Yoga is the only way to lead a simple, easy, and healthy life. Yoga has been practiced in India for years. By doing yoga, not only the body gets healthy, but the mind also remains calm.
However, these days many ways of doing yoga have become prevalent, but all are aimed at a healthy body and mind. The importance of yoga increases in the context of the way our life is very busy and full of various difficulties.
One of our mistakes gives rise to many physical problems and the Thyroid is one of them. These days, everyone has a thyroid. In this article, we will discuss in detail yoga for the thyroid.
Here we will tell that by doing any kind of yoga for the thyroid, one can get rid of this disease. Let us first find out what is thyroid and how many types are there.
The thyroid is the name of a gland found in the neck, not a disease. This gland controls metabolism in the body. Whatever we eat, this gland works to convert it into energy.
In addition, the heart also controls the bones, muscles, and cholesterol. In addition, this gland also produces two types of hormones.
One is T3 ie triiodothyronine and the other is T4 ie thyroxine. When both these hormones become imbalanced, weight gain or loss occurs, which is commonly known as thyroid.
There are two types of thyroid hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, you can know from experience how you have symptoms of the disease. But you must consult your doctor or specialist.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Here are some of the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism–
- You feel a lack of enthusiasm to do anything in your daily routine, lethargy, and a negative attitude in every work.
- Although you do your daily work as before, you still feel more tired.
- You absolutely fail to understand why you are complaining of constipation.
- Your friends suddenly start paying attention to your increasing weight and you cannot explain what the reason is that your food intake has not increased.
- When you look at yourself in the mirror, you see your face bloated.
- You get upset to see that your long thick hair is suddenly getting thin and hair tufts appear scattered all over the house.
- Your menstrual cycle may be irregular (there may be other reasons; get a medical checkup).
- The hair on your face suddenly grows, making you feel ashamed.
- Swelling appears in your throat. It is definitely time to see a doctor.
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
here are some Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism–
- When you eat more than you need or less than normal. A sudden change in appetite. Regardless of the amount of food you consume, you remain slim (if you are trying to gain weight).
- Difficulty sleeping at night.
- You sweat abnormally.
- You live in tension, panic, and haste with small things.
A direct relationship is found between hypothyroidism and tension/stress/tension. But some yoga asanas are believed to be able to maintain the balance of thyroid in the body, whether it is overactive or under-active.
Several studies have shown that yoga has a positive effect in improving thyroid function. That is why in this article I will tell you about 10 such rugs, which can help in making a balance of thyroid in the body.
Let us now know about yoga for thyroid treatment.
Yoga for Thyroid Treatment
Yoga science suggests the practice of such asanas to stimulate the throat to solve the thyroid problem.
It is believed that the practice of these asanas improves circulation in the throat and increases the flow of energy around the thyroid. These asanas increase the stretch and tightness in the throat.
Before you know what yoga for the thyroid, before that we want to make it clear that yoga is beneficial only when it is done with the mind.
What equipment is needed in yoga for thyroid-
All you need to start yoga for the thyroid is a mat. However, a few pieces of yoga tool kit can help support your practice, especially if you’re a beginner.
Mat- Look for a cushioned, non-slip ‘sticky’ mat to support your back and stop your feet and hands from sliding.
Block- These light foam rectangles are great for sitting on to support your back in poses such as Easy pose.
Strap- Use it as an extension of your hands to help you to move deeper into a pose such as Sitting forward bend.
Blanket- Use it to keep you warm in relaxation and restorative poses. Roll it up to support your neck in a backbend.
Brick- It will support your hands in poses such as Extended side angle, or your head in reclining poses.
Bolster- This will support you and help deepen relaxation in restorative poses and deep breathing exercises.
Best 10 poses of Yoga for Thyroid treatment-
The first rule of yoga is that it should be done without any pain and stress. Here we will explain in detail about different Yoga for thyroid one by one.
1-Sarvangasana | Shoulder Stand Pose
It is made up of three words. ‘Sarva’ means all, the body of ‘Anga’ and ‘Asan’ means posture. According to the name, the benefits of this yoga asana are also many. This is the yoga done on the shoulders.
While doing this, the weight of the entire body falls on the shoulders and this has a positive effect on the whole body.
While doing this asana, the stretch is felt on the neck and shoulders, which makes them strong and brings flexibility to the waist.
Performing Sarvangasana helps to re-energize and activate the thyroid and hypothalamus glands. Also, the hormones are balanced, which can reduce the thyroid problem to a great extent.
By doing this asana, the digestive system is also able to function properly and mental stress is also reduced. It is also known as the ‘Queen of Yogasan‘.
This asana accelerates the blood flow to the neck and helps in nourishing the thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism can be cured by this.
How to do it-
- First of all lie back on the ground. Keep hands straight with the body.
- Then raise your legs slowly and move backward.
- After this, lift your hips and waist upwards as well.
- After this, support the back with your hands by resting the elbows on the ground and straighten the legs and knees upwards. Knees and legs should be joined together.
- During this time, the entire weight of the body should be on your shoulders, head, and elbows. Simultaneously the chin is on the chest.
- Stay in this posture for about one to two minutes and keep breathing deeply.
- Now move the legs backward and straighten the hands, keep the waist close to the ground and bring the feet slowly back to the ground.
Caution: Those who have severe thyroid, high blood pressure, back pain, hernia, weakness, or injury to the neck and shoulder should do this asana under the supervision of an instructor.
2-Matsyasana | fish pose
As the name suggests, while doing this, the body becomes fish-shaped. It is called Fish Posa Yoga in English. Like Sarvangasana, this yoga also has many benefits.
Doing this reduces back pain, reduces neck problems, reduces abdominal fat, and most importantly, acts as a panacea in the thyroid.
Due to this, the neck, chest, and shoulders feel stretched, which reduces the tension in the muscles of this part. Also, diseases related to breathing and lungs are also less. If you have constipation, then that too can be cured.
Doing this yoga provides relief in the upper back and brings flexibility in the spine. Those who have pain in knees and back can also get relief from this. This yoga is also good for the eyes.
Meninges increase the blood flow to the thyroid gland. This asana causes a stretch in the neck and neck which stimulates the thyroid gland.
How to do it
- Sit on the ground in the posture of Padmasana and lie down on your back, slowly leaning backward with the help of hands.
- Now lift the body with the help of hands and balance the body on the strength of feet and head.
- After this, hold the left foot with the right hand and the right foot with the left hand.
- During this time, elbows and knees should be adjacent to the ground.
- While in this position, keep breathing and exhale slowly.
- Stay in this state for about 30 seconds to one minute.
- After this, while exhaling, lie down with the support of hands and then get up in the initial state and sit up straight.
- Do three to four cycles like this.
Caution: If you are suffering from any serious spinal disease, pain in the knees, hernia or ulcer, do not do this Yogasana at all.
3- Viparita Karani asana | Legs Up the Wall Pose
This asana must be done under yoga for the thyroid. This asana is almost like Sarvangasana, but it is slightly simpler than that. Doing this helps ease mental tension.
If one is feeling tired or aching in the feet, then doing this asana will give relief and the stretch in the muscles of the feet will also be removed.
By doing this, blood circulation in the body is good. There is also relief from problems like sleeplessness. The muscles of the neck, shoulders, and back are relaxed.
It is also a very beneficial asana of yoga for thyroid patients. By doing this asana, the activity of thyroid is balanced and the problems in this disease are relieved. By doing this, the face also glows.
Antiseptic posture increases blood flow to the thyroid gland and regulates thyroid function. It also relieves stress, insomnia, and anxiety.
How to do it
- Put your yoga mat near the wall and sit facing the wall.
- After that, leaning backward with the support of the hands and raising the hips and feet, stick them directly along the wall.
- Spread the arms away from the body and keep the palms facing up.
- Stay in this posture for about 5-15 minutes.
- Then bend your knees and turn around and sit in a normal position.
Caution: If you have more pain in the back or neck, do not do this asana. Women should not do this asana during menstruation.
4-Halasana |Plow pose
Those who are complaining of diabetes, obesity, and thyroid, they should definitely do halasana. While doing this asana, the posture of the body becomes a plow plowed in the field, hence it is called halasana.
Of course, this is not easy to do, but its benefits are numerous. It is capable of reducing increasing weight by controlling metabolism.
In the complaint of throat disease, headache, and hemorrhoids, doing this asana is also beneficial. Problems like constipation can also be cured by this. When we do this posture, the blood flow in the head starts increasing.
Due to this, hair gets a sufficient amount of minerals, and hair loss starts to decrease. This asana is not easy to do, so do it under the supervision of an instructor and if you are having trouble doing it in the beginning, then you can do half-breathing.
How to do it
- First of all, lie straight on your back on the yoga mat and keep your hands also straight with the body.
- Now slowly raise the legs upwards without bending from the knees and then exhale and move the legs backward while raising the back.
- Try to touch the toes of the feet from the ground. Keep in mind that hands should remain straight in this state.
- This pose is called halasana. While staying in this state for about a minute, slowly come back to the original state.
- Do about three-four such cycles daily.
Caution: Those who have cervical and high blood pressure, do not do it.
Hyperthyroidism patients should not perform halasana as it leads to higher production of thyroid hormone. This asana stretches the neck and stimulates the thyroid gland.
5-Uttrasana | Camel Pose
It is named Ustrasana by combining the words camel and asana. Camel means camel. When we do this asana, our posture is almost like a camel, hence it is called Ustrasana.
By doing this, all types of physical disorders and anger are reduced. When we do this asana, we feel a strain on the neck, due to which it is beneficial in the thyroid.
Apart from this, it is helpful in reducing belly fat, improving the digestive system, and controlling diabetes. If someone has a problem with slip discs or a disease related to the lungs, then taking rest is relieved from these problems.
How to do it
- Before performing this Yogasana, sit in the posture of Vajrasana.
- In this posture, there should be a distance of about one foot between the knees and feet.
- Now stand on your knees and bend backward while breathing.
- Place the right palm on the right heel and the left palm on the left heel.
- Keep in mind that during this time there is no shock in the neck.
- After this, the thighs should be in the right angle from the floor and the head should be tilted backward.
- In this posture, the entire weight of the body should be on the arms and legs.
- While in this state, breathe in slowly and release.
- After staying like this for about a minute, slowly come back to normal.
Caution: Those who have high blood pressure, have hernia problem, have high back pain, are suffering from heart disease, they should not do this practice of yoga for thyroid.
Keep reading this article to know more about yoga for thyroid.
6-Dhanurasana | Bow pose
So far, we have told the postures lying down on the waist or bending on the back, while this asana is done by lying on the stomach.
By doing this, the body attaches like a bow, hence its name Dhanurasana.Doing this stimulates the thyroid glands, allowing the hormones to function optimally. Therefore, this yoga asana is best suited for thyroid patients.
Apart from this, this yoga acts as a panacea for people struggling with obesity, diabetes, and back pain. Those who are constipated or whose pulse is repeatedly shaken from their place, they should also do this asana.
While doing this asana, you feel chest strain and lungs are able to function well. Therefore, it is beneficial for asthma patients.
How to do it
- Lie on your stomach by laying yoga mats on the ground.
- After this, while exhaling, bend the knees and hold both ankles tightly with both hands.
- Now try to raise the head, chest, and thigh while breathing. Raise the body as high as possible.
- While doing this, there will be some distance between your two legs, which after reaching this stage, try to reduce it a bit.
- For some time while breathing in the same posture, breathe in and relax.
- Then take long deep breaths, slowly bring the body down and return to the original position.
Caution: Those who have stones or have hernia and ulcers, should not do this asana.
7-Ujjayi Pranayama | Ocean breath
Those who have thyroid must do Ujjayi Pranayam. While doing this asana, there is a vibration in the thyroid glands present in the neck, which makes these glands work properly.
Also, doing this asana does not reflect the effect of increasing age on the face. By doing this, the heat of the brain is removed and coolness is felt. It also improves digestion capacity.
If you have any liver problems or cough and fever, then doing Ujjayi Pranayama is beneficial. Not only this, doing this asana communicates energy in the body.
If a child licks, he can also do this asana. At the same time, those who have a habit of snoring while sleeping should also do Ujjaya Pranayam.
How to do it
- You sit on the ground in Padmasana or Sukhasana.
- Fill the breath inside the body by tightening the throat. In this way, a sound comes while breathing.
- Try to fill the chest while breathing.
- After this, if you want, you can also put Jalandhar Bandha. In this, the chin is affixed to the chest.
- Now hold the breath as long as possible.
- Then close the right nostril from the right thumb and slowly release the breath from the left nostril.
In addition, you can also exhale through both nostrils, without closing the right nostril.
Caution: Those who have low blood pressure should not do this pranayama.
8-Kapalbhati | Breath of fire
Everyone knows that the root of every disease lies in the stomach. If the stomach is bad, then any type of disease can occur. The thyroid is also one of them.
In this case, Kapalbhati is the best pranayama to cure the stomach. If it is done daily by the rules, then soon good results are seen.
Kapalbhati not only relieves the yoga for thyroid, but the digestive system is good, problems like constipation, gas, and acidity are eliminated from the root.
In addition, the lungs and kidneys work well, memory is fast, hair loss is reduced. Also, weight is controlled, asthma is relieved and the face starts to improve.
How to do it
- For this, you can either sit in Sukhasana, or if possible, you can also sit in Padmasana.
- Now first breathe slowly and release slowly.
- Then slowly exhale through the nose. While doing this your stomach will go inward.
- In the meantime, keep the mouth closed. Neither to breathe nor to breathe through the mouth.
- Keep in mind that do this process slowly, there is definitely no need to apply any kind of emphasis. Otherwise, there may be a loss instead of a profit.
- Keep doing this for as long as possible and when you start getting tired, stop. Do it again after a while.
- Such four-five cycles can do.
Caution: If you have high blood pressure, hernia, respiratory disease, or ulcer, do not do it at all.
9- Janushirasasan | Head-to-Knee Pose
The name of this Yogasana is derived from the combination of two words Janu i.e. knee and head i.e. head. By doing this, one feels stretch and flexibility in the shoulder, abdomen, waist, hips, and knees.
In this sense, it is a suitable yoga regimen for the thyroid. By doing this, the effect of hormones in the body is regularized, due to which the thyroid is relieved.
Apart from this, this yoga also improves the digestive system and calms the mind by relieving fatigue, mental stress, and headaches. The regular practice of this Yogasan gives women relief from menstrual problems.
How to do it
- Sit comfortably on the yoga mat and spread the legs towards the front. Keep the spine absolutely straight.
- Now bend the left knee, keep the left sole near the right thigh and close the left knee with the ground.
- After this, while breathing, raise the hands directly above the head and rotate the waist to the right.
- Then while exhaling, bend forward and try to hold the thumb of the right foot with your hand.
- Also, try to plant elbows from the ground and the head from the knees.
- Stay in this position after holding your breath for a while.
- After this, rise up slowly while breathing and when you are straight, lower your hands.
In this way, one cycle will be completed and then repeat the whole process with the other leg.
Caution: Those who have pain in the lower back or knees, do not do this asana. Also, one should not do it even if there is diarrhea.
10- Shavasana | Corpse Pose
It is called Shavasana because while doing it the body is similar to a dead person. After performing all types of Yogasan, it is finally done. This asana of yoga for thyroid is best suited to relax the body and calm and concentrate the mind.
This makes all the hormones of the bodywork well, relaxes the mind, improves memory, relaxes all muscles, and controls blood pressure. Of course, this posture seems easy to see, but it is a bit difficult to do.
How to do it
- Lie on your back on the yoga mat and keep the hands at a distance from the body. The palms should be facing upwards.
- Keep a distance of about one foot between the legs.
- Keep the head straight and close the eyes.
- Now breathe slowly and release.
- During this time, do not pay attention to the thoughts coming in the brain. Instead, try to focus on your breath and keep yourself relaxed.
- You can stay in this state as long as you want.
Caution: This is the only posture anyone can do.
Note: If you are doing yoga for thyroid the first time, then our advice is to do it under the supervision of a trained yoga trainer.
Keep these precautions while doing yoga
Always keep in mind the limits of your body while doing yoga. If there is ever any pain in doing yoga asana, then never do it.
A little change in the posture according to your needs is also fine. You do not have to do all these asanas at once. You can also practice one or two asanas throughout the day.
Also, all asanas should be practiced under the supervision of a skilled yoga teacher. You can practice any of the above postures based on your body’s convenience.
Be sure to consult your doctor before performing any practice of yoga for thyroid. Make a knot that Yogasanas cannot correct thyroid imbalance.
Yoga is considered to be supportive therapy. It cannot be an alternative to any therapy or medicine.
8 yoga books on Amazon a definitely worth a read-
For those looking for a deeper dive into the thyroid, these eight books might hit the spot:
- Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice-Amazon
- Healing Yoga: Proven Postures to Treat Twenty Common Ailments―Amazon
- Yoga for Stress Management-Amazon
- YOGA: Nutrition Education (Fasting and Eating for Health, Organism Cleaning Principles)-Amazon
- A Beginners Guide To Lose Weight Today With Yoga: Can You Really Lose Weight With Yoga?-Amazon
- Yoga Asanas For Weight Loss: Baba Ramdev Exercise Yoga For Weight Loss in Hindi-Amazon
- Discover The Power Of Yoga For Rapid Weight Loss-Amazon
- Yoga For Beginners: An Easy Yoga Guide To Relieve Stress, Lose Weight, And Heal Your Body-Amazon
Regular practice of all yoga for thyroid or some of these asanas can help improve thyroid function. Do the same posture that you feel good by doing daily. Do not try to do asana in the beginning. Increase practice a little bit every day.
Once you are comfortable in practicing these asanas of yoga for thyroid, you will soon be able to do other difficult yogas as easily.
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Hopefully, you have got all kinds of information related to yoga for the thyroid. If you practice these asanas of yoga for the thyroid regularly, then not only will your thyroid problem reduce, but other diseases will also get rid of it.
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