Diabetes is a disease of disturbed carbohydrate metabolism. It
may be caused by various factors like low pancreatic
activity, hypothyroidism or lack of exercises, or excessive
intake of carbohydrate etc.
To treat it naturally, you need to go under
detoxification plan for 10-15 days after each 45 days.
Secondly consult a dietician for a diet chart. Walk for 30
min and do yogic exercises along with pranayam (breathing
exercises), relaxation, and meditation.
The program mentioned should be used in conjunction with
the usual medical treatment and for benefits to show should
be followed for 3-6 months. Many of the asans are
experienced level ones since they work deepest on the
pancreas. Beginners should work through all the simpler
asans for some months first, before attempting the
These may be learnt by an experienced yoga practitioner.
These techniques free the body of all morbid matter, the
birth place of disease. The practices useful in diabetes
Kunjal (stomach wash)
Shankaprakshalan (Washing of intestinal tract)
Yoga Asans (positions) to manage diabetes
It is important not to feel strained during the
asans. Do bending and stretching, only to the limit your
body allows. With the regular practice of asans the body
shall become supple and you shall be able to perform the
asnas properly. Also it is important to relax in between
asans by doing corpse pose. One should be ware of his
breathing throughout the practice of asans.
pawanmuktasans-Toe bending, Ankle bending, Ankle
rotation, Ankle crank, Knee bending, Half butterfly, Hip
rotation, Full butterfly, Hand clenching, Wrist bending,
Wrist rotation, Shoulder rotation, Neck series, Leg
raising, Leg cycling, Leg lock pose, Boat pose, Shoulder
pose -I, Side twists, Universal spinal twist, Rowing the
boat pose, Churning the mill pose, Squat and rise pose,
Salute pose, Air releasing pose, Thunderbolt pose, Tiger
pose, Child pose(sitting).
pose -II, Camel pose, Sun salutation done slowly, Back
stretching pose, Cobra pose, Bow pose, Cow's face pose,
Half spinal twist, Plough pose.
The breathing exercises
which should be followed after the practice of asans.
The exercises to be done are:
Alternate nostril breathing
Bellows breath and
Full yogic breathing
Relaxation & Meditation
Yoga nidra should be done
daily. Also you should practice meditation (chanting of
Diet For Diabetics
It is important for diabetics to do some lifestyle
changes. Snacking between meals and excessive intake of
sugar should be limited. A practice of high quality diet
with regular balanced meals should be developed. For
guidance about the diet, you should consult a dietician
who will be able to make a food plan suited to your
tastes and the availability of vegetables and other
foods in your local area.
An example of a diet plan for diabetes is as
RISING: A glass of lukewarm water with freshly
squeezed lemon juice.
BREAKFAST: Any fresh fruit juice (except banana,
chiku, and mango) a small quantity of whole meal bread
with butter and 1 cup of fresh milk.
Bread or chapati (made
of wheat, bengal gram, soyabean, barley, or maize)
Salads consisting of carrots, cucumber, radish or cabbage.
Boiled Vegetables: Except potato, arbi, zimitcand, and jackfruit.
- 50-100gm of cheese.
4-5PM): A glass of fresh fruit or vegetable juice.
As of lunch.
TIME: A glass of warm milk.
Sweets, excess spicy, tinned or processed food, cold
drink, alcohols, rice.
PREGNANCY AND DIABETES
Diabetes can pose a serious problem for a pregnant
woman. The risks could vary from premature labour to
urinary tract infection, elevated blood pressure to
possibility of delivery by caesarean section. The risks
to the baby can be that he is extraordinarily large and
fat leading to a difficult birthing, increased risk of
congenital abnormality, low blood sugar at birth or
In the second and third trimesters of pregnancy the
insulin requirement of the mother increases by 2 to 3
times. Most of the women can fulfill this need, however
if unable to do so, leads to what is known as
When pregnant, those with Diabetes Mellitus or those
with Gestational Diabetes, must pay more attention to a
quality an a balanced diet. To keep blood sugar levels
manageable, diabetics sometimes need to eat top up foods
in -between meals. This is not to be confused with
snacking for reasons of fluctuating appetite, emotional
needs or just the result of a disordered life.
These in - between meals should be high quality,
easily assimilated ingredients and should be well
balanced for your need as well as the baby's. Yogis
therapeutic management of diabetes over many years has
shown that, in conjunction with specific yoga practices,
the more a diabetic can regularize their meals and their
energy output, the less in-between meals will be
required. The same principle applies to the pregnant
woman, with or without gestational diabetes.
The program (general) mentioned above is valid for
those pregnant women who had diabetes pre-existent to
program for pregnant women with gestational diabetes
is as follows:
Toe bending, Ankle
bending, Ankle rotation, Ankle crank, Knee bending, Half
butterfly, Hip rotation, Full butterfly, Hand clenching,
Wrist bending, Wrist rotation, Shoulder rotation, Neck
series, Leg raising, Leg cycling, Cat stretch pose,
Shoulder pose, Lion pose, Universal spinal twist.
Full yogic breathing,
Humming breath, Alter nostril breathing (stages 1&2).
Yoga nidra should be
practiced daily. Also meditation (Om Chanting) should be