Yoga is an ancient eastern exercise, proven to be a great health simulator. Today modern medicine confirms that it cal also be a reset button for a damaged thyroid gland.
It does not takes to be an expert or experienced yoga practitioner to understand that the different yoga moves act as a healthy stratch for different body parts. Thus, all of the moves are not accidentally invented and brings different health benefits. Today it is proven that yoga can help you cope: back pain, neck pain, stiff knees, posture, stress and anxiety, headaches, abdominal problems, heath health and so much more.
All About the Thyroid
Thyroid gland is a very important part of our organism. It produces the thyroxin, a hormone which is responsible for regulating our metabolism. It also affects our vital body organs, hence is important for so many functions of the organism, such as heart and liver function.
Statistcs show that more then 20 million in US have thyroid disease or dis-functionality of the thyroid gland.
Some of the main reasons for thyroid dis-functionality includes :
- Iodine deficiency
- Chronic Infection
- Usage of Toxic Materials
- Medication Usage
The main characteristics, hence symptoms of the disease are manifested through our skin and body. The disease itself brings slow metabolism rate so patients tends to gain weight, gets low libido, low energy and memory difficulties. After all, it is a hormonal problem. Also symptoms occur when patients gets dry, waxy or inflamed skin, brittle hair or damaged nails.
Yoga Poses For Thyroid Dis-function
Sarvangasana- The Shoulder Stand
“Sarva” means “all” or “whole”; “anga” means “body part”; and “asana” means “posture” or “pose” in Sanskrit. The object of the exercise is to bring the entire body in line to rest on the shoulders. While performing this pose, be mindful of keeping your legs and back straight and balanced, regular abdominal breathing, and focus on your throat and thyroid. We want to stimulate the thyroid but not put undue pressure on it.
This exercise will put you in a position to rest the shoulders. In the time performing the pose, back and neck stays straight in line, the head goes low and through smooth exhaling you are stimulating your thyroid. These pose is powerful and should be avoided by people with high blood pressure.
Matsya Asana – Fish Pose
Perform this exercise after Sarvangasana. It will stretch the back in reversed direction also elongates the neck and thyroid. The neck is opened and blood flow simulated to the thyroid. The patients who have had serious neck or back injury should avoid the pose.
One of the main functions of the ancient stretch poses are to reduce stress, and stimulate the endocrine system of which the thyroid is a part. These are just the poses you focus to stimulates lymph and blood flow and restore your thyroid level.