YOGA FOR RELIEF FROM DIABETES and lower the blood sugar levels
The First in the series is recommended yoga asanas for relief from diabetes and to lower blood sugar levels. DIABETES is a common health problem in today’s hectic and stressful yet sedentary lifestyle. It results from the lack of the hormone insulin. The most common symptoms include, Frequent urination, excessive thirst, delayed healing of wounds, fatigue etc.
The few YOGA asanas recommended are:
USTRA ASANA: Ustra in Sanskrit means ‘Camel’. It is a backward bending asana. It is also helpful in correcting posture and relieving stomach cramps. Do not practice this asana if you have severe diarrhoea, constipation, migraine or hypertension etc.
Getting into the asana: Sit in Vajra asana and lift your hips and upper body, such that the spine is straight. Now, reach for the right heel with your right hand. Once this is achieved, reach for the left heel with the left hand. When both heels are held, then stretch your neck backwards. Hold the posture for a few seconds. Breathe normally. Gently release the asana.
BHUJANG ASANA: This asana is also known as the ‘Cobra’ pose, as the final posture resembles that of a cobra. It is a backward bending asana. Do not perform this asana if you have hernia, stomach ulcer, heart ailments including high blood pressure etc.
Getting into the asana: Lie flat on the ground on your stomach and toes pointed out. Place the palms next to your chest. Simply inhale and lift your upper body, such that the spine is curved. Look upwards. Breathe normally and hold the asana for a few seconds. Gently release the asana.
DHANUR ASANA: The name of this posture is derived from ‘Dhanu’ meaning bow, as the final posture resemble a bow. It is a backward bending asana. This asana should not be performed, if you have colitis, hernis, high blood pressure etc.
Getting into asana: Lie flat on the ground, on your stomach. Slowly fold your knees, such that the heels reach near the hips. Now, reach for the right foot with the right hand and similarly on the left. Once the feet are well held, Inhale and raise the upper and lower body, with the stomach area on the ground. Breathe normally and hold this posture for a few seconds. Gently release the asana.
PASCHIM UTTAN ASANA: Paschim means ‘West’ and uttan means ‘intense stretch’. The back has been attributed with the direction west. Hence it is a forward bending asana involving intense stretch of the back. Do not perform this asana if you have hernia, stomach ulcer, heart ailments including high blood pressure etc.
Getting into asana: Sit in dandasana. Inhale and raise your arms straight up. Now exhale, bend forward and slowly reach for your toes. Try to touch your forehead to the knees. Breathe normally. Inhale to rise and gently release the asana.
Follow the link for the YouTube Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVIjTKzO9ns
Suggested beneficial FOOD ingredients:
Ragi: it is digested slowly and starch is released slowly
Bitter gourd juice: when consumed on empty stomach in the morning, helps stimulate pancreas.
Curry leaf, Jamun and Amla powder: effective in stimulating pancreas
*Disclaimer: The asanas suggested are not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any medical condition or to replace your healthcare provider and/or do not constitute medical advice. The above information has been shared as a recommendation only. Please consult a physician before practicing the above and should be done under expert guidance.