Sunday, September 4, 2011

Yoga for Diabetes Cure

An ancient method of exercise, yoga maintains all functions of the body and mind at their optimum level. Almost all diseases can be controlled well by yoga, including diabetes - the 'Mother of all Diseases'. Diabetes takes place when the body becomes unable to produce sufficient amount of insulin hormones to break down the ingested sugar. Insulin helps to regulate the blood sugar by converting it into energy. Due to insufficient amounts of insulin in the body, the sugar gets accumulated in the blood, leading to number of symptoms like unusual thirst, fatigue, loss of weight, excessive urination and many other complications. Yoga can effectively aid diabetes cure by massaging internal organs of the body, particularly triggering glandular systems accountable for its cause.
Yoga for Diabetes Cure
There are many breathing techniques and postures in yoga which would stimulate the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin for controlling the sugar level in the body. These yoga postures restore the pancreatic cell as well as stimulate them to secrete insulin. Diabetes yoga normalizes endocrine glandular system which discharges hormones into general circulation. Some diabetes yoga’s are tough to practice for beginners so require a trainer to guide. Practice simplified diabetes yoga for about 2 to 3 months and then switch over to regular diabetes yoga. Some of the yoga Asanas have been proved helpful to control and reverse type 2 diabetes.

These are very simple breathing exercises which provide extensive benefits. By practicing the pranayama, you can cure diabetes. In Hatha Yoga, there are 8 major pranayama techniques which have been shown to be helpful in curing diabetic patients. For Pranayama, alternate nostril breathing or Nadi Shodhan Pranayama is the basic preparation and is found useful in diabetes as it has soothing effect on nervous system, which decreases stress levels and thereby helps to cure diabetes. Some researches have also shown that Bhastrika and Bhramari Pranayama help in diabetes; Bhasrika Pranayama raises oxygen levels and decreases carbon dioxide levels in the blood while Bharamari has calming effect on brain and nervous system.

Kapalabhati Pranayama, AgniSar Kriya, Bahya Pranayama, Udgit pranayama are the other Pranayama techniques which help to cure diabetes. Previous to practicing all these Pranayama techniques, an individual must study and practice deep breathing, alternate nostril breathing, fast breathing, and Bandhas (chin lock or jalandhar bandha, Uddiyan bandha and moola bandha or abdominal lock) from the expert Guru.

Yogamudrasana and Mandukasana
These yoga postures put pressure on the internal organs, particularly on the stomach and the pancreas and thereby stimulate their activity. Yogamudrasana is performed by sitting in Padmasana while Madukasana is practiced by sitting in Vajrasana. To treat diabetics and other diabetic related problems, the aforementioned pranayama techniques and Madukasana along with Yogamudrasana are more than enough. However, you can also practice few other asanas for maximum benefits.

Ardha Matsyendrasana
Also recognized as the spine twisting pose, Ardha Matsyendrasana is a difficult pose and cannot be performed without continuous practice. However, once you become master to practice it, the pose offers enormous benefits to help the pancreas recover. It can regulate the bile and adrenaline secretion and is recommended in the diabetes management. It massages the kidneys, pancreas, small intestines, stomach, gall bladder and liver, helping to stimulate digestion and squeeze out toxins.

This yoga pose is good for diabetics as it is known to promote the functioning of the internal organs such as kidneys, pancreas, and the liver. This is asana is a forward seated bend posture as is performed by placing head on knees and reaching to toes. For its beneficiary effect, it should be repeated two or three times.

Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
This mysterious yoga provides wonderful benefits. This yoga is for parathyroid & thyroid glands which are positioned in the neck region. It increases the fresh blood supply to these glands due to the firm chin-lock in sarvangasana. Due to the ample supply of blood, the working efficiency of these glands is increased. These glands regulate carbohydrate, protein, vitamin and fat metabolism and thereby human cells use energetic compounds.

Halasana (Plough pose)
Halasana, the yoga for diabetes is best to perform after sarvangasana. It revitalizes pancreas and spleen and activates digestion by massaging all the internal organs. It improves kidney and liver functions and strengthens the abdominal muscles. As well, it rejuvenates the mind and regulates the thymus and thyroid gland.

Child Pose diabetes yoga
This diabetes yoga pose is a relaxation pose which is generally used to regularize the circulation after the Head Stand. This yoga posture also helps to relieve fatigue and stress, and calms the mind.

Shalabhasana (Locust posture)
This yoga is particularly effective for treating indigestion and acidity. In conjunction with the other two asanas, it aids the digestive system and supports the pancreas and the liver to tone up.

Baba Ramdev - Yoga for Diabetes (Madhumeh Ke Liye) video from Youtube:


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