Diabetes

 

 

Bikram yoga can be a perfect complement to the lifestyle changes necessary to help keep diabetic symptoms in check.  Recent research has found that performing these postures on a regular basis can decrease blood-sugar levels.  A dedicated Bikram Yoga student, who lost 50 pounds without dieting, healed his chronic back problems and no longer needed his diabetic medication after practicing Bikram Yoga for 6 months. He tells his story in the book “Diabetic Always, Insulin No More.”                        

 

Diabetes

 

 

How much time do you spend checking, managing, and worrying over your diabetes?  How much are doing to help mitigate your symptoms?  Bikram yoga employs a holistic healing approach that can help you manage your diabetes.  Bikram yoga can be a perfect complement to the lifestyle changes necessary to help keep diabetic symptoms in check.  Recent research has found that performing these postures on a regular basis can decrease blood-sugar levels.  A dedicated Bikram Yoga student, who lost 50 pounds without dieting, healed his chronic back problems and no longer needed his diabetic medication after practicing Bikram Yoga for 6 months. He tells his story in the book “Diabetic Always, Insulin No More.”                      

 

How can Bikram yoga in Brighton help with diabetes?

 

 

Hot yoga not only helps to elongate and strengthen muscles within your body, but it can also aid in the functioning of your internal organs.  If practiced regularly, Bikram yoga can help by:

-        Increasing insulin production through pancreatic stimulation

-        Lower blood pressure

-        Lower blood glucose levels

-        Reduce the number of hyperglycemic reactions

-        Reducing stress and calming the nerves.

In fact, many respectable institutions, including John Hopkin’s Medicine, actively encourages regular exercise like yoga in order to reduce stress and minimize diabetes’ effects. 

 

I’m diabetic, how should I approach Bikram Yoga Brighton?

 

 

As with any ailment, it is always best to consult your GP prior to any change in lifestyle.  You’ll want to make sure you monitor your blood glucose levels throughout the class, and avoid any postures which make cause dizziness.  Even though it is usually advised to not eat prior to class, diabetics may need to in order to stop their blood glucose levels from dropping and feeling dizzy.  And always move through the motions and poses slowly as to avoid getting dizzy.  Again, check with your GP to make sure any new exercise routine is safe for you and your illness. 

Don’t wait, speak with your GP today to see if hot yoga is an option for you!