Yoga for Diabetes: Does it work?

Yoga Poses to tackle Diabetes better.


Yoga can do more than just relax your body and mind, especially if you're diabetic. Many experts recommend yoga as it helps reduce complications like heart disease.


Researches found that yoga can significantly help to manage type 2 diabetes. They also concluded that it had positive improvement on blood sugar levels and lipid levels.


This restorative inversion allows relaxation. It helps lower blood sugar and blood pressure. It also relieves headaches, boost energy and increase circulation.

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose


Reclining Bound Angle Pose

This pose calms your nervous system, reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels. This also stimulates abdominal organs, kidneys and bladder.


Seated forward bend

This is a therapeutic forward bend pose. Along with lowering blood pressure and promoting weight loss, it also helps relieve anxiety, headache and fatigue.


Supported shoulderstand

This inversion helps increase circulation and stimulate the thyroid gland. It also helps calm the mind and relieve stress.


Plow pose

This pose also stimulates the thyroid gland and reduces stress. It also relieves backache, headache and insomnia.


Upward-Facing Dog

This stimulating backbend requires a lot of muscular strength. This also stimulates abdominal organs. It helps lower blood pressure and promote weight loss.


Bow Pose

This backbend opens up your chest and stimulates abdominal organs. This helps lower blood sugar levels along with relieve constipation and respiratory ailments.


Half Lord of the Fishes Pose

This twisting pose stimulates abdominal organs, which helps lower blood sugar.  It also helps improve digestion and boost your energy.


Supine spinal twist

This restorative twisting also stimulates abdominal organs. This pose further alleviates pain and stiffness in spine, back and hips.


Child’s Pose

This resting pose encourages relaxation, which help promotes the production of insulin-producing beta cells. It also helps relieve back, neck pain, stress and fatigue.


Corpse Pose

This restorative pose lowers blood pressure, relax the body and calm mind. It also relieves headache, fatigue and insomnia. It's traditionally done at the end of a session.


Practicing yoga regularly can help manage your diabetes. If you're new to yoga, talk to your doctor before so they can walk you through potential risks and what you need to avoid.