Yoga for Diabetes or Pre diabetes Management

New CDC report: More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes

Estimated age-adjusted prevalence of diagnosed diabetes by race/ethnicity and sex among adults aged ≥18 years, United States, 2013–2015

Conventional allopathic Management of Diabetes:

  1. Medicines

  2. Diet changes

  3. Exercise

  4. Lifestyle changes

    Upcoming workshop on Yoga for Diabetes management

Yogic Management of Diabetes

Yoga Therapy principles for Diabetes - Medicines can only help bring symptomatic relief and changes but yoga as an active therapy can bring about complete healing.

The latest scientific evidence suggests the potential role of yoga-based lifestyle modifications in the management of type 2 diabetes and its associated risk factors. It is suggested that psychoneuro-endocrine and immune mechanisms have holistic effects in diabetes control. Parasympathetic activation and the associated anti-stress mechanisms improve patients' overall metabolic and psychological profiles, increase insulin sensitivity, and improve glucose tolerance and lipid metabolism. Yoga practices such as cleansing processes, asanaspranayamamudrasbandha, meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation are known to reduce blood glucose levels and to help in the management of comorbid disease conditions associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus, resulting in significant positive clinical outcomes. -

By understanding the root cause (stress) of the disease itself, one can manage diabetes or even cure it completely as per Dr. Nagarathna, Chief yoga therapy consultant at SVYASA university, India. Stress is a psychological state of emotional reactivity in which the person has no control over the mind in general.

Following are the important aspects in the management of diabetes and how Yoga intervention works;

  • Reduce Stress - Cyclic Meditation, Pranayama, DRT, MSRT

  • Reduce Weight - Dynamic Practices followed by deep relaxation

  • Reduce cravings of food (sugar) - Mindful eating

  • Stimulate Abdominal organs - Asanas & Kriyas such as Forward bend, backward bend, twist, Agnisara Kriya, inversions

  • Improve Cardiovascular system (reduce risk of heart problems) - Dynamic Practices, Deep Relaxation, pranayama

  • Improve cellular respiration - Pranayama

  • Improve Quality of Life and Prevent complications (Neuropathy, nephropathy, etc) - Disciplined and mindful living (Jnana), acceptance and love (bhakti) and detached work (Karma Yoga)

Upcoming workshop by Dr Nagarathna.

Yoga Bharati participants who are actively taking yoga therapy sessions  and Sewa International SDM class participants get a discounted rate of $30.
Dr. Nagarathna Ram  MBBS, MD, FRCP (Edinburgh), FICA (USA)

Dr. Nagarathna Ram MBBS, MD, FRCP (Edinburgh), FICA (USA)

Yoga Bharati  participants who are actively taking yoga therapy sessions and Sewa International SDM class participants get a discounted rate of $30.

A Typical Yoga Intervention individualized workshop as below:

Induction and Orientation – We conduct a private or semi-private sessions to orient you towards our yoga practices and train you with modifications in the yoga practice to suit your health condition.

Group Yoga Classes – We have small size classes so we can give you the needed attention during the entire workshop, so you practice safely and that your practice is effective in providing optimum relaxation and rejuvenation.

Lifestyle Workshops – Our workshops on Ayurveda and holistic lifestyle provide deeper understanding of mind-body practices. We include education sessions on lifestyle modifications, various Complementary and Alternative Medicine options, their effectiveness, and the evidence available in helping address your health needs.  These sessions happen twice or thrice a year and our cancer participants will get this workshop for free.

Evaluation and Feedback – We constantly monitor your feedback and evaluate your changing condition and provide appropriate support during and after cancer therapy.

Home Practice kits – After closely following your needs, we will allow you to settle into the new lifestyle with group classes, before helping you take up your own practice and lifestyle at your home. This helps you to continue your lifestyle effectively.  Continuing to come to the group classes provides motivation for home practice. Yoga is for life, yogic lifestyle is for you to stay healthy and prevent diseases. A good habit takes time to inculcate, but has its rewards in plenty. We will help you!

Call 408-341-YOGA for details



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