Yoga Therapy for Diabetes Program


An increasing number of people globally with diabetes mellitus are turning to yoga in an effort to keep their condition under control and improve overall quality of life. Regular yoga practice has been shown to help reduce the level of sugar in the blood, lower blood pressure, keep weight in check, reduce symptoms and slow the rate of progression of diabetes, as well as lessen the severity of complications. The Meraki Code program focuses on yoga poses, meditation and breathing techniques that address the symptoms of diabetes as well as aiding in anxiety management, sleep improvement and yogic diet planning. This is a pioneering new approach in South Africa making the Meraki Program unique in its structure and content. The sessions are gentle and restorative, resulting in a renewed sense of calm and balance, improved sleep and lower levels of anxiety.

Many studies have reported the beneficial effect of Yoga Therapy for diabetes, confirming that the practice of postures can stimulate the insulin producing cells in the pancreas as well as aiding weight management, blood sugar control, and in some cases, lowering of the dosage of diabetic medications. Your one-on-one session will review your symptom history and desired goals. You will focus on mindful movement, therapeutic yogic poses and breathing tools and you will receive a written recommendation with movements and practices as well as Ayurvedic supplement support and nutritional guidelines to support a healthy and preventative daily routine and diet.

*Yoga Therapy is not a replacement for medical treatment and should not be seen as such. All clients undergoing current medical treatment should consult their doctor before commencing therapy.