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Regularly practising yoga, along with maintaining a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle habits, can help diabetics manage their blood sugar levels. Yoga for beginners with diabetes include postures and breathing exercises that are designed specifically to stimulate the pancreas and improve insulin production. Below are some yoga poses that will help you manage diabetes:
Also known as the Cobra pose, this is one of the primary poses for diabetes. Start by lying on your stomach and place your forehead on the floor. Keep the tips of your feet pressed against the floor. Place your hands by your side and keep the elbows close to your body. Raise your head and start lifting your head and chest off the floor. Hold for 10-20 seconds and release while exhaling. Repeat for 3 to 5 times.
This particular pose is helpful in strengthening pancreas, liver, spleen, abdomen and abdomen muscles. Start by lying on your back with legs together and hands by your side. Keep your core tight and raise both legs and fold them. Bring your knees towards the chest and hug your knees with both hands. Raise your head and let your head touch your knees. Hold for 10-20 seconds and release slowly.
This asana is an excellent choice to aid in digestion and relieve yourself of all the stomach-related problems. It will be an added benefit if you lose fat around the waist. Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out and hands by your side. Bend your knees and sit on your feet. The sides of the soles should be close together. Maintain this position and balance your body while taking deep breaths. The beginners can start by sitting in this position for 2 minutes and then go up to 5 to 10 minutes.
This is one of the basic poses and is essential to maintain overall body balance. Start by standing straight with your feet slightly apart. While inhaling, raise both your arms above your head. Pull your arms up by interlocking your fingers. Now raise your heels and balance yourself on your toes. Feel the stretch from your toes to your fingers. Try to balance for as long as possible. Release with an exhalation.
Regularly practising yoga helps in improving mental and physical health. It helps the body relax and stretch the pancreas. This habit stimulates the insulin production and promotes balanced weight.
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