Best Yoga Poses to Control Diabetes
Diabetes has become one of the most common health conditions these days. However, regular exercising can help in controlling diabetes. Yoga, in particular, can help in reducing blood sugar levels, aid in weight loss and help in reducing stress, all of which can help in managing diabetes. Here are some yoga poses that can help to keep your diabetes under check.
Bow Pose or Dhanurasana
Lie on your stomach with your arms by your side and palms facing upwards. Bend your knees and hold your ankles. Lift your head and chest off the floor. Your body will look like a bow. Hold it for 30 seconds, but do not overstretch.
This pose helps in energizing your pancreas and intestines, thus controlling the blood sugar levels. It is also good for stomach and thyroid issues.
Bridge Pose or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Lie on your back with your knees bent. Keep your feet hip-width apart and your arms by your side with palms facing upwards. Press your feet and arms into the ground, and gently lift your hips up. Lift your spine and chest off the floor. Try extending the position until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Hold it for a few breaths.
Bridge pose helps to keep blood pressure and blood sugar levels in control. It also helps in relaxing your mind and improving digestion.
Plough Pose or Halasana
Lie on your back with your arms by your and palms facing downwards. Inhale and use your abdominal muscles to lift your feet off the ground. Slowly raise your legs to a 90-degree angle. Lift your hips and back off the ground by providing the support with your hands. Take your legs over your head, till the toes touch the ground. Hold for a few seconds.
This pose helps to stimulate the pancreas and thyroid gland, increases blood circulation, and improves the immune system.