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Emphasis of Yoga in the Management of Diabetes | Original Article

Rekha Rani*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of Yoga exercises- Asanas and Pranayama on diabetic person. Yoga Asanas and Pranayama were conducted on respondents before starting the Asanas and Pranayama blood pressure, blood sugar, and hemoglobin were measured. After it was observed that Asanas and Pranayama have reduced adults ‘blood sugar level, blood pressure and hemoglobin. These changes were observed due to Yoga exercises and it was found at normal level. These observations suggested that Yoga Asanas and Pranayama have a beneficial effect on controlling diabetic symptoms. It was assumed that there would be significant effect of Yoga- Asanas and pranayama on blood pressure, blood glucose and hemoglobin. As a result of one month of Pranayama and Asanas practice when compared to post-test condition. The results of the study reveal that there is significant reduction in post-test condition. Yogic exercises showed a positive and significant impact on diabetic adults. In the case of systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure it was found that the reduction level was significant in post-test condition. Similar study is necessary to observe the efficacy Asanas and Pranayama on different age level and gender.