Yoga is really close to actress Aishwarya Sakhuja's heart. In fact, it is so deeply imbibed in the actress' daily routine that she has never skipped a single day of doing her daily dose of yoga and asanas. "Yoga has been a game changer and even a life saver for me. I never skip it, or even think of skipping my daily yoga routine," admits Aishwarya. The Saas Bina Sasural actress suffers from Type 1 diabetes and reveals that Yoga is what helped her control it.
Aishwarya reveals, "When I was diagnosed (Type 1 diabetes), I don’t know why but the first thing that I turned to was yoga. It was just an instant thought that maybe yoga will help. In fact, I did not even read up on diabetes. And that’s how my journey with yoga started. I slowly learned the asanas and even though I am not a pro at yoga, I still make sure to do it without fail, every single day."
The actress practises the Mandukasana for her diagnosis. "For my diabetes, Mandukasana is the one of the many asanas that helps. It has made me really realise that every time I do my 45 minutes of yoga and perform the Mandukasana, which is an imperative part of my session, I see my blood glucose getting getting more stabilised as opposed to my regular workout."
"While workouts are absolutely essential to everybody, they don’t always necessarily work for everyone. There are people for whom certain organs do not function like they normally do. So you have to massage them and really take care of them. So Mandukasana is one asana that really really massages the internal organs and the pancreas being one of them, it actually helps in insulin secretion which happens through your pancreas," she explains.
"I also practise other asanas along with the Mandukasana, like the Vajrasana, which I practice after every meal. I just sit down for 10 minutes and although I get up with really sore toes because the entire body weight rests on them, I never miss these 2 asanas. They have immensely helped me and have been life savers," she concludes, but not before wishing everyone a Happy Yoga Day!