Best Yoga Poses For Thyroid Problems
Practicing yoga in general, has tremendous benefits for our health, especially yoga poses in curing certain health problems like thyroid disorder.
The various styles of stretching, twisting and compressing poses, massage the thyroid gland and instruct it to release the hormone called thyroxin, which helps overall body metabolism.
This list of 10 yoga poses, ensures effective solution both in case of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism condition.
1. Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand pose)
Sarvangasana is the most important pose to stimulate thyroid gland and control thyroxin.
In this pose, blood – flows from legs to the head region due to its inverted condition, helping the process of curing the thyroid.
2. Viparitakarani (Inverted Pose)
The meaning of Viparita is ‘reverse’ and Karni means – ‘by which’.
Viparitakarni helps to balance the functioning of thyroid, and eases the complications caused by hypo-active thyroid. This is also one of the most important asanas for thyroid disorder.
3. Halasana (Plough pose)
Hala means plough.
The pose resemble to Indian plough hence it is called halasana. This yoga exercise gives compression to the neck and stimulates the thyroid gland.
4. Matsyasana (Fish pose)
Matsya means fish, as the asana takes the form of a fish. Matsyasana provides adequate stretching to the neck region thereby stimulate the thyroid gland as well.
5. Ustrasana (Camel pose)
This asana also give stretch to the neck by massaging the thyroid gland.
6. Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
Kapalbhati and Pranayamas (Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, Bhastrika Pranayama, Ujjayi Pranayama): All these pranayamas, Surya Namaskar and Kapalbhati are very beneficial to reduce the symptoms of a thyroid disorder.
7. Bhujangasana (The cobra poses)
There are some sorts of compressing and stretching in the neck while performing advanced Bhujangasana, which helps in regulating the thyroid gland.
8. Setubandh Sarvangasana (Bridge formation pose)
Among many yoga poses helpful for managing function of the thyroid gland, bridge formation pose is included here.
While performing Setubandh sarvangasana, if the practitioner succeed in forming a good bridge pose, the neck gets a significant amount of stretch, which is good for the thyroid gland.
9. Sirshasana (Headstand pose)
Sirshasana is also great yoga posture to manage thyroid gland problems.
This pose acts directly on the thyroid gland, helping to balance the metabolic functions. Malfunctioning of the thyroid can result in many ailments either directly or indirectly, and Sirshasana as yoga pose, helps bringing the perfect health to this vital organ.
10. Dhanurasana (The Bow pose)
The bow pose, massage the thyroid gland effectively and compel the gland to produce required amount of hormone to control the thyroid gland.
As you can see, there are some holistic ways to approach to this problem, and it is always better trying to cure thyroid gland with these methods, before turning to medicine.
But, if you see they don’t work well upon the diagnosis you have, you can always turn to medical solution to solve this problem.
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