10 Yoga Poses Helpful To Keep Thyroid Under Control
By: Shweta Tue, 26 May 2020 09:24:36
Thyroid disorders are conditions that affect the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. The thyroid has important roles to regulate numerous metabolic processes throughout the body. Different types of thyroid disorders affect either its structure or function. Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are among the most common thyroid disorders.
Yoga has great significance in treating thyroid disorder. The various stretching, twisting and compressing yoga asanas massage the thyroid gland and instruct it to release thyroxin thereby helps in body metabolism.Yoga is one of the important natural solutions to treat thyroid disorders. The different Yoga poses provide thyroid treatment. These poses are also beneficial in the prevention and management of thyroid.
Here is a list of 10 yoga poses which can be beneficial for both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
* Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand pose):
Sarvangasana is thepose you performlying on your back, with knees slightly bent, and feet lifted in the air. It is the most important pose to stimulate the thyroid gland and control thyroxin. This is the most effective yoga pose where blood flow from legs to head region due to its inverted condition therapy helps in the curing of the thyroid.
* Viparitakarani (Inverted Pose):
The meaning of Viparita is ‘reverse’ and Karni means is ‘by which’. Viparitakarni helps to balance the functioning of the thyroid and eases the complication caused by hypoactive thyroid. This is also one of the important asanas for thyroid disorder.
* Halasana (Plough pose):
Hala means plough. The pose resembles Indian plough where you lie on your back and with hands by your side, you lift your legs and stretch them over your head, hence it is called halasana. This yoga exercise gives compression to the neck and stimulates the thyroid glands.
* Matsyasana (Fish Pose):
Matsya means fish, in the final pose, the asana takes the form of fish. Hence the name is Matsyasana. Matsyasana provides adequate stretching to the neck region thereby stimulate the thyroid gland.
* Ustrasana (Camel Pose):
This asana is when you kneel on the floor with your back straight and bend your spine backwards and touch the heels of your feet using your hands. It gives stretch to the neck.
* 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 thyroid.
* Bhujangasana (The cobra poses):
There are some sorts of compressing and stretching in the neck while performing advanced Bhujangasana, which helps in regulating thyroid glands.
* Setubandh Sarvangasana (Bridge formation pose):
This is one of the important yoga for thyroid disorder. While performing Setubandh Sarvangasana, if the practitioner success in forming a good bridge, the neck get an ample amount of stretch, which is good for the thyroid gland.
* Sirshasana (Headstand pose):
Sirshasana is one of the finest Yoga postures to manage the thyroid gland. Sirshasana acts directly on the thyroid glands, helping to balance the metabolic functions and bring about wakefulness and alertness, but without excessive nervousness. Malfunctioning of the thyroid can result in many ailments either directly or indirectly. Sirshasana helps to bring perfect health to this vital organ.
* Dhanurasana (The Bow Pose):
The bow poses massage the thyroid gland effectively and compels the gland to produce the required amount of hormone to control thyroid.