Role Of Yoga In Managing Type II Diabetes

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Yoga Role of Yoga for Mangaging Type II Diabetes
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Be it for ultimate devotion of a chosen deity or for awakening the powerful Kundalini; for the realization of the ultimate truth or for controlling and harnessing the power of our mind; the applications of Yoga are myriad. Relieving stress, boosting health and alleviating diseases are perhaps the most desired benefits of Yoga in today’s world.

A lot has been said, written and claimed about the benefits of Yoga practice in individuals with Type II diabetes (T2D). Yoga- one of the most superior among holistic healing practices, is no doubt beneficial in improving health and quality of life in a number of lifestyle disorders, including T2D. Yoga not only helps in amending the metabolic imbalances of T2D, it also helps in enhancing the physical, mental and spiritual balance of an individual.

Is Yoga really beneficial in Type 2 Diabetes? Where is the proof?
The benefits of Yoga in Type 2 diabetes have been scientifically evaluated by many research scholars.  Their studies have provided us with valuable information regarding the nature, extent of benefits and also the limitations of Yoga practice in diabetics. Studies which compared Yoga practice with conventional exercise routines have concluded that Yoga practice has a definite edge over regular exercising, in improving the physical and clinical outcomes of Type 2 Diabetes.1

Research studies show that: 2,3,4,5

  • Yoga reduces oxidative stress i.e. damage caused by damaging free radicals to our tissues
  • Improves  glycemic control
  • Improves insulin sensitivity
  • Reduces BMI (Body Mass Index)
  • Improves blood pressure
  • Improves serum Lipid profile, lowers LDL and increases the beneficial HDL cholesterol
  • Reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • Improves wellbeing
  • Reduces anxiety and improves psychological health
  • Reduces mental stress

Yoga also improves blood circulation, stimulates all the vital organs, promotes healthy breathing, soothes the mind, balances our emotions and boosts positive energies.

Which Yoga Asanas/poses are beneficial for Type 2 Diabetes?
Yoga or Hatha Yoga includes a large number of Asanas or poses. Before we begin our Yoga practice, it is best to know the about Asanas which particularly help in Type 2 diabetes.

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One thought on “Role Of Yoga In Managing Type II Diabetes

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