Yoga for Diabetes

Program Synopsis – Diabetes

In Singapore, the prevalence of diabetes mellitus for citizens and permanent residents aged 18–69 years increased from 8.3% in 2010 to 8.6% in 2017, and the International Diabetes Federation estimates a diabetes mellitus prevalence of 13.7% for the entire adult population of Singapore by 2030.

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition characterized by high blood sugar levels. It occurs when the body either does not produce enough insulin or cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar and allows cells to utilize glucose for energy. There are two main types of diabetes:

Type 1 diabetes: This is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. People with type 1 diabetes require insulin injections or the use of an insulin pump to manage their blood sugar levels.

Type 2 diabetes: This is the most common form of diabetes and is often associated with lifestyle factors such as obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and poor diet. In type 2 diabetes, the body becomes resistant to the effects of insulin or does not produce enough insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. It can often be managed through lifestyle modifications, such as healthy eating, regular physical activity, and medication if necessary.

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition characterized by high blood sugar levels. Over time, uncontrolled diabetes can lead to various complications, including kidney failure.

Some Causes of Diabetes and Kidney Failure

Diabetes and kidney failure are closely linked, with diabetes being one of the leading causes of kidney disease. Here are the causes and factors that contribute to the development of diabetes and kidney failure:


Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown, but it is believed to involve genetic and environmental factors.

Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes is primarily caused by a combination of genetic factors and lifestyle choices. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include obesity, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, family history of diabetes, and certain ethnic backgrounds.

Diabetic Nephropathy:

High Blood Sugar Levels: Prolonged high blood sugar levels in individuals with diabetes can damage the small blood vessels in the kidneys. This damage affects the kidneys' ability to filter waste and excess fluid from the blood, leading to kidney dysfunction.

High Blood Pressure: Diabetes is often associated with high blood pressure, which further contributes to kidney damage. High blood pressure can strain the blood vessels in the kidneys, impairing their function over time.

Other Factors:

Genetics: Some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to developing both diabetes and kidney disease.

Poor Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Control: Inadequate management of blood sugar levels and high blood pressure can accelerate the progression of kidney damage in individuals with diabetes.

Smoking: Smoking can worsen kidney function in individuals with diabetes and increase the risk of kidney disease progression.

Obesity: Excess weight and obesity are risk factors for both diabetes and kidney disease. Obesity can contribute to insulin resistance and high blood pressure, further increasing the risk of kidney damage.

How We Help Our Clients

Our Program can play a supportive role in preventing diabetes and reducing the risk of kidney failure in clients with diabetes. Here's how our Program can help:

Physical Activity: Regular physical activity is important in preventing diabetes and managing blood sugar levels. Our Programs provides a gentle form of exercise that can improve cardiovascular health, increase muscle strength, and enhance overall physical fitness. Engaging in our Program and sequences can help improve insulin sensitivity and promote better glucose utilization.

Stress Reduction: Chronic stress can contribute to the development and progression of diabetes. Our Programs incorporates breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation techniques that can help reduce stress levels. By activating the relaxation response, clients can experience lower cortisol levels, and improved hormonal balance. Thereby promoting overall well-being.

Weight Management: Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial in preventing diabetes and managing its complications. Our Program can contribute to weight management by increasing calorie expenditure, promoting mindful eating, and improving body awareness. Regular practice of our Program can help clients develop a better relationship with their bodies, make healthier food choices, and support weight loss or maintenance efforts.

Blood Pressure Control: High blood pressure is a common complication of diabetes and a risk factor for kidney failure. Our Program is aimed at helping clients with hypertension to relax through proper breathing techniques and mindful meditation. These routines help to lower blood pressure, improve blood circulation, and reduce stress. Resulting in better blood pressure control and reduce the risk of kidney damage.

Mind-Body Connection: Our Program emphasizes the mind-body connection and can help clients with diabetes develop a greater awareness of their body's needs and responses. This heightened awareness can lead to better self-care, including making healthier lifestyle choices, monitoring blood sugar levels, adhering to medication regimens, and seeking timely medical attention.

Who Should Sign Up for This Program?

Typically, clients who signed up for this Program fall into 2 categories.

  1. Clients who want to prevent the onset of diabetes and kidney failure in their lives, and
  2. Clients who are suffering from diabetes and kidney failure and looking for an alternative way to regain functional movement and health in their daily lives.

Duration of Program

Approximately 1 hour (60 minutes) per session.

  • Breathing and Joint Loosening Exercises (15 min),
  • Asanas (30 min), and 
  • Relaxation and Meditation (15 min) 

Program Frequency

Recommended 3 (Three) times a week with at least 1 (One) day of rest between sessions.

Program Intensity

Gentle and Easy.

Program Methodology

All clients shall go through our initial assessment before start of our Program, this is then followed by our monthly assessment, and lastly, our final assessment at the end of our Program.

Our Program is proprietary, and it is designed to run on a Systematic and Progressive manner. However, depending on the medical conditions and progress of clients, our Program allows modifications to be made without affecting the benefits to clients.

Program Contents

Our Program is aimed at helping clients prevent or manage diabetes and kidney failure by focusing on the following.

  1. Hyperglycemia (Insulin Resistance), and
  2. Hypoglycemia.

Program Director

A Certified Program Director shall be assigned to you once your purchase of this Program is confirmed. Our Program Director shall teach our proprietary Program on a step-by-step basis to our clients so that they could practice our Program at home for lasting results even after our Program has ended. It is a lifetime skillset that we are imparting to our clients for their health and wellness.

Program Disclaimer

We view yoga as a form of preventive and relief alternative. It is neither a cure-all nor a quick-fix intervention to your health or medical concerns or conditions. Our Program is not intended as a substitute for professional health or medical advice. It is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. It is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional health or medical diagnosis and treatment. If you have any health or medical concerns or conditions that warrant special attention, please seek the advice of your health or medical professional before beginning our Program.

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