YOGA FOR DIABETES


About Yoga for Diabetes


High levels of stress hormones raise blood sugar levels and trigger cravings for sugary foods, which boosts insulin resistance. 

Yoga, pranayama, meditation and mindfulness can be powerful ways to de-stress, which is what can make them a useful diabetes treatment. They offer ways of regulating blood sugar levels, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, improving insulin sensitivity, and reducing BMI. 

These practices can also benefit sufferers of diabetes emotionally – creating a calmer mind and a more relaxed body, alleviating depression, reducing anxiety, and improving the ability to cope.


What the clinical studies say


Yoga

  • Improves glycemic control 
  • Improves insulin sensitivity 
  • Improves nerve function 
  • Lowers blood pressure 
  • Lowers cholesterol 
  • Reduces BMI 
  • Stress reduction

Mindfulness

  •  Alleviates depression 
  • Improves ability to cope 
  • Improves glycemic control 
  • Lowers blood pressure 
  • Reduces anxiety Stress reduction