These 6 Yoga Poses Will Help You Keep Diabetes Under Control

Updated at: Jan 29, 2018
These 6 Yoga Poses Will Help You Keep Diabetes Under Control

Get rid of diabetes with asanas that get rid of this disease and regain vitality in your life. Do Tadasana, Hashankasana, Majariasana, Gomukhasana, Shavasana, Mandukasan (Variation 1), Mandukasan (Variation 2) but know about their advantages and d

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YogaWritten by: Onlymyhealth Staff WriterPublished at: Jan 29, 2018


It is also known as ‘mountain-pose’.


  • Stand upright with your feet joined together
  • Heels and toes are touching one another
  • Arms must face downwards with the palms facing the thighs
  • Stand totally erect with your shoulders drawn back
  • Eyes looking straight ahead


  • It makes the back strong and straight
  • It also helps in bringing attentiveness to the mind


It is also known as the pose of the hare.


  • Be seated in vajrasaria and shut your eyes
  • Make hold of your right wrist with the left hand at the back
  • Breathe in, and then while breathing out, gradually curve the trunk in a forward direction so that the forehead relaxes on the floor
  • Be seated in the final position for a considerable period of time while inhaling generally
  • Now, go back to the vajrasaria while breathing in


  • This asana helps in toning the pelvic muscles
  • It also aids in relaxation of the sciatic nerves and normalizes the functioning of the adrenal glands.
  • It is a great asana for getting relief from constipation, sciatica and anger
  • It is advantageous for women who have an undersized pelvis and is very effective for eradicating sexual disorders in general


It is also known as the cat stretch pose.


  • Be seated in Vajrasana
  • Lift your buttocks and place yourself on the knees
  • At the same time, place both hands evenly on the floor in front of the body
  • Breathe in while lowering your spine and lifting your head up
  • Blow out air by lowering the head and by bending the spine
  • Yet again, lower the spine and lift up your head
  • Make sure that you’re keeping your arms in a straight line, without bending them
  • Perform 10 full rounds in total


  • This asana provides flexibility to your neck, shoulders and spine
  • It tenderly tones the female reproductive system and is exceptional for expecting women for up to 3 months
  • Women undergoing from menstrual indiscretions and leucorrhea will find respite from this asana
  • It can also be performed at the time of menstruation in order to get relief from cramps
  • The advantages of this asana are extremely beneficial if the tummy is constricted during exhalation


It is also known as the cow face pose.


  • Position yourself in a sitting posture
  • Now by folding your left leg, place your heels beside your right buttock
  • Now, comfortably fold your right leg over your left leg in a way that the right heel is touching the ground, beside the left thigh
  • Both your knees must be placed one over the other
  • Your left hand must be placed behind the back and the right arm should be placed over your right shoulder
  • Now carefully try to join both your fingers behind your back
  • By holding your head back, close your eyes
  • Now, repeat this whole asana in a reverse manner


  • This asana helps diabetics to deal with their backache and stiff shoulders
  • This asana is also advantageous in sciatica and aids in stimulating kidney


It is also known as “the dead bodies pose”.


  • Lie comfortably on your back with your arms on the side. Make sure your arms are in a straight line with your body and your palms are facing the ceiling
  • Now put your feet apart in a comfortable position and close your eyes
  • Now give some time to yourself in order to calm your body. Make sure you are not moving unnecessarily.
  • Let your breathing be usual
  • Be conscious of your inhalation and exhalation. Calculate the number of respirations: one in and one out and so on
  • Follow the counts for few minutes. If your brain begins to shift focus, take it back to the counting. This will aid in relaxing your mind and body
  • It is advised to continue this asana for a considerable period of time, the more, the better. However, initiate by doing this asana for at least one to two minutes


  • It aids in lightening up your entire body
  • This asana can also be performed to relax your body muscles soon after strenuous yoga exercises such as surya namaskar

Mandukasan (Variation 1)


  • Position yourself in Vajrasan. Close the fists of both your hands
  • Now fold your big finger inside while pressing the fists
  • Now by pressing your navel with both the fists, breathe out and bend in a forward direction. However, make sure you are looking straight
  • Hold yourself in this position for some time and return to Vajrasana position
  • Repeat this asana for 3 to 4 times


  • It helps in proper functioning of the pancreas which leads to the production of insulin in large quantities
  • It is a beneficial asana in curing diabetes
  • It also aids in healthy functioning of heart

Mandukasan (Variation 2)


  • Position yourself comfortably in vajrasana
  • Now place your left palm on the right palm while placing them on your navel
  • Press your palms inside your navel while breathing out. Make sure you are bending in a forward direction
  • Repeat this asana for 3 to 4 times


  • It helps in proper functioning of the pancreas which leads to the production of insulin in large quantities
  • It is a beneficial asana for curing diabetes
  • It also aids in healthy functioning of heart


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