Yoga for Diabetes

11 Poses to Try

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

This restorative inversion allows for relaxation. This helps lower stress levels, which may in turn help lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels. It can also help relieve headaches, boost energy, and increase circulation.

– hamstrings – pelvic muscles – lower back – front torso – back of the neck

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Reclining Bound Angle Pose

This is a restorative pose that can help calm your nervous system. This pose can also help reduce your stress levels, which may help lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

– adductors – groin muscles – pelvic muscles – psoas

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Seated forward bend

This pose is a therapeutic forward bend. In addition to lowering blood pressure and promoting weight loss, this pose may help relieve anxiety, headache, and fatigue.

– pelvic muscles – erector spinae – gluteus maximus – gastrocnemius

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Supported shoulderstand

This inversion may help improve circulation and stimulate the thyroid gland. It can also help calm the mind and relieve stress.

– rectus abdominis – trapezius – rotator cuff – quadriceps

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Plow pose

This inversion may help stimulate the thyroid gland, increase circulation, and reduce stress. Its therapeutic effects may also help relieve backache, headache, and insomnia.

– rotator cuff – hamstrings – trapezius – spinal extensors

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