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Asanas for diabetics

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 24, 2011
4.8 / 5(4 Ratings)

Tadaasana

It is also known as ‘mountain-pose’.

 

Method

  • Stand upright with your feet joined together.
  • Heels and toes are touching one another.
  • Arms must face downwards with the palms facing the thighs.
  • Stand totally erect with your shoulders drawn back.
  • Eyes looking straight ahead.

Advantages

  • It makes the back strong and straight.
  • It also helps in bringing attentiveness to the mind.


Hashankasana

(It is also known as the pose of the hare)

 

Method

  • Be seated in vajrasaria and shut your eyes.
  • Make hold of your right wrist with the left hand at the back.
  • Breathe in, and then while breathing out, gradually curve the trunk in a forward direction so that the forehead relaxes on the floor.
  • Be seated in the final position for a considerable period of time while inhaling generally.
  • Now, go back to the vajrasaria while breathing in.

 

Advantages

  • This asana helps in toning the pelvic muscles.
  • It also aids in relaxation of the sciatic nerves and normalizes the functioning of the adrenal glands.
  • It is a great asana for getting relief from constipation, sciatica and anger.
  • It is advantageous for women who have an undersized pelvis and is very effective for eradicating sexual disorders in general.


Majariasana

(It is also known as the cat stretch pose)

 

Method

  • Be seated in vajrasana.
  • Lift your buttocks and place yourself on the knees.
  • At the same time, place both hands evenly on the floor in front of the body.
  • Breathe in while lowering your spine and lifting your head up.
  • Blow out air by lowering the head and by bending the spine.
  • Yet again, lower the spine and lift up your head.
  • Make sure that you’re keeping your arms in a straight line, without bending them.
    Perform 10 full rounds in total.

 

Advantages

  • This asana provides flexibility to your neck, shoulders and spine.
  • It tenderly tones the female reproductive system and is exceptional for expecting women for up to 3 months.
  • Women undergoing from menstrual indiscretions and leucorrhea will find respite from this asana.
  • It can also be performed at the time of menstruation in order to get relief from cramps. 
  • The advantages of this asana are extremely beneficial, if the tummy is constricted during exhalation.


Gomukhasana

(It is also known as the cow face pose)

 

Method

  • Position yourself in a sitting posture.
  • Now by folding your left leg, place your heels besides your right buttock.
  • Now, comfortably fold your right leg over your left leg in a way that the right heel is touching the ground, beside the left thigh.
  • Both your knees must be placed one over the other.
  • Your left hand must be placed behind the back and the right arm should be placed over your right shoulder.
  • Now carefully try to join both your fingers behind your back.
  • By holding your head back, close your eyes.
  • Now, repeat this whole asana in a reverse manner.

 

Advantages

  • This asana helps diabetics to deal with their backache and stiff shoulders.
  • This asana is also advantageous in sciatica and aids in stimulating kidney.


Shavasana

 (It is also known as “the dead bodies pose”.)

 

Method

  • Lie comfortably on your back with your arms on the side. Make sure your arms are in a straight line with your body and you palms are facing the ceiling.
  • Now put your feet apart in a comfortable position and close your eyes.
  • Now give some time to yourself in order to calm your body. Make sure you are not moving unnecessarily.
  • Let your breathing be usual.
  • Be conscious of your inhalation and exhalation. Calculate the amount of respirations: one in and one out and so on.
  • Follow the counts for few minutes. If your brain begins to shift focus, take it back to the counting. This will aid in relaxing your mind and body. 
  • It is advised to continue this asana for a considerable period of time, the more, the better. However, initiate by doing this asana for at least one to two minutes.

 

Advantages

  • It aids in lightening up your entire body.
  • This asana can also be performed to relax your body muscles soon after strenuous yoga exercises such as surya namaskar.


Mandukasan (Variation 1)

 Method 

  • Position yourself in Vajrasan. Close the fists of both your hands.
  • Now fold your big finger inside while pressing the fists.
  • Now by pressing your navel with both the fists, breathe out and bend in a forward direction. However, make sure you are looking straight.
  • Hold yourself in this position for sometime and return to Vajrasana position.
  • Repeat this asana for 3 to 4 times.

 

Advantages

  • It helps in proper functioning of the pancreas which leads to the production of insulin in large quantities.
  • It is a beneficial asana in curing diabetes.
  • It also aids in healthy functioning of heart.


Mandukasan (Variation 2)

 Method

  • Position yourself comfortably in vajrasana.
  • Now place your left palm on the right palm while placing them on your navel.
  • Press your palms inside your navel while breathing out. Make sure you are bending in a forward direction.
  • Repeat this asana for 3 to 4 times.

 

Advantages

  • It helps in proper functioning of the pancreas which leads to the production of insulin in large quantities.
  • It is a beneficial asana in curing diabetes.
  • It also aids in healthy functioning of heart.

 

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