Yoga for thyroid has been widely discussed treatment of thyroid imbalance and encouraged in recent periods. However there are certain basic thing you need to know about thyroid.
There are two things that are bad – too much or too little. The same is true in the case of thyroid disorder.
Thyroid disorders are becoming more and more common across the world and people are struggling with either high amounts of thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) or too little of the hormone (hypothyroidism).
Though there are various other problems related to the thyroid gland, the above are the two major problems affecting majority of the population.
To treat the thyroid problems, you need to make sure to follow a combination of right medication, diet restrictions and also exercise such as yoga.
I have particularly had an insight into Yoga For Thyroid
Yoga is a holistic approach to keep the thyroid condition under control.
There is still a debate as to whether Yoga is an effective treatment for thyroid disorder, I feel it needs to be combined with medication and diet for long term benefits.
Yoga certainly assists in reducing thyroid related symptoms. Here are some yoga posture or asanas you should do for thyroid disorder
Meditation and Yoga for Thyroid Disorder
While medication directly influence the thyroid gland, practicing Yoga will provide improvement in a gradual manner.
Ancient Indian medications are based on the concept of releasing the blockage of energy that causes the illness.
By releasing the blockage, the function is restored. Yoga and Pranayama works based on this concept.
Yoga Postures for Hypothyroidism
Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
Sarvangasana is the most important asana for hypothyroid as it helps in stimulating the gland and controls the thyroxin level.
Due to this inverted pose, blood flows from leg to head and helps in treating thyroid.
2. Viparithakarani (Inverted Pose)
Next to Sarvangasana, this is also an important asana. As the posture for this is also reverse, it helps in easing the complications caused by hypothyroid.
3. Janu Shirasasana (One legged Forward Bend) Yoga for Thyroid #3
Janu Shirasasana basically is a stretching posture where the head meets the knee. This posture helps in enhancing the functioning of thyroid gland.
4. Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
This asana posture looks like the shape of the fish. As the neck portion stretches to the maximum extent in this asana, the thyroid gland is stimulated.
5. Halasana (Plough Pose)
This asana posture resembles the shape of plough. In this asana, the neck portion is compressed (the opposite of matsyasana) and hence, this too helps in stimulating the thyroid gland.
6. Marjariasana (Cat Stretch)
This asana, which resembles the cat stretch helps in relieving the stress and tension which are the indirect factors affecting thyroid function.
7. Surya Namaskar (Salutation to the Sun) in a fast pace
When Surya Namaskar is done in a fast pace, it helps in reducing the weight that has occurred due to thyroid. Surya Namaskar helps in managing weight (which is one of the important symptoms of thyroid).
These are some poses for Hypothyrodism or a deficiency of thyroid hormone, there are also poses for hyperthyroidism, I shall soon come up with those.
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