Eureka! Do you know that yoga can help you reverse thyroid?

Published on: 7 April 2022, 09:00 am IST

Popping pills to reverse thyroid is a thing of the past. Read this to know how yoga can help you fix your thyroid naturally.

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Let’s fix thyroid with yoga! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Without a doubt, yoga is one of the most holistic approaches to treat a problem. However bigger or smaller the health issue is, yoga is the master key that might cure or at least help you lead a quality life even with an ailment. Then may it be hypertension or thyroid.

For today, let’s draw our attention to the thyroid because this is one problem most of us deal with. Another reason that makes thyroid the worst of them all is that it impacts us from head to toe. From your hair, skin, weight, and the list can just go on and on. That’s why it becomes all the more important to tackle it right away.

“According to several studies that were conducted, statistics show that approximately 1 in 3 people in India suffered from some kind of thyroid disorder. There are mainly 2 kinds of thyroid disorders – Hypothyroidism (insufficient thyroid hormones) and Hyperthyroidism (excessive thyroid hormones),” says yoga expert Grand Master Akshar.

One of the main symptoms of thyroid is weight gain, or weight loss caused due to hormonal imbalances, delay in menstrual cycles, excessive bleeding etc. One of the main factors for thyroid-related conditions is stress and anxiety.

And for that we recommend yoga. Come let’s find out how yoga can do the magic trick in reversing thyroid.

Grand Master Akshar recommends these 4 yoga poses to reverse thyroid

Ustrasana aka Camel Pose

Steps

  • Kneel down with pelvis lifted.
  • Place your palms on your heels
  • The arms are straight
  • Inhale and push your pelvis forward
  • Bend back
  • Stay for a couple of breaths.

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    Ustrasana. Image courtesy: Grand Master Akshar

Matsyasana aka Fish Pose

Steps

  • Lie down on your back
  • Place your elbows/forearms on the ground or use your palms to lift up your shoulders and place the top of your head on the mat
  • You can keep your legs straight or bend your knees.

Tips to keep in mind while doing fish pose: Avoid if you have neck pain, spondylitis, and high blood pressure.

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Matsyasana or the fish pose is full of benefits! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Halasana aka Plough Pose

Steps

  • Lie on your back
  • Use your lower abdominal muscles to lift your legs up 90 degrees
  • You can use momentum to lift the pelvis up and support your lower back with the palms as required
  • Drop your legs back behind your head, try to touch your toes down
  • Press your palms firmly into the back and slowly lower down with support
  • Hold the asana for a while

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    Weight is just a yoga pose away. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Tips to keep in mind while doing plough pose: Those having lumbago, neck pain, spondylitis, and high blood pressure should not practice this posture.

Sarvangasana aka shoulder stand

Steps

  • Lie on your back
  • Use your lower abdominal muscles to lift your legs up 90 degrees
  • You can use momentum to lift the pelvis up and support your lower back with the palms as required
  • Try to align your shoulder, torso, pelvis, legs, and feet.
  • Focus your gaze on your feet.

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    Sarvangasana has several benefits. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Tips to keep in mind while doing

  • Practitioners with wrist, neck, or shoulder issues should refrain from performing this asana.
  • Women must refrain from performing this asana during menstruation or pregnancy
  • Practitioners who are suffering from enlarged thyroid, liver or spleen, cervical spondylitis, slipped disc and high blood pressure or other heart ailments must not be performing this asana
  • Just ensure that you practice each pose/asana for 10 seconds each and repeat 5 sets.Yoga asanas use scientific alignment to create shapes with the body that gently massages the thyroid gland. Through poses that make you twist, and go upside down, etc. it stimulates the functioning of the thyroid gland. This additionally helps the body to build up a healthy metabolism.

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    Remember to consult a physician before you start practicing yoga to check which kind of thyroid disorder you are suffering from. However, yoga asanas are comparatively a gentle and soothing form of exercise for good health.

    So ladies, don’t let thyroid be a roadblock in your life because now you have yoga to rescue you.

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.

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