Thyroid is a much talked about condition. Let’s spend some time to quickly understand what can help you recover from it, by using Yoga.
This gland is located in the neck region and releases the thyroxin hormone which helps in body metabolism. Thyroid can be of 2 types – Hyper and Hypo thyroidism. We meet many people who ask us for specific asanas to heal. While you focus on those asanas more, you also need to work on your complete body. We cannot just exercise one part of our body/organ. If you are focusing on specific asanas, do it post suryanamaskars under proper guidance.
Below are some Thyroid focusing asanas to start with, before you do that, do have a word with the Yoga teacher.
In every Total Yoga class we do Bandhas as we believethey are very effective energy locks. Jalandhar bandha is also known as the chin lock and stimulates the thyroid glands. It also works on the Vishuddhi Chakra!
Popularly called the Shoulder stand – Sarvangasana is an important pose to stimulate the thyroid gland and control thyroxin. In this pose there is reverse blood flow working on your skin, face, head and throat of course!
Most often,from Sarvangasana we move slowly to Halasana. In this pose compression is on the neck and it stimulates thyroid glands.
Sirshasana is one of the finest Yoga poses! Also called as the head stand it acts directly on the thyroid glands, helping to balance the metabolic functions.
This is generally the last asana in practice. In this asana you take the form of Fish, hence matsyasana. This asana provides adequate stretch to the thyroid and parasympathetic glands and stimulate it.
Although yoga as a practice is therapeutic, there are significant differences between a yoga class and a yoga therapy session.There is a lot more to thyroid and the above asanas. Do speak to your Yoga intructors and doctors for more understanding. Yoga is a tool which is used differently for fitness and therapy.
Total Yoga is a balanced style of Yoga that focuses on Fitness training and Mindfulness practice equally.