One of the biggest threat for corporate wellness and workforce productivity in India is epidemic of diabetes. It has assumed monstrous proportions – in 2014 , WHO estimated 65 million diabetics in India with the numbers rising rapidly every year. It has direct co-relation to workforce productivity and complete management program of diabetes is a whole topic on its own. What is happening and why is happening deserves a research paper of its own , but the important question is – can we do anything to prevent this ? Can we turn on yoga and meditation to prevent this? Yoga’s main role is preventative, and curative in the early stages of disease. Once major degeneration has set in, yoga’s role becomes palliative and supportive. For many folks diabetes and hypertension come together and t becomes complicated as many prevalent yogic methods are contraindicated for patients with such conditions. Nevertheless, Yoga shows a way and may prove to be be enormously powerful in deal with twin scourges of diabetes and hypertension.
Recommended program for diabetes and hypertension
1. Relaxation: Practice yoga based meditations regularly. Many clinical studies have proven that it lowers both blood glucose and lipid levels by acting centrally upon the hypothalamus to reduce mental and psychosomatic imbalance in our nervous and the related hormonal systems . Yoga nidra, chidakash , Antaraakash and hridayakash dharanas are considered very effective to restoring harmony and balance in the nervous system.
2. Asana: marjari-asana, vajrasana, shashankasana (static), rajju karshanasana, Dhanurasan, Vipreet Karni ,eka pada pranamasana are effective sans for activities the pancreas and reversing diabetic conditions.
3. Pranayama: Kapal Bhati, Simple nadi shodhana, ujjayi and bhramari are especially recommended for improved liver and pancreatic conditions.
4. Shatkriya: Laghoo shankhaprakshalana and the full course of shankhaprakshalana should only be practised under strict guidance. Omit salt in shankhaprakshalana to avoidfluid and electrolyte imbalances.
5. Correct diet and meal timings are important and a qualified dietician must be consulted. Adequate rest, exercise and sleep are also essential. We need to have counsellors for people with diabetic conditions as the disease and workplace stress are a killer combination. Employees need help and good advise to deal diabetic symptoms.