Kill the devil of diabetes with siddhi mantra of yog sadhana

No More Diabetes

The increasing comforts decorated with invited stress and tension in search of matchless riches and other material gains have led the most of Indian people to ill health. We feel pride in keeping away from sweating and toiling hard. The result is, we grow fatty, lethargic, diseased and dependent on servants, assistants, other family members and ultimately on doctors & medicines.

Diabetes itself is the mother of several diseases and affects lungs, kidney, vision and skin adversely. It causes regular weight loss & weakness, impotency, joint pains, high blood pressure and heart strokes. The threat to humanity is that what to say of grown ups, even the youngsters are now suffering from the devil of diabetes. Balance your food and yoga workout and make diabetes an incident of the past.

Yes, only medicine, only exercise or only diet control is not going to help you in getting rid of diabetes. It requires a special combination of yogic kriyas (specially asanas and pranayama) and diet followed by yogic lifestyle that leads one to absolutely stress free, peaceful life. It is the practice of five Yama and five Niyama that lead us to perfect yogic lifestyle and make us a balanced man & a true religious personality. Our balance of mind gives us a fair vision and affects the glandular system leading to perfectly healthy life. Do not ‘try’ yoga but practice it with perfect devotion and regularity. You are sure to come out as a real winner. Here are a few asanas and the balanced diet selection for you.

Asanas

Paschimottanasana

Tones up your pancreas for better insulin

It tones and massages the pancreas, spleen, kidneys, liver, pelvis & adrenal glands and removes excess weight from hip joints and abdominal region. It cures disorders of the uro-genital system and stimulates the nerves and muscles of the spine and makes it more flexible and alive. Diabetes, menstrual disorders, liver, prolapse, colitis, kidney problems and bronchitis are cured with the regular and devoted practice of Paschimottanasana.

  1. Method

    Sit on your (asana) yoga - mat with legs outstretched, feet together, folded hands like prayer pose and spine straight but still relaxed. Inhale gently while lifting the arms over your head and bend forward slowly from the hips, sliding the hands down the legs and toes. Try to grasp the big toes with your fingers and thumbs. Hold the ankles or any part of legs within your reach if it is impossible. Try to bend forward gently without any jerk or force applied. Hold the position for a few seconds according to your capacity with relaxed back and leg muscles to develop more flexibility. Keep the leg straight at knee and try to bend the elbows and bring the trunk down towards legs and try to touch the knees with the forehead. Hold this position for as long as you find comfortable. Return to the starting position while inhaling and lifting your arms over your head. Resume the prayer pose and relax with your palms placed on floor behind your back and spine perfectly at ease. Beginners may practice 3 to 5 rounds.

  2. Breathing

    Inhale while lifting your arms upward and exhale gently while bending forward. Breathe slow and deep in final position or retain the breath out if holding for a short duration. Keep your awareness at relaxation of the back muscles or at the slow and rhythmic breathing practice. This asana is strictly prohibited for people suffering from slipped disc or sciatica.

Matsyendrasana

Promises to keep you beyond the approach of Diabetes

To be practiced with different names Matsyendra, Ardh Matsyendra or even Quarter Matsyendra according to the physical condition and acceptability of the practitioner, massages the abdominal organs and regulates the secretion of adrenaline and bile. It is strongly recommended in yogic management of diabetes. It is also used for relief in cervical spondylitis, constipation, colitis, menstrual and urinary disorders under special observation. Matsyendrasana simultaneously stretches the muscles on one side of the back and abdomen while contracting the muscles on the other side. This way it relieves lumbago and muscular spasms and checks vertebrae to develop osteophytes.

  1. Method

    Be calm at mind with (Porna Manoyogeh) complete mental presence and sit on your asana with legs spread in front of your body. Fold the left leg and bring the foot closer to right buttock. Fold the right leg and place the right foot flat on floor on outside of the left knee. Toes of the right foot should face forward. Now place the left arm against the outside of the right leg. Grip the right foot or ankle with left hand and maintain the right knee close to the left armpit. Sit straight and lift the right arm in front of the body and twisting to the right move the arm, trunk and head to right side and bending the right elbow rest the back side of palm around back of the left side of waist. Reverse the movements to come out of the asana and repeat on the other side.

  2. Breathing

    Inhale while twisting the trunk and breathe deeply and slowly without strain in final position and hold your awareness on keeping the spine straight and on movement of the abdomen created by the rhythmical breath. Inhale while returning to the starting position. Increase the holding time up to 30 breaths and practice once on each side.

  3. Precautions

    People suffering from peptic ulcer, hyperthyroidism or hernia should practice it under special observation and pregnant women should avoid this Matsyendra asana.

Chakrasana

Chakrasana is beneficial to digestive, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, glandular systems and effects all hormonal secretions. Even the Pancreas is deeply touched with this asana leading the diabetic men to perfect health, happiness and longevity. It relieves many gynecological disorders and makes the body of its practioner fit and flexible. Besides being a popular remedy to diabetes it makes the arms and wrists strong, hair healthy, face charming and adds lot of energy and mental peace to us.

  1. Method

    Ensure that the mat does not slip and lie down on your back folding the knees with heels touching the buttocks. Place the palms on floor beside your head fingers pointing towards the shoulders.

    Now inhale and raise the body up making an arch as high as possible on your spinal column. Gradually practice moving the arms and feet still closer to each other and allow your head hand between the straight arms. Maintain perfect pose as long as possible. Rest the head on floor and then lower the rest of body repeating the process three times.

  2. Breathing

    Inhale in the starting position. Hold your breath while rising your body up. Breathe rhythmical in the final position and exhale after lowering the body.

Sarvangasana

In yoga therapy Sarvangasana is the cure to diabetes, asthma, colitis, impotence, thyroid disorders, prolapse, hydrocele, leucorrhoea, menopause and menstrual problems. Rhythmic abdominal breathing during this asana applies a soothing massage on abdominal organs and releases the normal gravitational pressure from anal muscles and gives ample blood supply to heart, face & brain and tones the legs and reproductive organs. Pressing the chest against the chin (Jalandhara Bandha) stimulates the thyroid gland and works wonderfully to balance the digestive, reproductive, circulatory, nervous and endocrine systems besides supplying enriched blood flow to the brain tranquilizing the mind, relieving headache, stress tension, anxiety and fear. Its work on parathyroid gland blesses us with normal growth and regeneration of bones and prevents calcification in joints. The stimulated thymus gland boosts up the immune system. Ailments related to urinary bladder, uterus, painful and irregular menstruation, and even piles and hernia can be cured with practice of Sarvangasana in a proper way. The increasing circulation in nerves passing through the neck to brain revitalizes the ears, eyes and tonsils and prevents various ear, nose and throat ailments. It may be practiced twice a day under observation.

  1. Method

    Lie on your back on your yoga mat. Keep the head and spine aligned with straight legs and feet put together. Palms firm on floor besides the thighs. Inhale deep and raise the legs to vertical position with the support of arms. Press the palms and arms on the floor to roll the buttocks and spine quite smoothly off the floor. Rise the trunk also to a vertical position. Support your back with palms placed behind the ribs. Push the chest gently forward till it presses firmly on the chin. Maintain the elbows shoulder width apart. Ensure that the body is vertical with feet together and in a straight line with the trunk, supported by the shoulders, neck and back of the skull. See that the arms continue to balance, the feet are relaxed and the chest rests against your chin. Continue to look at the top of your toes. Hold the final position for a few seconds only in the beginning and increase the time gradually to 3 to 5 minutes. On your way back maintain your legs straight at knees and bring feet towards your head. Remove the hands from your back slowly and bring them besides your thighs with palms down.

  2. Breathing

    Retain breath inside while lifting your legs & rolling the buttocks and spine and while coming back to starting point. Practice slow deep abdominal breathing when you reach the final position. Lower each vertebrae of the spine gradually to the floor followed by buttocks to resume their vertical position. Hold the knees straight and bring the legs to the floor gently.

    Relax in lying position on your back till the heartbeat and respiration is normalized.

  3. Precautions

    This asana is prohibited for people suffering from heart diseases, high blood pressure, thrombosis, slipped disc, cervical spondylitis, enlarged thyroid, spleen or liver. It is restricted during menstruation or advanced stage of pregnancy.

Halasana

Halasana is ideally practiced immediately after Sarvangasana.

  1. Method

    Now to begin Halasana, keep the feet together and straight at knees while lowering the feet slightly over the head from Sarvangasana position until the toes touch the floor but do not force the toes to touch the floor. Remove the arms from their position behind the back to rest them on the floor with palms facing down and placed firm on floor. Keep the body relaxed while lowering the legs over the head.

    In cases where Sarvangasana is not recommended yoga enthusiast may practice Halasana starting from lying position. Lift both legs using the abdominal muscles. Try to lower the toes to floor above your head maintaining your legs straight at knees.

    Maintain this posture beginning from 10 to 15 seconds and add a little per week till it reaches ten minutes duration. Breathe in while returning to starting position by lowering the back slowly till the hips touch the ground and the legs reach at right angle. Maintain weight on abdominal muscles and bring the legs gently to starting position with knees straight.

  2. Breathing

    Inhale and retain breath while lifting both legs using the abdominal muscles. Continue a gentle, rhythmic breathing without holding the breath when you hold the final position.

  3. Precautions

    This asana is risky to those who suffer from hernia, slipped disc, sodalities, high blood pressure and sciatica. So seek expert advice before making an attempt to Halasana.

  4. Benefits

    This asana is very close to Sarvangasana and is used in yoga therapy as a cure to asthma bronchitis, urinary tract, hepatitis and menstrual disorders. It strengthens the abdominal muscles, tones up the spinal nerves, relieves spasms in the back muscles and improves blood circulation. It also regulates the metabolic rate and stimulates the thymus and thyroid gland. It relieves constipation and dyspepsia and tones up the digestive system. The diaphragm moment gives a moderate massage to all internal organs at stomach and adds a lot to the vitality of spleen and suprarenal glands. Halasana is a wonderful asana to tone up the liver and kidney function.

Risk Free Herbal Diet

Balanced diet has its vital role in controlling diabetes through yog sadhana. We ought to eat for health and not only for taste. Here are some herbal eatables to be included in your daily meals.

  • Black wheat (Mithi): It will be convenient to take two spoon Methi powder empty stomach with water. It can control even the blood sugar also.
  • Bitter gourd (Karela): Take 15 mg Karela juice mixed in 100 mg water. Take it thrice a day for continuous three months. Boiled Kerala has proved more effective.
  • Black berry(Jamun): It is also a traditional medicine. Its fruit, seed, skin or juice can be taken as special medicine. It is a very short seasonal fruit so its seeds must be preserved for consumption when the fruit is not available. Jumbolin, a special element in Jamun can convert starch into sugar. Take 3 grams of Jamun seed powder three to four times a day. Even mango a fruit prohibited by doctors, being a high sugar fruit, can be taken with Jamun with no risk.
  • Amla: Fresh Amla juice mixed with honey is a wonderful medicine for diabetes. It improves the vision also. It may be consumed as sauce also with your regular meals.
  • Honey: It is an energy food recommended by Ayurveda for cure of diabetes.
  • Grams (Chana): It is a sugar free protein rich diet. Taking tasty and flavored chapatti of grams continuous for 10 days will control urinary sugar level. It can be taken in raw form at breakfast also.
  • Mushroom: is a starch free protein rich vegetable so a blessing to diabetic people whereas Tomato controls the passing of sugar in urine.
  • Wheat plant juice: It is known as green blood. Consume the juice of 30 to 40 plants of about 8 inch height twice a day. You may prepare it at home. Use of raw papaya, cucumber and Loki is also wonderfully effective in diabetes.

Yog sadhna and recommended herbal diet with care free mind and positive attitude will make your diabetes an incident of past.

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