Let us know about Yoga for thyroid. Hair loss, constipation, dry skin and increased irritability can be symptoms of thyroid. If you are also struggling with thyroid these days, then along with medicines, include these 5 yoga asanas in your routine.
Medical management is completely based on the symptoms. That’s why no disease can be completely cured. While yoga plays an important role in the management of disorders. In this, along with the symptoms, the causes of the disease are also discovered. So that it can be treated from the root. Various yogasanas or yoga postures help in increasing the blood circulation in the body. It balances and stimulates the neuroendocrine system of the body. Yoga helps in restoring the hormonal balance in the body by stimulating the thyroid and pituitary glands. There are some yogasanas, which can also help you to get rid of thyroid problem. That’s why definitely include them in your fitness routine. For this we spoke to Dr. Amit Khanna, Yoga Therapist and Director of Divine Soul Yoga.
What is thyroid and its problems
The thyroid gland makes hormones that help the body function normally. When the thyroid makes too many hormones, your body uses up energy too quickly. This is called hyperthyroidism. When the hormone is produced less, it is called hypothyroidism. Due to thyroid, problems like fatigue, constipation, dry skin, change in voice, hair fall etc. occur.
These 5 yoga asanas can be helpful in managing thyroid problems.
Dr. Amit explains, ‘This is the basic posture of standing. This asana teaches to attain stability and firmness.
how to do asana
Stand with feet 2 inches apart.
Interlock fingers. Turn the wrist outward. inhale, raise the arms up and
Bring them to shoulder level.
Raise the heels off the floor and balance on the toes.
Stay in this position for 10 -15 seconds.
Exhaling bring the heels down.
Release the interlock of the fingers and bring the arms down parallel to the trunk and
Come back to the standing posture.
Caution: Do not do this asana if you have acute cardiac problems, varicose veins and dizziness.
Urdhava Hastotanasana (Urdhava Hastotanasana)
When the arms are extended upwards, it is known as Urdhva Hastottanasana.
how to do asana
Stand on the ground with feet together or 2 inches apart.
Raise the arms and interlock the fingers.
Slowly tilt the body to the left while looking up and straight.
Exhale and bend the waist down.
Maintain the posture with normal breathing for 15-20 seconds.
Come back to the center and repeat the same exercise on the other side.
Caution: Avoid this asana if you have severe shoulder pain.
Dr. Amit explains, ‘By doing this yoga posture, the body takes the shape of half a wheel. Hence it is called half, wheel asana or ardha-chakrasana.
How to do Half Chakrasana
Extending all the fingers forward together, support the back on the waist.
Tilt the head back and stretch the neck muscles.
While inhaling, bend backward from the waist, exhale and relax.
Hold the posture for 10-30 seconds with normal breathing.
Inhale and slowly come up.
Caution: Please avoid this asana in case of a tendency to dizziness or lightheadedness. Patients of high blood pressure should bend carefully.
It is also known as King of Dance pose.
how to do asana
Stand with feet together.
Focus on a fixed point at eye level.
Bend the right knee and hold the ankle with the right hand behind the body.
Keep both the knees together and maintain balance.
Slowly raise the right leg backwards as high as possible.
Make sure that the right hip is not bent and the leg is raised straight behind the body.
Bringing the tip of the index finger forward, come forward with the left hand.
Put the thumbs of the left hand together to form Gyan Mudra.
Focus the gaze on the left hand.
This is the final position. Maintain the position as long as possible.
Keep the left hand down by the side. Lower the right leg, bringing the knees together.
Extend the right ankle forward and lower the foot to the floor.
Lower the right arm down to the side.
Caution: Avoid the exercise in case of low blood pressure, knee and hip injury.
5 Virabhadrasana (Virabhadrasana)
This asana is based on mythological stories.
how to do asana
Stand up straight. Spread the legs at a distance of about three to four feet.
Turn the right leg out about 90 degrees. Rotate the left leg inward.
Make sure that the heel of the right foot is completely in a straight line.
Raise both the arms in such a way that they are at shoulder height. Turn the palms upwards.
Your arms should be parallel to the ground.
Raise both the hands upwards. Turn the head and torso to the right.
Take a deep breath. As you exhale, bend the right knee.
The right knee and right ankle should be kept in a straight line to form a straight line.
As you get comfortable in the pose, you need to push yourself further.
Push the arms and pelvis down.
Pose as a warrior with a smile on your face.
Breathe in and come out of the pose. While exhaling, lower your arms.
Repeat the pose on the left leg.
Precautions: Avoid knee joint, neck and back pain, arthritis.