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Yoga for Diabetes
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Yoga for Diabetes Yogic exercises can help with diabetes. A daily yoga routine of breathing exercises, meditation and poses, can enhance digestion and help the pancreas and liver function more normally, regulating blood sugar levels.

The following exercise can be useful for diabetic patients:
Stand with your feet spread shoulder-width apart. Bend forward, with your hands on your knees. Then exhale through your mouth. When your breath is gone, close your throat so that no air will enter your lungs. Now expand your chest, as if breathing, and suck in your abdominal muscles tightly, forming a hollow space. As you do so, try to relax your muscles. Stay in this position until you need to breathe, then relax and inhale slowly.

Now go into abdominal pumping. Release the muscles so that your stomach returns to its normal position, then suck in the abdominal muscles again. Pump your abdomen in and out until you need to breathe. Release slowly and breathe normally. Repeat the entire exercise three times.

Because of the impact of these exercises on the circulatory system, don't do them during menstruation or pregnancy, after surgery, if you are bleeding or if you have heart disease or high blood pressure.

Yoga Asanas Useful for Diabetes:
  • Peacock Pose
  • Sun Salutation
  • Locust Pose
  • Leg Lift
  • Chest-Knee Pose
Advice:
Be sure to get advice from a trained teacher. When you have a backache, you should not do any yoga postures without expert guidance. This is especially true if your pain comes from a slipped disk.

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