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International Yoga Day: These Are By Far The Best Yoga Asanas To Keep Your Diabetes Under Control

Yoga Day 2018: High sugar levels in your blood can be controlled with simple yogic asanas and mindful breathing practices.

International Yoga Day: These Are By Far The Best Yoga Asanas To Keep Your Diabetes Under Control

International Yoga Day: Yoga postures can be helpful in controlling diabetes, know how

International Yoga Day 2018 will be celebrated on 21st June. International Yoga Day is celebrated to bring awareness amoung people about the importance and effects of yoga on the health of people. Do you have high blood sugar that prevents you from eating your favorite sweets? Fret not, some simple yoga poses can help you satisfy your cravings. Yoga, an ancient disciple of the mind, body and soul can cure a lot of your health problems. Be it hair loss, muscle pain, upset stomach, sleeplessness or as in this case, diabetes, this science of mindful breathing and athletic poses can bring you good health, if you practice it regularly. Diabetes, characterized by insulin resistance that leads to too much sugar in the blood can effectively be controlled by yoga because yogic asanas can regulate the blood and energy flow in the body, decreasing stress and improving fasting blood glucose levels. Very high diabetes can lead to problems in vision, nerve damage and even kidney failure.

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Here are 4 yoga postures you should try to keep your diabetes under control.

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1. Kapalbhati Pranayama

This form of breathing re-energizes brain cells and stimulates the digestive system. To so the asana, sit with legs folded and spine straight. Inhale. When you exhale, consciously try to pull your stomach in as far as it can reach. Then inhale again. Do this 20 times for good effect.

2. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

Lie on your back on a mat, with your legs folded at your knees and risen up. Now press the heels down into the mat and lift the tailbone up so the hips and lower back are off the mat. Brings your hands to your heels and clasp each ankle with each hand, however make sure your elbows remain straight. Lie in this pose for 40 seconds and then repeat.

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3. Balasana

Also called the child's pose, to do this asana, sit down on the mat with your legs folded under you and heels facing the back. Now bring your head down and aim to touch the mat. Your belly should be on top of your thighs. Next, stretch your hands forward, touching the front area of your mat, palms facing downward. Hold the pose for as long as you can.

4. Vrikshasana

To do this asana, first stand straight on a mat. Now lift your left foot off the ground and place the feet on the inside of your right knee. Your right feet will be flat on the ground. Next life your hands by your side and hold them straight over your head, bringing the palms together to form a prayer pose. Hold for 40-60 seconds and then repeat with other leg. 

Happy International Yoga Day!

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