By Jesús Bonilla “Tanumânasî” [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
1. Kapalbhati is one of the best options for a diabetic. If a diabetic person practices this technique regularly, then certainly he can get his disease controlled. This is a very effective form of pranayama. Sit down on the floor in a comfortable cross-legged position. Take a deep breath and then exhale quickly, making a sound. Always remember while doing Kapalbhati, you have to forcefully and quickly exhale and slowly and deeply inhale. Continue doing this for 10 times and then release. This works as a blessing for diabetics and helps in controlling the disease.
2. Anulom-Vilom is another way of treating this disease. Anulom Vilom is also known as alternate nasal breathing. Here, you have to close the right nostril and inhale with the left nostril. Then immediately close left nostril and exhale with the right nostril. In this way try breathing slowly and deeply by changing the nostrils.
All the 3 types of pranayama help in de-stressing and treating this disease. Asanas are also effective and the best options for treating diabetes. To learn Mandukasan in the simplest way, just follow the steps given below:
3. Mandukasan: Sit down on the floor in Vajrasana position. Now make fists of both your hands and place them on your stomach in such a way that the joint comes on the navel. Press both the fists against your abdomen. Now try to touch the ground with your forehead. Try bending downwards as much as you can. Hold this position for 20 seconds and then release.
4. Ardha Matsyendrasana: Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Bend your knees, put your feet on the floor and then slide your left foot under your right leg. Lay the outside of the left leg on the floor. Step the right foot over the left leg and stand it on the floor outside your left hip. Press right hand against the floor just behind your right buttock, and set your left upper arm on the outside of your right thigh near the knee. The right knee will point directly up at the ceiling. Here, you have to exhale & turn towards the inner side of your right thigh. Remain in this position for about 30 seconds & then release. Try doing this the other way too.