Teaching Yoga for Students with Diabetes

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Teaching Yoga for Students with Diabetes

yoga teacher trainingBy Kimaya Singh

Many graduates of Yoga certification courses tend to think that all of their students will be healthy. When one begins teaching classes it becomes obvious that Yogic methodology was created to relieve the suffering of mankind.

Asana practice is known to be a way to get in shape physically as well as enhance moods. Many people do it to help ease joint pain and reduce anxiety. But recent studies have shown that it can also help people with diabetes. There is definitely something to the mind-body connection aspect of Yoga that can help to improve a number of conditions that ail us, both physically and mentally. And although diabetes is a serious disorder that can wreak havoc on a person’s body, it’s good to know that there are options like Yoga available in order to help you manage it.

Diabetes is a serious condition. Doctors believe that genetics, diet, and other environmental factors may contribute to the disease. Many people who are diagnosed with it are overweight and may have other health issues as well. Sometimes it can be treated with diet and exercise, but some people may need to rely on insulin injections. Whichever form the disease takes, Yoga training may be able to reduce some of the wear and tear diabetes causes on the body. Eating right and getting the right amount of exercise can go a long way toward improving your health, even if you have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Building muscle and reducing fat cells is just one of the ways that Yoga can make your body stronger. Devoting time on a regular basis to practicing asana can often have many restorative effects on your body. Many people notice higher energy levels, the ability to sleep better, and even weight loss. Those are all positive factors that can influence other areas of your life as well.

Although the thought of beginning a Yoga training session can be daunting to some people, there’s no doubt that it can be a great habit to get into. Some of the poses might seem a little difficult at first, but rest assured that there are modifications for most poses that can make them easier to attain. The important thing to remember is that Yoga can help to improve your health and your outlook. It often contributes to a positive mindset that allows us to move forward with confidence. Yogic methodology is definitely not a “cure all” treatment, but it has shown to have significant and positive effects on many of the ailments that we suffer from, even diabetes. 

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2 Comments

  1. Masud Parvez August 19, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Yogic methodology brings significant and positive effects on many of the ailments that we suffer from, even diabetes. Thanks for posting this valuable article.

  2. Mary Wilson August 19, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Yoga can help to improve our health and our outlook, regular basis to practicing yoga asana can help to manage diabetes. Thanks for nice sharing.

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