Yoga for Diabetes

Yoga for diabetes includes postures and breathing exercises that are designed specifically to target and stimulate the pancreas. By improving blood flow to the pancreas, yoga postures for diabetes rejuvenate the organ’s cells and improve its ability to produce insulin for the body.

When beginning yoga for diabetes, it is important to start with simple asanas. Avoid heavy exertion and instead focus on smooth, even stretching and abdominal compressions.

Several poses that have been found to be especially effective for diabetes include:SN Mountain pose - Parvatasana

Downward dog/Parvatasana
Improves digestion and helps to alleviate high blood pressure.

Cobra/Bhujangasana
Helps to stimulate proper pancreatic function.

Head to knee/Janu sirshasana
Speeds blood flow to the liver and kidney, aids digestion and strengthens the pelvic floor muscles.

 Thuderbolt/Vadrasna
Improves digestion and strengthens the pelvis, and it helps alleviate high blood pressure.Triangle pose - Trikonasana (2)

Triangle/Trikonasana
Stimulates all your abdominal organs and aids in digestion. It’s particularly helpful in keeping kidneys healthy.

Half spinal twist/Ardha matsyendrasana
Massage and improve circulation to your internal organs. Some studies suggest that improved circulation, particularly to the pancreas, could help improve glucose sensitivity.

As always listen to your body and maintain an awareness on the breath. These yoga poses and many more can support you along with other lifestyle changes in relief for diabetic symptoms. Enjoy!