“The mind is the lord of the senses, but the breath is the lord of the mind.”
― Yogi Swatmarama, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Introduction: A major global health issue is diabetes mellitus, a chronic metabolic illness marked by high blood sugar levels. Millions of people worldwide are impacted by its constantly rising prevalence. Cardiovascular conditions, particularly dyslipidemia, are a major factor in raising the risk of heart-related problems, among other diabetes complications. Diabetes is acknowledged by the World Health Organization as a serious worldwide health issue. According to the assessment, the number of persons who have diabetes has been rising gradually over time and has reached worrying proportions. Type 2 diabetes, which affects the majority of cases, is frequently associated with weight, inactivity, and bad eating habits. The management of diabetes and its related problems has drawn attention to complementary and alternative medicines in recent years. Yoga, a long-standing Indian tradition, has drawn a lot of attention among these treatments due to its possible health advantages. The potential effects of some yoga pranayama techniques, including Bhramari and Nadi Shodhana pranayama, on metabolic markers, particularly lipid profiles in people with diabetes, have been investigated.
Objectives: This study's major objective is to compare the biochemical variable lipid profile of diabetic women who practice yoga to those who do not. Pranayama has indirect effects on lipid levels that contribute to improving cardiovascular outcomes.
Materials and Methods: Thirty women with type-2 diabetes from the Anna Nagar neighborhood of Chennai took part in the study. The yoga group and the control group each received an equal number of these participants. The experimental group was given Bharamari and Nadi Shodhana practice for 12 weeks.
Conclusion: The results advocate that the HDL and LDL of diabetic women have significant change due to the practice of Bhramari and Nadi Shodhana pranayama.