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Stanford University

Yoga for Diabetes

Stanford University via YouTube


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This course on Yoga for Diabetes aims to educate participants about the benefits of yoga for individuals with diabetes, such as improving blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and blood pressure. The course covers research findings on the impact of yoga on diabetes and includes practical yoga sessions focusing on breathing exercises, stretches, and various yoga poses. The teaching method involves a combination of informational presentations, interactive elements like poll questions, and guided yoga practice sessions that can be done either in a chair or standing. The course is designed for adults with diabetes and their families who are interested in incorporating yoga as a complementary approach to managing diabetes and improving overall health.


0:00 – Introduction
2:48 – Poll Questions
8:01 – Yoga Facts vs Myths
11:24 – Yoga and Diabetes Research: Benefits of Yoga for Diabetes
20:46 – Yoga Practice: Breathing Exercises
34:38 – Yoga Practice: Stretches
37:26 – Yoga Practice: Hand Stretches
38:05 – Yoga Practice: Ankle and Foot stretches
38:55 – Yoga Practice: Forward Fold
42:41 – Yoga Practice: Standing Sun Salutations
47:04 – Yoga Practice: Tree
48:25 – Yoga Practice: Eagle
50:09 – Yoga Practice: Savasana
52:41 – Concluding Remarks

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Stanford Health Care


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