These 6 Yoga Poses Will Help You Keep Diabetes Under Control

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Jan 29, 2018
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  • Sasakasana helps in toning the pelvic muscles
  • Tadasana helps in bringing attentiveness to the mind
  • Majariasana provides flexibility to your neck, shoulders and spine
 

Tadasana

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

Sasakasana

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 beside 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 your 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 number 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 some time 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 for curing diabetes
  • It also aids in healthy functioning of heart
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