The diabetes affects in different ways up to 5% of the world population, with 12 million diabetics only in Western Europe.
In its different forms, the diabetes mellitus type II, non-insulin-dependent is probably the most common, followed by Type I diabetes
This disease also depends on environmental factors such as obesity, sedentary lifestyle and nutritional imbalances.
In this sense, the yoga has shown some beneficial results in the control of diabetes . The exercises of yoga that are prescribed to control it, are different from the exercise of Hatha yoga , because these are positions to treat certain diseases, as well as the meditation , relaxation and exercises stretching .
One of the studies carried out to control the diabetes was created by the Biomedical Yoga Foundation, founded in 1982 by the biochemist Robin Monro and an Indian yoga research foundation that discovered that if it is practiced for 30 minutes a day, in a month, it helps reduce blood glucose levels in people with diabetes .
Patients participated in one or two 90-minute sessions per week and were also asked to practice at home. Classes included specific exercises for spinal, arc and abdominal breathing .
At the end of the 12 weeks, blood sugar levels were significantly reduced in all patients in the yoga group and were slightly elevated in the group that did not join the sessions. exercise .
Three yoga students managed to reduce their medication, including a man who had not changed his medication regimen for 20 years.
It has been known for a long time that exercise is useful. The therapy of yoga can help reduce stress levels that could play a bad role in the diabetes .
However, a disadvantage is that some patients find it difficult to keep up with the pace needed to maintain this benefit. All the patients said that they would like to take these classes permanently, but they do not have enough time or money.
In addition to controlling the levels of blood sugar yoga also, stabilizes its moods , gives a greater sense of well-being and control and helps in the diet .