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Best yoga poses for diabetes and heart patients

Exercise, especially low impact exercise like yoga, are recommended for people with diabetes. Here are some yoga asanas for diabetes and heart patients:

Written by Longjam Dineshwori | Updated : March 9, 2020 8:20 AM IST

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Many people with diabetes have high blood pressure, which leads to greater complications. Stress, and obesity are other common factors in diabetic patients. People with diabetes should follow a healthy lifestyle to keep their blood pressure and weight under control, as well as reduce stress. By healthy lifestyle, we mean regular exercise and a balanced diet. Exercise, especially low impact exercise like yoga, are recommended for people with diabetes. Practising yoga regularly can help keep your blood pressure down, improve glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity and lower blood glucose. Yoga helps reduce the risk of heart disease. Yoga improves your heart health in a number of ways. It calms the nervous system and reduces disease-causing inflammation. Here are some yoga asanas for diabetes and heart patients:

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Breathe in, breathe out: Breathing is a great way to control your anxiety, stress or emotions. Doctors agree too. How to do it- Sit up straight and close your eyes. Then slowly inhale and feel the breath going from your abdomen to your head. Reverse the same process through exhaling. When you feel stressed, do this for five minutes a day. It will help you feel relaxed, stay calm and more focused. Also Read - Yoga Asanas To Boost Digestion

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Paschimottanasana

Seated forward bend: It helps lower blood pressure and promote weight loss. In addition , this pose is known to relieve anxiety, headache, and fatigue.

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Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana): This pose can help calm your nervous system, reduce your stress levels, and lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels. It can also open the hips and stretch the inner thighs.  Also Read - Arka To Jati: 10 Remarkable Benefits Of These Herbs And Leaves

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Sarvangasana-Shoulder-Stand-Pose

Sarvangasana: Also known as the shoulder stand, this pose promotes blood circulation towards your face, which helps improve skin texture and quality. It can also help get your skin rid of pimple, acne, wrinkles and dullness.