4. Western-Intense Pose
The focus of this pose is the pelvis, says Lewis, and you want to make sure you’re holding in your abdomen so your lower back doesn’t cave in. Doing so helps strengthen pelvic floor muscles, which get weakened in women with diabetes. A study published in the journal Diabetes Care found that women with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary incontinence and overactive bladder. It’s also another pose that speeds blood flow to the liver and kidney and aids digestion. And according to Yoga Journal, it’s traditionally believed that this pose reduces obesity.