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Diabetes Type 2 and Yoga

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Effect of Yoga on Diabetes Type 2

There is no question that keeping a healthy weight helps protect people from and even reverse a diagnosis of type-2 diabetes. Yoga is a great way to exercise as you can start out with gentle poses and move into a more rigorous routine. But yoga is more than a set of physical poses, it also includes conscious breathing and mindful meditation practices as well, all of which can help treat myriad health conditions including diabetes.

Side Effects and Warnings

#Safety Issues

Hatha yoga is generally at least as safe as any other stretching-based exercise program. However there are a few hatha yoga positions, such as the headstand, that can cause injury when they are performed by a person who isn’t yet sufficiently advanced in yoga, or who has certain health problems, such as a detached retina. A properly qualified instructor can help you avoid injury, taking your own individual health status into account.