Obesity and diabetes have increased the world over. The two often go together and both of them are associated with several undesirable complications, some of which can be fatal. Recent studies have shown that Yoga is especially useful for type 2 diabetes mellitus but is also useful (to a certain, more limited extent) in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Yoga can reduce the body mass index in the obese. Further exploration of how this occurs, suggests that Yoga practice may influence certain chemicals secreted by the body, which influence the sense of satisfaction or hunger at the level of the brain. Therefore, Yoga practice may be able to bring about a long lasting change by modifying the attitude towards eating and the satisfaction derived from it.
Benefits of Attending
o Learn about the causes and associated complications of diabetes and obesity
o Learn specific Yoga practices which can help someone who is physically less active get started with a
o Learn techniques which speed up the metabolism
o Techniques that reduce central obesity (where waist circumference equals/exceeds hip circumference)
o Improve postural stability and gait in the obese
o Understand philosophical principles of Yoga directed towards related issues, including self-esteem,
self-control and finding happiness within
o Learn what the latest scientific research tells us about these practices
o Learn how these Yoga practices are enhanced by lifestyle changes, including diet, level of activity, and
changes to the way you think
o Yoga teachers are eligible for CPD points!
This workshop is for
• People who have diabetes, particularly Type 2 diabetes
• Those who are overweight or obese
• Yoga therapists seeking to expand their knowledge
• Yoga teachers who wish to assist their students
• Medical doctors, health professionals and complementary therapists who want to use evidence-based,
Yoga practices in their work
• Yoga researchers seeking to learn about the latest research into Yoga and Diabetes and Obesity
There is an (optional) practical component.
Please bring a mat if you have one. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
|Date:||Wednesday, 15th June 2011|
|Time:||12pm – 4.30pm|
|Venue:||Yoga in Daily Life Kensington|
|1st Floor, 117- 119 Anzac Parade
Near the corner with Todman Ave