Yoga Volunteers for Diabetes Management Part 2

By Dr Ramesh M N | Dr Amit Kumar Singh | Dr Vidyashree M   |   Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana
Learners enrolled: 368
This course gives you a complete knowledge on the complications of Diabetes Mellitus, its yogic understanding and management. Knowledge about Madhumeha-the ayurvedic perspective of the Diabetes mellitus will be presented. The cause, symptoms, types, investigation, and management of Complications of the Diabetes will be discussed. Role of kriyas, psycho-neuro-immunology of the Diabetes mellitus will be focused on. Importance of management of Integrated approach of Yoga therapy (IAYT) in management and prevention of complications of Diabetes Mellitus and also the Gestational diabetes will be discussed. Furthermore, Yoga for diabetes mellitus in the geriatric population and the coexistence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension will also be highlighted. Additionally, the course includes practical session that imparts knowledge about IAYT and how it can be used to manage complications associated with diabetes mellitus. In this course, you will learn various loosening exercises, asanas, pranayamas, kriyas and bandas that can be beneficial in managing complications associated with diabetes mellitus through yoga. This course also includes the practice of glucose metabolism meditation for improvement of the blood glucose level. 

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: Ancient literature on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – Madhumeha
Module 2: Psycho neuro immunology in Diabetes Mellitus 

Week 2
Module 3: Emotion culture for Diabetes Mellitus
Module 4: Role of Kriya in Diabetes Mellitus

Week 3
Module 5: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus 
Module 6: Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus

Week 4
Module 7: Complications of Diabetes Mellitus
Module 8:  Yogic management for complications of Diabetes Mellitus 

Week 5
Module 9: Hypertension in Diabetes mellitus 
Module 10: Diabetes mellitus in geriatric population. 

Week 6
Module 11: Scientific Validation of effect of yoga on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.  
Module 12: Stop Diabetes Movement 


Week 7
Module 13: Loosening practices (Standing)
Module 14: Loosening practices (Sitting)
Module 15: Loosening practices (Supine)

Week 8
Module 16: Breathing exercise 
Module 17: Shakti vikasaka 

Week 9
Module 18: Standing Asana (Ardakati cakrasana, Trikonasana & Vrukshasana)
Module 19: Standing Asana (Utkatasana, Veerabhadrasana & Tadasana)
Module 20: Standing Asana (Ardacakrasana, Padahastasana, Parivruttatrikonasana & Parshwakonasana)

Week 10
Module 21: Sitting asana (Vakrasana, Ardamatsyendrasana, Ustrasana & Paschimottanasana) 
Module 22: Sitting asana (Shashankasana, Purvottanasana & Baddakonasana)
Module 23: Prone asana (Makarasana, Bhujangasana & Dhanurasana)

Week 11
Module 24: Supine asana (Navasana, Ardahalasana & Sarvangasana)
Module 25: Supine asana (Setubandasana, Pavanamuktasana & Suptabaddakonasana)
Module 26: Banda, Kriyas (Uddiyana Banda, Agnisara kriya & Kaphalabhati) 

Week 12
Module 27: Pranayama (Sectional breathing, Nadisuddi pranayama & Bhramari)
Module 28: Pranayama (Chandra anuloma villoma & cooling pranayama)

Week 13
Module 29: Mind sound resonance technique- I
Module 30: Mind sound resonance technique- II

Week 14
Module 31: IAYT module for Diabetic Neuropathy- I
Module 32: IAYT module for Diabetic Neuropathy- II
Module 33: IAYT module for Diabetic Neuropathy - III

Week 15 
Module 34: IAYT module for Diabetic Nephropathy- I
Module 35: IAYT module for Diabetic Nephropathy- II
Module 36: IAYT module for Diabetic Nephropathy- III

Week 16 
Module 37: IAYT module for Diabetic Retinopathy- I
Module 38: IAYT module for Diabetic Retinopathy- II
Module 39: IAYT module for Diabetic Retinopathy- III
Module 40:  Glucose metabolism meditation

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, Yoga for promotion of positive health, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana.

Instructor bio

Dr Ramesh M N
Professor, Dean of Academics,
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandana Samsthana, Bengaluru, India

Ramesh M N have been involved in academic research from past 14 years. 
Starting in the field of plant tissue culture during my MSc, Ramesh M N moved into the field of immunology. 
Working as Research assistant in one of the reputed medical school in India Ramesh M N published two papers (J Psychosom Res.(2007) Jul; 63(1):65-9; Clin Rheumatol.(2003) 22(4-5): 268-70).
After these initial research experiences Ramesh M N started my PhD with Max Planck fellowship in Germany. 
Ramesh M N published four papers (Nucleic Acids Res. (2007) 35(18):6330-7; EMBO Rep. (2006)7(7): 710-5; J Mol Biol. (2003)331(2):331-44; one more submitted to EMBO rep) and also gained international exposure in research.
He has also published several other articles in the field of yoga and Diabetes. 

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

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 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 hemodynamics 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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