Exercises in general are helpful in many of the lifestyle diseases like Diabetes & Heart problems. Lack of exercise in general responsible for lifestyle diseases. In exercises, Yoga Asanas are recommended. They not only deal with the physical aspect of health but also with the mind. Diabetics can greatly benefit from doing Yoga Asanas.
Following is just an introduction to some asanas than can help in managing diabetes.
1. Surya Namaskar
Surya Namaskar is extremely beneficial for diabetic patients and even in general also. It gets your heart rate up and stretch your entire body. Surya Namaskar is an exercise and warm-up before you do any other asana/exercise/walk. Asana strengthens you body and aids in better absorption of insulin by the body. Surya Namaskar can also be called as Resistance Exercise as well.
This asana strengthens your abdominal muscles and helps in burning the visceral fat. This in turn reduces fatigue, constipation and manages pancreas. When your pancreas works well, the blood sugar automatically comes down aids in weight reduction.
This asana controls & helps in reducing blood pressure, and balances insulin levels. Can solve digestion problems, reduces headaches, anxiety & fatigue and calms the brain.
4. Viparita Karani
This asana is a stress buster, which a lot of patients suffering from Diabetes and Heart Disease want. Controlling blood pressure and reducing sugar levels is one of the many benefits this asana can give. Women especially can get many other benefits from this asana.
When ending you Yogi or Aerobic exercises this pose can be helpful to cool-down. Shavasana will give you relief from stress, lowers blood sugar and blood pressure, calming effect on mind and can help you enter a meditative state.
Above 5 Yoga Asanas will help you not just in Diabetes but also improve other health parameters. A certified Yoga instructor will guide in how to do these asanas in right way.