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Yoga Asanas For Thyroid Problems : A Naturally Healthy Thyroid

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Sarvanga Asana: It has a good impact on the nervous system and cures thyroid imbalance. Boosts blood circulation and pushes purified blood to the thyroid gland. Matsya asana: Releases pressure on neck and tongue, improves lower back, spine and core region and improves the nervous system.

Why Is The Thyroid So Important?

We are driven by the fear of fatal ailments from cancer to diabetes and our energies and our health consciousness are focused on keeping ourselves safe from these disorders. But what if there are one organ that controls almost every aspect of how the body responds to internal and external stimuli by releasing or suppressing hormones? This one organ, the thyroid, not only determines the reaction in our body but the impact of the chemicals on every other other organ and process.

A balanced, optimally functioning thyroid augers well for a healthy basal metabolic rate, cardiovascular system, hormone production, glucose, protein, bone and cholesterol metabolism, red blood cell production, and gastrointestinal, liver function, gall bladder and brain function.

Balancing Thyroid Function The Yoga Way

If you are looking to naturally cure any imbalances in your thyroid functioning you can take the Yoga route to trigger the body’s self-healing process. Here are two asanas that you can practice daily to bring equilibrium and heal multiple ailments:

Sarvanga Asana

Introduction

People who practice Yoga vouch by importance of the Sarvanga- asana. It positively impacts not just the nervous system but is a perfect asana for thyroid gland imbalances. This asana activates the blood circulation process (reverse flow) stimulating the thyroid gland and the entire varicose –vein system . While performing this asana, the thyroid stays below the heart forcing purified blood to nourish the thyroid gland.

Sarvanga Asana: Yoga for Thyroid Treatment

Sarvanga Asana

Method

  •  Lay on your back or in a dorsal position.
  •  Keep both legs together and inhaling deeply raise both legs slowly.
  •  Using your palms to support your lower back raise your hips along with your legs.
  •  Keeping your elbows as support for your back raise your legs high till your hips, back and legs are vertically in one straight parallel line.
  •  The elbows will ensure support for the the shoulders and neck.
  •  In this position the Thyroid gland gets pressed by your chin.
  •  Ensure that your body alignment is vertical without tilting either left or right.
  •  Breathe normally while in this position and try to relax your body.
  •  Your entire body weight should be supported by your shoulders.

Best time: Early morning or evening.

Duration: Start with 2 mins and extend up to 10 mins.

Benefits

  • Thyroid gland and its hormones which regulate growth and development of all body systems and processes.
  • Blood circulation, nerve stimulation and digestive system.

Matsya Asana

Matsya-asana literally means swimming like a fish in flooding water. Don’t get put off by the name as this asana is actually quite easy.

Matsya asana: Thyroid Treatment in Yoga

Matsya asana

Steps

This asana can be performed in three various steps:

1st Step

  • Lay on your back or in dorsal position.
  • Get into lotus pose or Padma Asana (Place right leg on left thigh and left leg on right thigh).
  • Fold your hands from the elbow behind your head and rest your head on folded arm like you keep your head on pillow.

2nd Step

  • Lay on your back or in dorsal position.
  • Get into lotus pose or Padma Asana (Place right leg on left thigh and left leg on right thigh).
  • Hold left toe with right hand and right toe with left hand.

3rd Step

  • Lay on your back or in dorsal position.
  • Get into lotus pose or Padma Asana (Place right leg on left thigh and left leg on right thigh).
  • Bend your head backwards from the neck such that you create an arc.
  • Try to remain in this posture for at least minimum 15 secs initially. Increase duration as per capacity.

Benefits

  •  Practice this asana soon after Sarbanga- asana to ease the pressure on the neck and tongue.
  •  Improves back muscles and strengthen back bone
  •  Improves nervous system

 

 

Ashutosh Mukherjee

Ashutosh teaches yoga based on ancient Vedic philosophy, across various yoga retreats in India. He believes that the Sun is the supreme energy and that the seven spectrums generate inner energy of life which help body and mind to achieve your desired goals. He is a Yoga teacher and health and yoga.com community,UK member and a recognised conference speaker/Teacher.

Ashutosh Mukherjee

Ashutosh teaches yoga based on ancient Vedic philosophy, across various yoga retreats in India. He believes that the Sun is the supreme energy and that the seven spectrums generate inner energy of life which help body and mind to achieve your desired goals. He is a Yoga teacher and health and yoga.com community,UK member and a recognised conference speaker/Teacher.

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Agnes WAw
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Thank you Anna Siembiga - I must add it to my daily yoga routine :) but I am so hypo now that it might be dangerous for me actually :) Therefore I like it!

Joy Kennedy
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Yvette Filatoff Wilson....one for New Years!

Vasupradha Mohan
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Do yoga regularly to avoid thyroid problems ( sarvangasana)

Renata Kaminska
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I swear I will try yoga soon!! I'll try anything that might help me feel like my old self.

Moon Powell
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I've always wondered this. If I don't have a thyroid will these things still benefit me In conjunction with my meds. I know I refer to myself as post surgical hypothyroidism but I'd still like to know how to live with this condition and most info out there is hypo or hyper when you still have yours.

Martha Arif
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I wil want to know more about thank you !

Ayurveda
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Yes we have received it. We are working on it!

Vijaya Radhika Vallamala
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it really works because i am the witness, yoga is best for ur overall health it cures certain deadly diseases also

Evelyn Toth
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You cant cure thyroid condition with this! Very misleading article that will give false hope.

Michelle Willcutt
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I have softball but tomorrow before we workout for sure lol \U0001f606

Nathan Andrade
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Let me know if you want me to go over later and do these with you! :)

Ayurveda
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Give it a try! Hoping for a speedy recovery

Angle Anu
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i have attached pls do check

Helen Askew Lawrence
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I have just been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I hope this works, I feel terrible. :-(

Sandra Blakeman
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Sure wish I could bend these ways..abdominal area too large...sigh

Kerry Washington
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Neil Simpson yoga could be good for you. Great for the body and mind. Think of all the stretchy ladies too! \U0001f602Haha!

Seth Hughes
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Jessica J. Ellison Ayurveda \U0001f44d\U0001f3ff

Malek Tabbara
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Thanks :) interesting how i did this in my yoga class yet didn't know what it was for.

Ayurveda
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Could you send us a screenshot please! :)

Angle Anu
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hi links are not working completely there will be a blank page nothing is visible

Kelly Pastori
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Colleen Barrows because both of these might interest you!