10 Yoga Poses for Defeating Diabetes

Research suggests that people with diabetes can reap some benefits from regular yoga practice.

By Emily Main


defeat diabetes with yoga2. Big Toe Pose

Another pose that helps calm your mind, the Big Toe Pose also aids in digestion and encourages blood flow to the liver and kidneys, which protects them against damage. Keeping blood flowing to your liver protects it against damaging conditions such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a complication among some diabetics, and diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure. As with Downward Facing Dog, it’s okay to bend your knees if you can’t reach your toes while keeping your legs straight. “It’s always okay to bend the knees!” says Lewis.