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Easy Yoga Positions for Diabetes

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We’ve talked about yoga a bit on the resource thread Yoga Helps Me Stay Fit and although I haven’t actually tried yoga yet I’m still very interested.  (It’s just that I’m a major procrastinator.)  In any case, I came across this post on Diabetes Daily‚Äč about yoga positions for diabetes

I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical.  Not of yoga, but my thought was that yoga is the same for everyone, with or without diabetes.  However, this piece recommends some poses that can help increase insulin sensitivity and reduce stress.  Both of which really would help me better manage my diabetes.

Have a read, watch the instruction video at the end, and let me know what you think?  I’m excited to try these exercises and I love that she gave variations on the poses so I can find the most comfortable way for me.

posted Jun 19 in Conversation by KarenG (14,980 points)

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I like this video a lot--good instruction, lots of variations, emphasis on protecting back and knees. We do these poses in class and in lessons and I always feel calmer and stronger afterwards. Legs-up-the-wall is a pose I especially like for centering myself after a long day and relaxing my legs after exercise or long periods of standing. I find that my BG often drops after doing this pose, too. A teacher I know also says that when she doesn't have time to do a full yoga practice, some warm-ups and then 2 minutes in down dog is the next best thing!
answered Jul 28 by TortieGirl (3,790 points)
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