YOGA FOR RELIEF THROID PROBLEMS AND DISORDERS
Thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland in front of the neck region. It has an important role in regulating numerous metabolic processes throughout the body. Since the thyroid gland is controlled by the pituitary and hypothalamus, disorders of these tissues can also affect the functioning of thyroid leading to problems and disorders along with hormonal imbalance.
The few YOGA asanas recommended are:
SALAMBHA SARVANG ASANA: This is an inverted posture asana, also known as the supported shoulder pose. Inverted posture are hugely therapeutic, however must be performed with utmost precaution.
Getting into the asana: Lie flat on your back. Slowly lift your legs up and raise your lower body, keeping the weight on your shoulders. Support your body with your hands and elbows resting on the floor. Stay in the posture for a few seconds (till comfortable) and then slowly bring your body down to normal posture. Remember; The shoulders remain on the floor and you are using them to balance. Make sure that your shoulder blades are tucked in underneath you and that your elbows are close together.
BHUJANG ASANA: This asana is also known as the ‘Cobra’ pose, as the final posture resembles that of a cobra. It is a backward bending asana. Do not perform this asana if you have hernia, stomach ulcer, heart ailments including high blood pressure etc.
Getting into the asana: Lie flat on the ground on your stomach and toes pointed out. Place the palms next to your chest. Simply inhale and lift your upper body, such that the spine is curved. Look upwards. Breathe normally and hold the asana for a few seconds. Gently release the asana.
DHANUR ASANA: The name of this posture is derived from ‘Dhanu’ meaning bow, as the final posture resemble a bow. It is a backward bending asana. This asana should not be performed, if you have colitis, hernia, high blood pressure etc.
Getting into asana: Lie flat on the ground, on your stomach. Slowly fold your knees, such that the heels reach near the hips. Now, reach for the right foot with the right hand and similarly on the left. Once the feet are well held, Inhale and raise the upper and lower body, with the stomach area on the ground. Breathe normally and hold this posture for a few seconds. Gently release the asana.
USTRA ASANA: Ustra in Sanskrit means ‘Camel’. It is a backward bending asana. It is also helpful in correcting posture and relieving stomach cramps. Do not practice this asana if you have severe diarrhoea, constipation, migraine or hypertension etc.
Getting into the asana: Sit in Vajra asana and lift your hips and upper body, such that the spine is straight. Now, reach for the right heel with your right hand. Once this is achieved, reach for the left heel with the left hand. When both heels are held, then stretch your neck backwards. Hold the posture for a few seconds. Breathe normally. Gently release the asana.
Follow the link for the YouTube Tutorial:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEkB0MP7LU8
Suggested beneficial FOOD ingredients:
Avoid raw salads, especially raw cabbage
*Disclaimer: The asanas suggested are not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any medical condition or to replace your healthcare provider and/or do not constitute medical advice. The above information has been shared as a recommendation only. Please consult a physician before practicing the above and should be done under expert guidance.