Yoga Volunteers for Diabetes Management Part 1

By Dr Amit Kumar Singh | Dr Gauri Rokkam | Dr Vidyashree M   |   Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana
Learners enrolled: 534
This course gives you an overview of basic principles of yoga therapy along with yogic understanding of health and disease.You will understand the cause, symptoms, types, investigation, and management methods of Diabetes. This course provides a detailed overview of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Stress plays a significant role in the manifestation of Diabetes Mellitus. An integrated approach to Yoga therapy in the management of Diabetes Mellitus along with stress management and yogic counselling will be discussed. Course also includes the detailed practical sessions where You will learn IAYT for type 1 and type 2 DM. Loosening exercises, breathing exercises, asana, bandha, kriyas and pranayama techniques beneficial in DM will be highlighted in the practical sessions of the course.
Intended audience:
This course is not for patients with diabetes, this is for yoga teachers and yoga learners to enhance their knowledge and skill in Yoga Therapy.  
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 16 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 23 Aug 2023
End Date : 31 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 20 Sep 2023
Exam Date :

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Course layout


Week 1 
Module 1: Basic principles of yoga therapy
Module 2: Concept of health and disease in yogic science 

Week 2 
Module 3: Integrated approach of yoga therapy (IAYT) for diabetes mellitus.
Module 4: Stress according to ancient and modern science

Week 3
Module 5: Introduction of Diabetes Mellitus
Module 6: Understanding of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Week 4
Module 7: Understanding of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Module 8: Pharmacological management of Diabetes 

Week 5
Module 9: Asanas and Pranayama for Diabetes Mellitus 
Module 10: Role of meditation in Diabetes Mellitus

Week 6
Module 11: Yogic diet for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 
Module 12: Stress management and yogic counselling for Diabetes Mellitus 


Week 7
Module 13: Loosening exercises (Standing- Forward backward bending, Side bending, Spinal twisting, Alternate toe touching, Palm pose twist & Jogging)
Module 14: Loosening exercises (Sitting: Chakkichalana, bhunamanasana twist &nauka sanchalana)
Module 15: Loosening exercises (Supine: Pavana muktasana kriya, cycling & gatyatmak paschimottanasa)

Week 8
Module 16: Breathing exercises (Standing & Sitting: Hands in and out breathing, hand stretch breathing, ankle stretch breathing, tiger breathing & shashankasana breathing)
Module 17: Breathing exercises (Prone & Supine: Bhujangasana breathing, Straight leg raise breathing (single leg), Straight leg raise breathing (both legs) and setubandasana breathing)
Module 18: Suryanamaskara and Quick Relaxation Technique

Week 9 
Module 19: Asana- Standing (Ardakati cakrasana, Arda cakrasana & Padahastasana)
Module 20: Asana- Standing (Tiryak Tadasana, Trikonasana, Parivruttatrikonasana & Parsvakonasana)
Module 21: Asana- Standing (Vrukshasana & Veerabhadrasana)
Week 10
Module 22: Asana- Sitting (Vakrasana, Ardamatsyendrasana & Ustrasana)
Module 23: Asana- Sitting (Mandukasana, Garbhasana & Shashankasana)

Week 11 
Module 24: Asana- Supine (Pavanamuktasana, Uttanapadasana, Navasana & Setubandasana)
Module 25: Asana- Supine (Viparitakarani, Sarvangasana & Matsyasana)

Week 12
Module 26: Asana- Prone (Bhujangasana, Tiryak Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana & Hamsasana)
Module 27: Savasana (Deep relaxation technique)

Week 13
Module 28: Banda and Kriya (Uddiyana banda, Agnisara Kriya & Kapalabhati) 
Module 29: Pranayama (Sectional breathing & Nadishuddi pranayama)
Module 30: Pranayama (Bhramari and cooling pranayama) 

Week 14 
Module 31: Cyclic Meditation- I
Module 32: Cyclic Meditation- II

Week 15
Module 33: IAYT for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (Junior) – I   
Module 34: IAYT for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (Junior) – II   
Module 35: IAYT for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (Senior) – I   
Module 36: IAYT for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (Senior) – II   

Week 16
Module 37: IAYT for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (Set 1) –I   
Module 38: IAYT for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (Set 1) – II 
Module 39: IAYT for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (Set 2) – I   
Module 40: IAYT for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (Set 2) –II   

Books and references

H R Nagendra and Dr. R Nagarathna, Yoga for Diabetes mellitus. Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana. 2014.

Dr H R Nagendra, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana. 2003.

Dr H R Nagendra, Dr R Nagarathna, New Perspectives in Stress Management, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana. 

●            Dr H R Nagendra, Dr R Nagarathna, Promotion of Positive health, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana. 

Instructor bio

Dr Amit Kumar Singh
Chief Medical Officer & Associate Professor, Arogyadhama, 
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru.

Dr. Amit Singh has completed a professional degree in BAMS from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bengaluru, India, and MD (Y&R), Ph.D(Yoga) from  S-VYASA University,  Bangalore, India.

He is faculty member at VaYU (Vivekananda Yoga University), USA. He is an IYA (Indian Yoga Association) life-member and VAP (Viswa Ayurveda Parishad) member. He has more than 10 years of experience in treating patients suffering from major non-communicable disorders through Ayurveda &Yoga Therapy.

He has published more than 50 research papers in peer reviewed international journals in the field of integrative yoga research including some contributions for textbook of Allergy for the clinicians, Colorado, USA: CRC Press. He has been invited as speaker for many national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars, also providing guidance to PG & PhD scholars in their research.

Dr Gauri Rokkam
Holistic Nutritionist, Visiting faculty,
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru, India.

She has done her M.Sc (Food & Nutrition) from Bangalore University and she was the Topper of the university. She completed her Ph.D (Yoga & Life Sciences) from SVYASA Yoga University, Bangalore. 
She is a Member and a Certified Nature Cure therapist of International Institute of Mahayoga & Natural Hygiene, USA, Certified Diabetes Educator - St. John’s Hospital, Bangalore, Certified Yoga Instructor & Therapist - SVYASA University, Bangalore, Certified Lactation consultant, trained under Dr.Shaibya Saldanha MD (OBG), Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, Certified Sports Nutritionist - Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, Trained in Yogic management of back pain under Dr. Omkar, Yoga exponent, Senior Research Scientist, IISc, Bangalore, Diploma in “Nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention”, University of California, San Francisco, USA, Diploma in “Nutrition & Health Education”, IGNOU, Certification in “Yoga of the Yoga Sutras”, Hindu University of America, USA and Member - IDA, NSI, AFSTI, IMANAH & IYA

Dr Vidyashree M
Assistant professor and medical officer, 
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru, India.

Dr Vidyashree has completed her BAMS from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences  (RGUHS), Bengaluru, India, and her MSc in Yoga from SVYASA Deemed to be University. 
She is a specialist in the field of Ayurveda and Yoga. She has 7 years of experience in treating various lifestyle disorders through integrated approach of yoga therapy, Ayurveda, and diet. 
She also has experience in teaching and research, in the field of integrated medicine and has published research papers in peer-reviewed journals. She is working in the field of yoga and cerebral haemodynamics and cognition in type 2 diabetes mellitus. 

Course certificate

Grading Policy:

There will be (a) Internal Assessment and (b) Final Exam.


Internal Assessment: This will carry 30% weightage. MCQs for all the Weeks 
Final Exam: This will carry 70% weightage.  The final exam will have questions from all the weeks.
Passing Marks:

You will be eligible for a certificate only if you score a minimum of 50% in the Internal Assessment and a minimum of 50% in the Final Exam. 

Final Examination:

Type of exam: Computer-based proctored exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency
Exam Center: You will have to appear at the allotted exam centre and take the exam in person. (You can find the final allotted exam centre details in the admit card (hall ticket)).
Admit Card: You can download the Admit card (Hall ticket) around one week before the exam. 
QP Pattern: All the questions will be in the format of MCQs.

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