Yoga can often relax people while increasing their flexibility, blood and oxygen supply. Some reports suggest that because yoga can decrease stress, it may be helpful in controlling glucose levels in people with diabetes. The Emerson Wellness Center for Mind and Body is pleased to offer Yoga for Diabetes, a new class this spring. Designed for diabetes prevention and control, the class is for people ages 18 and older who are pre-diabetic, and those who have type 2 diabetes with an A1C below nine.
The Emerson Wellness Center for Mind and Body is offering the Yoga for Diabetes class for five weeks, starting Tuesday, May 31. Classes will be held each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The cost is $150 per student for ten sessions. During the class, students will practice yoga postures and stretches, yoga breathing, stress management and relaxation through cyclic meditation. Benefits include stress reduction, greater flexibility, and for some students, improved glucose levels.
Participation for eligibility will be determined after a pre-screening of flexibility and balance for yoga postures. The pre-screening date is May 27 at 5:15 pm. In addition, participants are asked to bring a note from their physician to practice yoga.
The class will be taught by Samita Apte who has more than five years of experience as a certified yoga instructor and a health and wellness coach. Samita is also a certified yoga therapist who inspires students to connect with their personal wisdom, healing abilities and expansive potential through yoga. The class will meet at The Emerson Wellness Center for Mind and Body, located at 310 Baker Avenue in Concord. Free parking is available in the Concord Meadows office park.
For more information and to register for this and many other wellness classes taking place this spring at The Emerson Wellness Center for Mind and Body, visit www.emersonwellness.org or call 978-287-3777.
Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.