cleansing the lungs and improving the absorption of oxygen.

Submitted by C D on November 18, 2011 at 12:55

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