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Yoga to overcome thyroid disorder

One in ten adults in India suffers from Hypothyroidism. A survey conducted by Indian Thyroid Society has revealed that the awareness of such a disorder is very low compared to other common ailments such as Asthma, Cholestrol, Depression, Diabetes, Insomnia and Heart related disorders. impairs normal functioning of the thyroid gland causing abnormal production of hormones leading to hyperthyroidism. Thyroid disorder or more commonly termed in a layman’s language as ‘Thyroid problem’ is more prevalent among women, who are three times more likely to be affected compared to men. This disorder plagues women in the age group of 46-54 years.

What is Thyroid?

Thyroid is a hormone which controls your body’s metabolism in many ways, including how fast you burn your calories and gauging the heart beat. It is a small butterfly-shaped gland found at the base of your neck.The prevalance of hypothyroidism in the developed world is estimated to be about 4-5%. Thyroid disorder

Signs and symptoms of Hypothyroidism

  • Abnormal menstrual bleeding
  • Tendencies of depression
  • Hoarse voice
  • Tiredness
  • Feeling cold (when others are not)
  • Weight gain
  • Slow heart rate
  • Dry, thinning of hair
  • Constipation

Yogrishi Baba Ramdev-ji has suggested certain Yoga and Pranayama to overcome/control Thyroid disorders. Yogrishi Baba Ramdev-ji suggests doing Ujjayi Pranayama can cure Thyroid disorder. Regularly performing Ujjayi Pranayama will eliminate the root cause of Thyroid. Known as Ocean Breath’ or ‘Victorious Breath’; this is a system of Yoga that frees your body from toxins and helps in the intake of sufficient Oxygen to build vitality in the body.

Sarwangasana is one of the advanced Yoga pose packed with lot of health benefits. It strengthens the inner parts of your body and keeps it strong and healthy. It is also called as the shoulder stand pose. Halasana is another yogic posture – which if practiced regularly gives compression to the neck and stimulates the thyroid glands. This pose resembles the Indian plough and hence called Halasana.

Ushtrasana or the camel pose helps in stimulating the Thyroid glands and cool down the body and de-stress oneself. Matsya means fish, in the final pose it takes the form of a fish. This pose provides adequate stretching to the neck region and thereby stimulating the thyroid gland.

Simha means Lion and this pose resembles that of a Lion and hence called Simhasana. In this asana the facial expressions of a practitioner are changed to resemble a lion which is also known as Simha Mudra. This asana also stimulates the platysma, which is a flat skinny muscle within the front of the throat.