People suffering from Diabetes can gain comfort and better physical function by incorporating healthy practices into their routine. Yoga exercise has been known to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose levels. Yoga breathing techniques can be used to help relax the sympathetic nervous system, which aids in healthy endocrine gland function.
Breathing and poses also aid in pancreatic function. Some key yoga moves to consider are poses that switch back and forth between asanas that contract specific areas of the abdomen and asanas that relax those areas. Blood flow and oxygen are increased due to stimulating the pancreatic activity in this manner. Once you become more active your body will want or crave for more nutritious food that it needs to sustain your activities. Yoga can be a healthy contributor to preventing or relieving some physical symptoms of diabetes.
Yoga can help with stress prevention, which can also help with a diabetic condition especially if one is an emotional eater. Stress can cause an increase in blood pressure and cholesterol impacting one’s diabetic condition quite negatively. Having a calm mind and body with the practice of yoga/mediation can have a tremendously positive impact on the quality of someone’s emotional and physical well-being.
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