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Effect of Pranayama [Voluntary Regulated Yoga Breathing] and Yogasana [Yoga Postures] in Diabetes Mellitus (DM): A Scientific Review

  • Avnish K Upadhyay , Acharya Balkrishna and Ruchita T Upadhyay

Diabetes is a complex condition with a multitude of metabolic imbalances involving the regulation and utilization of insulin and glucose (sugar) in the body. Diabetes is currently considered an epidemic disease that is largely preventable and treatable through yoga. Yoga's effectiveness at preventing and treating diabetes is due to its emphasis of a healthy diet and lifestyle as well as its ability to balance the endocrine system, massage and tone the abdominal organs, stimulate the nervous and circulatory systems, and reduce stress.

Published Online: 2008-3-15

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