3 Yoga Mudras for Managing Diabetes 1

Diabetes has emerged as one of the most common diseases among people these days. Many factors have lead to this problem such as increased levels of stress, lack of sleep, an undisciplined lifestyle, uncontrolled indulgence in fast food etc. While medications are important for controlling insulin levels within the body, there are many natural ways one can adopt to keep side effects of allopathic medications as far as possible.

Yoga Mudras are considered to be the best way to control serious condition as diabetes.

Simplest Yoga Mudras to Control Diabetes

Listed below are 5 best of these Mudras that effectively control insulin levels in the body and keep a diabetic person healthy always:

Some Precautionary Tips:

Before starting off with Mudras for diabetes, it is important to keep the following tips in mind:

  • Consult with your doctor if you are suffering from any other illness such as cardiovascular diseases or breathing troubles.
  • Avoid practicing the mudras after a heavy meal.
  • Make sure that your body has ample glucose levels while you practice.
  • Practice the mudras early in the morning before 8 am for best results. You may practice these in the evening.

The 5 yoga mudras for diabetes that every diabetic should know are:

3 Yoga Mudras for Managing Diabetes

  1. Linga Mudra

Lingam is a Sanskrit term, meaning the male reproductive organ. This mudra is helpful for diabetes indirectly. It activates the fire element within the human body and generates strong heat. This leads to an increase in metabolic levels. Higher metabolic levels will help one lose weight. This automatically lowers blood sugar levels in the body.

To practise this exercise, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Sit down in Padmasana.

Step 2: Clasp your hands stretched in front of the body. Keep your fingers intertwined.

Step 3: Make sure the thumb of your left hand points upward. Circle it with the right thumb and right index finger.

Step 4: Inhale and exhale normally. You must maintain the position for about 15 minutes.

  1. Surya Mudra

This mudra increases fire within the human body to ensure better metabolic rate. Diabetics usually suffer from poor metabolic rates. This leads to increased sugar levels and weight gain. Regular practice of this mudra will boost metabolic rates and ensure loss of weight and reduces sugar levels. The best part is that the helps in easing indigestion and related problems. To practise this exercise, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Sit straight. You may even stand straight.

Step 2: Stretch your hands to your front.

Step 3: Bend your ring finger of both hands in a way that it touches the hillock of respective thumbs.

Step 4: Keep the other fingers spread out, spaced out from each other.

Step 5: Practice for 45 minutes every day at a stretch or at least thrice 15 minutes each. The time period depends on your comfort level.

  1. Prana Mudra

Also referred to as the Mudra of Life, it improves the vital force of life and activates your Mooladhara Chakra or root chakra. Hence, it empowers you from within. Practicing this mudra regularly without fail will help in detoxifying your body. It offers relief from diabetes.

To practise this exercise, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Sit down in a relaxing position in Padmasana with your eyes closed.

Step 2: Focus on your breathing.

Step 3: Keep your hands on your sides.

Step 4: Bend your little finger and ring finger to touch the thumb.

Step 5: Make sure you keep the index finger and middle finger straight.

Step 6: The mudra should be performed with both the hands.

Step 7: Practice for 45 minutes every day at a stretch or three times of 15 minutes each. This depends on your comfort level.

Ramdev Baba Yoga for Diabetes


  1. Professor K.Narayanan says:

    Is there any evidence to support the effectiveness of mudras in controlling diabetcs.

  2. Yoga als Therapie bietet bei vielen Erkrankungen Hilfe. Was bei den einzelnen Erkrankungen jeweils erreichbar ist, das hängt von der Art und Intensität der Erkrankung ab. Und natürlich davon, inwieweit der Betroffene bereit ist, Yoga in sein Leben zu integrieren. Bei Diabetes Mellitus bedeutet das die Umstellung der Ernährung entsprechend der Grundsätze der yogischen Ernährung, sowie regelmäßige Übungspraxis von Asana, Pranayama und Meditation. Die Grundsätze der yogischen Ernährung sind: einfache, naturbelassene, vegetarische, biologische Vollwertnahrung ohne Weißmehl, Zucker, raffinierte Fette usw. Kein Alkohol, keine Drogen, kein Nikotin.

  3. इशिका ओड़िया says:

    नियमित योग अभ्यास के कई फायदे हैं। ब्लड शुगर लेवल कम करने के साथ-साथ इससे रक्तचाप कम होता है, वज़न को नियंत्रण में रखता है, प्रतिरोधी क्षमता को बढाता है। इसके साथ ही यह आगे आने वाली समस्याओं की आशंका को कम करता है। सेतुबंधासन: यह आसन न सिर्फ रक्तचाप को नियंत्रित रखता है बल्कि मानसिक शान्ति देता है और पाचनतंत्र को ठीक करता है। गर्दन और रीढ़ की स्ट्रेचिंग के साथ-साथ यह आसन मासिक धर्म के सिम्पटम से भी निजात दिलाता है।

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