Ujjayi Pranayama or Ocean Breath For Diabetics

By Patricia | December 16, 2008
Ujjayi Pranayama For Diabetes

While pranayama may not be the only cure for diabetes, it does help in controlling the disease and keeping it in check.

Diabetes: Insulin is a very important hormone in our bodies – a hormone that breaks down the starchy and sweet foods into energy that the body uses. In diabetes, the capability of the body to produce insulin reduces and in some cases, the body even stops producing insulin. It is believed that people who do not exercise much, or are obese or have diabetes in their family history, are more prone to getting diabetes. If you suffer from diabetes, it’s a good idea to consult a doctor and undergo medical treatment. You may also want to do pranayama along with your medical treatment to control and even cure diabetes.

Pranayama To Control Diabetes: Pranayama is the breath work that is so essential to yoga. It is about inhaling and exhaling in the proper way, so that the body gets energized with the oxygen that you breathe in and the carbon dioxide that you breathe out. While we may be inhaling and exhaling while breathing everyday, the techniques in pranayama helps you to do so in a more effective way. It is believed that pranayama can cure and control several diseases, including diabetes. The first thing that the breathing techniques in pranayama do is control hypertension, which in turn helps to cure diabetes. Let’s understand the various breathing techniques and how they can help control diabetes.

Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing): An effective breathing technique, the alternate nostril breathing can help soothe the mind, and release stress from the body.

Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows Breathing): Here is a breathing method that will fill your body with oxygen and decrease the carbon dioxide pent up inside. While breathing using this method, you need to use your diaphragm and abdominal muscles.

Bharamari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breathing): A breathing technique that is said to soothe the nerves and the brain, this breathing technique requires fair amount of practice. What you need to do is practice breathing in a deep and fast way, alternating your nostrils. Once you can master that, you can move on to complicated pranayama techniques.

Kapalabhati Pranayama (Skull Shining Breathing): An intense breathing technique, Kapalabhati infuses you with energy and de-stresses you completely.

Anuloma-Viloma Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing): Here is a technique that will strengthen your lungs, purges the toxins from the body and cures several diseases, including diabetes.

You can even practice Ujjayi Pranayama or Ocean Breath, Shankh Prakshalana or Master cleansing and meditation to cure and control diabetes.

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