How Yoga and Pranayama Reduce diabetes


Diabetes seems to have taken over the world. Many people are being diagnosed with this disease. Physicians recommend a strict diet, several exercises, yoga and pranayama as a cure to this disease. Yoga brings down high blood sugar levels and controls stress, to a great extent. On the other hand, pranayama purges blood and fills the internal system with energy, As a result, the entire skin starts glowing when a diabetes patient does Pranayama.

Now, it is time we discuss how both yoga and pranayama reduce diabetes.

 Benefits of Pranayama:

Diabetes needs to be nipped in the bud. Otherwise, it may severely damage the heart, nerves and kidney. Different types of Pranayama are effective in curing diabetes. So, here is an insight to the different types of Pranayama and how they affect diabetes:

  1. Kapalbhati Pranayama:
  2. It is the best form of Pranayama to combat blood sugar.

    It prevents the blood sugar level from shooting up and is a substitute for medicines. It naturally enhances the way pancreas works, to produce sufficient insulin. It boosts metabolism and the immune system. Last, but not the least, it helps burn belly fat.

  3. Anulomvilom Pranayama:
  4. Stress and depression are two main causes leading to diabetes, nowadays. AnulomVilom Pranayama is helpful in curing stress, tension and depression. People just need to practice it for five minutes to calm down their body and mind. It also boosts positive energy in the body and eliminates toxins.

  5. Bhastrika Pranayama:
  6. Etymologically, the word “Bhastrika” means bellows. Bhastrika Pranayama involves fully inhaling and exhaling. The resulting hissing sound resembles blowing of bellows. Regular practice of this pose strengthens the immune system and keeps several diseases at bay. This form of Pranayama is strongly recommended for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease, paralysis and depression. This form of Pranayama rejuvenates the body and keeps thyroid at bay. However, diabetes patients are required to do this under medical supervision, on an empty stomach.

Different types of Yogas in curing Diabetes:

Yogasana may be of different types. Let us find out how the different types of yogas are beneficial to curing diabetes.

  1. Mandukasana Yoga Pose:
  2. This Yogic posture is most effective in curing type 2 diabetes. It regulates pancreas to control sufficient insulin. Once the human body starts producing enough   insulin hormone and lesser sugar naturally, the dependence on medicines reduces.

  3. Balasana Child Pose:
  4. Etymologically, the word “Balasana” means “child’s pose.” It keeps high blood sugar levels in check in diabetes patients.

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