"I am sharing this message to diabetic patients that are looking for a different path to health. This is a sensitive topic for me as my father has suffered from diabetes the majority of my life. I have had to see him in and out of doctor’s offices, suffer from ulcers and wounds that take years to heal. I want to share this information to help lead people into a healthier life style."
- Stephanie Lacaria
For people suffering from Type 1, and Type 2 diabetes, Diet, exercise and a positive attitude are key factors in achieving a healthier lifestyle.
Yoga has many faces and with this makes it easy to adapt to a verity of individuals. Being mindful of some limitations, yoga caters to an individual and their needs, physically and mentally. Postures range from easy to intermediate, leaving room for self-growth.
Diabetes is a complex condition due to the lack of insulin production by the pancreas or lack of cell response to insulin. Using movement in targeted areas of the body can help with stabilization in some individuals with diabetes.
How yoga can positively affect a diabetic:
The practice can help control blood and glucose levels. Yoga stimulates the organs witch in turn improves metabolic activities. Chemical transformations within a cell can occur, and be carried out more efficiently. There are a few postures that help to stimulate the organs and glands affected by diabetes. Postures can stimulate your pancreas and liver and help with your overall body circulation.
By practicing these postures it helps to massage and tone abdominal organs like the pancreas and liver, stimulate the nervous and circulatory system. In turn helping in the stabilization and control of diabetes.