Fitness, Health Top 7 Yoga For Thyroid – Poses for Hypothyroidism 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) Yoga for thyroid Sarvangasana 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) matyasana – Yoga for thyroid 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) halasana – Yoga for thyroid 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) Yoga for thyroid 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 Surya-Namaskar-for Hypothyroidism 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. I am linking up to Twinkly Tuesdays of Mammascribe Related Posts:Seriously Concerning Truths About Thyroid Imbalance…Mindful Walking – An Easy Way To Get Rid Of…How To Improve Concentration In Children With Yoga…7 Seemingly Healthy Ideas That Can Prove To Be DangerousShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Menaka Bharathi is a Mindful Parenting Consultant and an Organic food Producer. She markets Indian Superfoods throug SIM Organics which taken in small quantities would help to maintain the health of the family and boost resistance against diseases. 09/01/2017 by menaka bharathi | 34 Comments 34 Comments on Top 7 Yoga For Thyroid – Poses for Hypothyroidism Thanks a ton Lisa! Yes you sure can, all you need is patience and a good teacher Yoga is truly a wonderful art Nidhi, I had been learning from young, lost touch in between, I have started practicing again now a days I’ve found yoga very useful in managing so many niggling health issues – but its benefits for Thyroid are something that I was genuinely not aware of. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Very useful for anyone suffering with this problem. I’m not sure I’d be able to get into some of those positions!Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday True Agnes, Nature and Yoga have a way to cure everything. This yoga exercises are great for people struggling with thyroid disease. Thanks for bringing this up! Vasantha! Truly – wow! you have made my day. I am glad to hear this Thanks a ton Seema. I have always been known for doing this – elaborate explanations Suryanamaskar is my fovourite Jini, I do them Fast and sweat a lot. I love to start my workout with them actually. Thanks Milan! Would love to hear updates Yes Saumy! I have hypothyroid for a very long time, I have kept it under control with yoga n diet This is such an informative post, Menaka! I have hypothyroid and I know how badly it affects one’s body. Seriously one must follow some exercises to overcome the complications of thyroid disorder esp. in old age. Glad you wrote this piece, Menaka! good information. have passed it on to one of my friends who has this health issue. Suryanamaskars are the best for almost everything I think! Great post! It’s so nice of you to take the effort to help towards something as pivoital and the pictorial deciptions surely make it lovely 🙂 Very useful post, Menaka !!! Sometimes I envy you on your writing !!! LOL ! I ususally do Cat Pose to relieve my back pain. Welcome Mandavi! It really is useful, I have enough personal experience of Thyroid imbalance I had heard about Yoga for Thyroid but never really got the time to check the exact asanas. Thanks for sharing this. As I do have thyroid and I work out regularly, I will include these in my workout programme. Thanks for stopping by Mayuri! Yoga needs a good teacher, especially to know exactly how to breathe and when to breathe. But if understood well it can be done without getting scared of getting any side effects. I think everyone understands nowadays the precautions to be taken such as minimum 4 to 5 hours after food and so on Yes, Parul as you have rightly pointed out, Yoga has a lot of science in it. There are so many cures that yoga gives, thyroid is surely one of them Yes, Yoga really helps with Thyroid, as it does in almost every health issue. But it is very important to practise yoga under a trained teacher. Great post, Menaka! It should help many, as Thyroid has become as rampant as the common cold! Those bandhas are also good for thyroid. Yoga in itself is a science capable of treating many ailments. Thanks for sharing these. Thanks a ton Kirvani! All will be well dear, Namrata!Suryanamaskar sweats me out, I try doing atleast 20 everyday. sometimes I do stop at 18 though!! Great, start slow and as you go youwill find yourself moving towards a higher level of mindfulness and happiness This is a great encouragement dear Rajlakshmi! Love you! Aww Richa! Sarvangasana my favorite too, I could stay in it as long as I want Sarvangasana and Surya namaskar are my favourite!! It’s great to know that yoga helps. In hyperthyroidism definitely a great post. Soon taking print out for my dad ☺️👌 These are great poses and one feels rejuvenated after these stretches. Everytime I come here, I get to learn something 🙂 I just started doing yoga this year. Thanks Menaka. I have to get my TSH checked this wednesday. ..just part of regular check up. Hope all is well. And if not then SURYANMASKAR zindabaad. This article is useful. Nice article , enjoyed reading it It is actually great Maliny, I have personally tried I never knew yoga was good for thyroid disorders. Good of you to enlighten us, Menaka! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.