There are different types of Yoga for the diabetic patient. Yoga helps to develop the mental and physical health. It plays a vital role for a sound mind and sound body. Indian saints are the former of it. It is followed by Indian saints from ancient time and literally derived from Sanskrit which means unite. Its aim is to connect one’s soul with the cosmic soul. It touches all the parts like physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Nowadays, it is spreading all over the world as a physical exercise. In today’s world, its main aim is fitness. It improves our ability to concentrate and focus.
Postures of yoga are Kriyas which mean action, Mudras which means seals, and Bandhan which mean locks. Kriya is the force or energy necessary to move up and down the spine. Mudra is the gesture movement to hold the energy, and Bandhan is the tactic of holding the muscular contraction
Its branches are:
Some of the yoga that is very beneficial for diabetes are:
Kapalbhati is of the very effective form of yoga. It is one of the best options for blood sugar. If a diabetic patient performs this tactic regularly, then the will definitely get his diabetes controlled.
Steps for Kapalbhati are:
- Comfortably sit on the floor with cross legs.
- Take a deep breath and then exhale quickly with a sound
- Continue doing this process for 10 times
While doing Kapalbhati, we have to take care that, we need to inhale slowly and deeply and exhale forcefully and quickly.
Nasal breathing is alternate of Anulom-vilom. It purifies the energy of the body and generates higher conscious power.
Steps for Anulom-vilom are:
- Close your right nostril with your thumb
- Inhale with your left nostril
- Immediately, close your left nostril and exhale with right nostril.
Repeat this for 5mins. Try breathing slowly and deeply by changing nostril.
This is the part of yoga in which posture is used to be like a frog. It helps to make hips, inner thigh, shoulder, groin etc flexible. by stimulating pancreas, it helps to control diabetes.
Steps for Mandukasan are:
- Sit on the floor in Vajrasana position
- Make the fist of both hands
- Place your fist on your stomach in such a way that joint of fist comes on the navel
- Now try to touch the ground with the forehead
- Try bending down as much as you can
- Be in the same position for 20 mins and then release
Ardha Matsyendrasana is a word came from Sanskrit which means Ardha(half), Matsya(fish), Indra(king of the lord). It is also called half lord of fish. It is very beneficial for diabetic patients.
steps of Ardha Matsyendrasana are:
- Sit on the floor by keeping your legs straight and spine erect
- place the sole of the right foot flat on the floor cross to the left knee
- Bend your left leg put the left heel beside the right buttocks
- Make your back straight and relaxed
- Bring the left arm to the outside of the right knee
- Hold your right ankle and twist your waist to the right as far as possible
- Place your right arm across your back and look over the right shoulder
- Hold for few mins in this position and then relax your whole body
- Slowly turn to the starting position
Repeat the same with another side.
Vakrasana is also known as the twisted pose. It helps to remove the fats of the waist and it is very useful for the diabetic patient. It improves the function of the pancreas.
Steps for Vakrasana are:
- Sit on the mat by keeping your legs straight
- Take your left knee closer to your chest. keep right leg straight to the floor.
- Twist your waist towards left and put your right hand on the left leg.
- put your right hand on the ankle of the left hand.
- Take the left hand behind the waist keeping the palm on the floor.
- Twist towards left as far as possible. Hold in this position as long as you comfortable.
- Now inhale and make your right arm shoulder high by keeping your elbows straight.
- By exhaling, turnout the left twist put the right hand by the side of the right waist and left hand by the left waist.
- relax your body by taking deep breaths.
- Repeat the same from another side.