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Diabetes? Yoga to the Rescue

Yoga is known to be effective in the management of diabetes. If you’re looking for some yogasanas that will help keep your blood sugar levels in control, start with the 5 mentioned below.

Vrikshasana

This asana helps stimulate the hormonal secretion of the pancreas. To do this yogasana, stand straight and join your feet. Now rest your right foot on your left thigh making a 90 degree angle. Maintain your balance and remember to point your toe downwards. Join your hands together and stretch them upwards, your body should be balanced on your left leg. Stay in this position for 10 seconds. Breathe normally. Repeat the same procedure for the other leg.

Dhanurasana

Lie on your stomach with your feet hip wide apart and arms by your side. Fold your knees and hold your ankles. Breathe in and lift your chest while pulling your legs and back up. Continue taking long deep breaths and relax in this pose. Do not overstretch. Hold for 15 to 20 seconds and gently bring your legs and chest back to the ground while exhaling. Release ankle and relax.

Halasan

Lie on your back with your arms beside you, palms facing down. Breathe in and using your abdominal muscles lifting your feet off the floor. Raise your legs vertically at a 90 degree angle. Sporting your hips and back with your hands, lift them off the ground while breathing normally. Stretch your legs in a 180 degree angle over your head till your toes touch the floor. Hold this pose for a few seconds and gently bring down your legs while exhaling. Avoid jerking your body while relaxing.

Ardha Matsyendrasana

Sit on the ground and stretch your legs straight ahead. Fold the right leg’s heel touching the touching the left leg’s knee. Bring your right hand to the back of the waist twisting from your stomach and spread your palms. Bring your left hand close to your right knee and hold the right while holding the right leg’s ankle with the left hand. Twist your head and shoulder to the right side and sook straight to the right’s shoulder side. Hold for a few seconds and then relax.

Paschimottanasana

Sit straight with your legs stretched out in front of you. Flex toes towards you. Inhale and raise your arms over your head, stretch, exhale and bend forward. Stretch out your arms and try to touch your toes. Breathe in and lift your head and elongate your spine. Breathe out and move your navel towards your knees. Repeat this a few times and then place your head on your legs and hold the pose. Inhale and resume back to the sitting position.

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