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5 Simple Everyday Yoga Asanas to Cure Diabetes

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015 India had 69.2 million people living with diabetes. With its increasing prevalence, diabetes has become a modern epidemic. It is caused when one’s blood cells don’t respond to the insulin produced. And without enough insulin, the sugar in the blood is unable to reach the body’s cells, thus accumulating in the blood. The excess in glucose in blood causes health problems over time.

Lack of concentration, excessive urination and high blood pressure are some of the symptoms that accompany diabetes. Yoga helps improve the blood circulation in one’s body, and is an excellent medium of combating stress which is a major cause for diabetes, thus helping keep the glucose levels down. To manage diabetes the natural way, here 5 everyday Yoga asanas that you can practice:

Vajrasana (Diamond Pose) –

Vajrasana helps solve stomach related issues and improves its digestive function. It also increases the blood flow to the pancreas by stimulating its cells.

Balasana (Child Pose) –

Best done in the morning when you’re fresh, it helps calm and de-stress the body by reducing the heart rate. It improves your breathing and the blood circulation within your body.

Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose) –

This asana helps relieve stress in the back and does wonders in improving blood circulation. It also helps calm your mind by reducing anxiety and depression.

Chakrasana (Wheel Pose) –

Chakrasana involves stretching your vertebral column in order to increase the oxygen intake, helping manage stress, rejuvenating the pancreas and improving the blood flow to your heart.

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) –

A brilliant stress buster,  frequent practice of Dhanurasana opens up your shoulders, chest and neck, removing trapped stress, as well as revitalizing and energizing the pancreas and the heart.

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