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Yoga for Diabetes
Yogasanas (yoga postures) and Pranayama (yoga breathing) exercises are known to help in maintaining a healthy body and mind. There are some yogasanas and pranayama exercises that are known to be particularly beneficial in preventing and managing diabetes. An experienced yoga therapist can help you in making a yoga exercise program suitable for your needs.


Following are some of the exercises, that are mentioned in yoga literature as beneficial for diabetes. The claim is that these exercises help in re-vitalizing the organs, glands and the endocrine system that play a role in diabetes. For example, some of these asanas squeeze the pancreas, which may help in improving its functioning.


These exercises are given here purely for your reference. To start an exercise program, you are advised to consult your doctor, and get training from an experienced yoga therapist/instructor.


1. Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows)



2. Uddiyana Bandha



3. Agnisar Kriya



4. Ushtrasana (Camel Pose)



5. Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)



6. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)



7. Ardha-Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist)



8. Vakrasana (The Twisted Pose)



9. Merudandasana (Balancing Bear Posture)