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In the present time , many people are becoming diabetic. We can say that  this is new fashion in the lifestyle industry to be a diabetic. Just joking but I really become disappointed when I see that young adults also have diabetes. In simple worlds, our modern lifestyle is responsible for this. The modern lifestyle have become a fashion symbol. If somebody doesn’t follow this modern lifestyle, we see him with bad eyes. Drinking alcohol, smoking, eating junk food, getting up late in the morning, going to bed late, parties at night, sedentary lifestyle are fashion symbols nowadays. And by following these, we show the society that we are modern. But nobody cares that one’s body is becoming home of diseases at early stage.All the best, keep doing this so that you can leave this world as early as possible. And all your pain and worries will be vanished. Before discussing how to cure diabetes through yoga or yogic management of diabetes, we have to understand what is diabetes?

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modern lifestyle causes diabetes
Modern Lifestyle

What is diabetes?

When glucose level(blood sugar) is too high in our blood , we call it diabetes. In our daily life, we have to different work and we need energy for every work. Even if you sitting but your internal organs like heart, lungs etc are working continuously. So your internal organs also need energy. The glucose in the blood is main source of energy. And you get this glucose from food.

Diabetes Test
Diabetes Test

But your body can not use glucose with its own for energy production. In our body, we have a gland pancreas. Pancreas produces a hormone Insulin. Insulin helps glucose get into your cells. And then glucose is used by cells(biological unit in the human body) for energy production.

Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough insulin. Sometimes your body doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.

Over time, glucose level in your blood  increases and we call that you are diabetic now.

What are the different types of diabetes?

The most common types of diabetes are type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes

In type 1 diabetes, pancreas does not produces insulin. Your immune system destroys beta cells of your pancreas.That is why, insulin is not produced by pancreas.

Although type 1 diabetes usually appears during childhood or adolescence, it can develop in adults.People  who have type 1 diabetes, they have to take insulin every day to stay alive.

Type 2 diabetes

In case of type 2 diabetes, the pancreas does not produces enough insulin or use it efficiently.

You can develop type 2 diabetes at any age, even during childhood. However, this type of diabetes occurs most often in middle-aged and older people. Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes

There are chances that pregnant women can have gestational diabetes. Usually, this type of diabetes goes away after the baby is born. However, if you’ve had gestational diabetes, you have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

Who is more likely to develop type 2 diabetes?

People who have family history of diabetes are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. If you are overweight, you have crossed the 45 years age, then you are also likely to develop type 2 diabetes. If you follow sedentary lifestyle, you don’t do any kind of physical activity then you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Your bad eating habits like eating too much junk food, using dairy products too badly can aggregate the problem.

What health problems can people with diabetes develop?

Over time, high blood glucose leads to problems such as

  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • kidney disease
  • eye problems
  • dental disease
  • nerve damage

Yogic management of diabetes / how to cure diabetes through yoga

While medical science claims that diabetes is incurable. But many studies shows that it responds well to yogic management. In clinical trials, it was found that newly diagnosed diabetics reduced their blood sugar level to normal levels. Those who were insulin dependent diabetics had been able to either discontinue insulin usage completely or had been able to reduce their insulin consumption. The newly diabetics are more likely control their blood sugar if they follow yogic lifestyle.

yoga for diabetes
Yoga for diabetes

The yogic practices tries to rejuvenate exhausted portions of pancreas. Yoga rejuvenate those areas of pancreas which don’t function efficiently. Yogic practices increases pranic energy in the body and in pancreas. And so insulin production is stimulated.

Rejuvenating the pancreas               

Yoga is not only practicing asana. There are many yogic practices which rejuvenate the pancreas. Asanas, pranyamas, shatkarmas, bandhas, nauli kriya stimulate pancreas to secrete the insulin. These yogic practices increases the diminished flow of blood to pancreas. And so pancreas rejuvenates.

Kujal kriya and laghoo sankhaprachalana removes toxins from the digestive tract or from the body. So these kriyas helps pancreas to resotre.

Yogic management  program for diabetes

Yogic management of diabetes (how to cure diabetes through yoga) includes asana(pose), pranayama(breathing exercises), shatkarma(cleansing practices),dhyana(meditation), It is recommended that diabetic patient should follow the yogic lifestyle. So it is best to stay in ashram. Because yogic lifestyle is strictly followed in ashram or in yoga school. It is important that diabetics undertake yoga therapy in conjunction with medical supervision. The progress in therapy can be objectively measured by serial assessment of blood and urinary sugar levels. This is especially important in the period of training when sugar levels begin to drop.

Yoga program for one month

The yoga program will vary individual to individual. Only one medicine or therapy can not fit to all. This is just a simple yoga program to treat diabetes. But the program can be modified according to individual condition. Here is a general program for diabetes management.

First Week

Asana:            Joint movements of ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, wrists, neck and head.

Pranayama:   Bhramari(humming bee sound), nadi sodhana(alternate nostril pranayama)

Shatkarma:    Jala Neti

Relaxation:     Abdominal breathing

Second Week

Asana:            Joint movements, surya namaskar(Sun salutation)

Pranayama:   Nadi sodhana, Bhastrika(20 to 30 breaths)

Shatkarma:    Jala Neti and Kunjal Kriya(cleansing of upper digestive tract)

Meditation:    Yoga Nidra

Third Week

Asana:            Few rounds of Surya namaskar according to capacity(sun salutation)

Pranayama:   Nadi sodhana with badhas(locks), Bhastrika(30 breaths) with bandhas, Sheetali, Sheetikari

Shatkarma:    Laghoo sankhprachalana(cleansing of lower digestive tract), kunjal, Neti

Meditation:    Yoga Nidra, Aum chanting for 20 minutes or more.

Fourth Week

Asana:            Few rounds of Surya namaskar according to capacity( Sun salutation), sarvangasana(shoulderstand), halasana(plough pose), matsyasana(fish pose), paschimottanasana(seated forward bend), ardha matsayendrasana(spinal twisting), mayurasana(peacock pose), bhujangasana(cobra pose)

Pranayama:   Nadi sodhana with badhas(locks), Bhastrika(30 breaths) with bandhas, Sheetali, Sheetikari

Shatkarma:    Laghoo sankhprachalana, kunjal, Neti

Meditation:    Yoga Nidra, Aum chanting for 30 minutes or more.

Further recommendations

Diet: A low carbohydrate, sugar free, natural vegetarain diet is recommonded. Don’t eat rice, potatoes. Reduce the intake of spices, oils and dairy products. Eat chapatis, leafy and watery vegetables more.

Exercise: Walking is also helpful in controlling diabetes.

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