Yoga for Hypothyroidism
endocrine system, especially the thyroid, regulates one's
yoga practitioners believe that yoga can have a positive and
stimulating impact on the endocrine organs, especially the
thyroid and parathyroid glands.
compressing, stretching and twisting of the yoga postures
is thought to help to massage the endocrine organs, regulating
their function, improving blood flow and nourishing them at
the cellular level.
to Ayurvedic (traditional Indian) medicine, the most effective
yoga posture for an underactive thyroid is the shoulder stand.
(The Indian name for this pose is Sarvangasana, meaning "all
one of the inverted poses, the shoulder stand reverses the
normal effects of gravity and allows blood to flow from the
legs and feet into the neck, where the thyroid gland is located.
By sending oxygenated blood to the neck region, Ayurvedic
practitioners believe the thyroid is nourished and stimulated,
which in turn assists in weight loss, improves circulation
and increases one's metabolism.
here for directions on how to do the shoulder
poses often recommended by yoga teachers and Ayurvedic practitioners
for thyroid stimulation include the head lift, wall hang,
fish pose and bridge pose.
The yoga poses and alternative health treatments presented
in this web site are for general information and discussion
purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for proper
medical advice. Not all of the the yoga poses illustrated
in this site will be suitable for all individuals, especially
individuals with existing medical concerns. Consult your physician
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if you have any health concerns such as pregnancy, detached
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