5 yoga poses to stimulate the Thyroid glands

Monday, April 16, 2018
5 yoga poses to stimulate the thyroid glands

Thyroid problem are common among Indians, especially women. One in ten adults in India suffer from hypothyroidism. According to a study published in the Lancet journal, over 42 million people suffer from this disorder. 

Doctors say that hypothyroidism can lead to many metabolic disorders such as diabetes, cardiac problems. Here are some yoga asanas and lifestyle modifications that can help you keep your thyroid gland healthy...
Yoga Asanas: 

1. Sarvangasana: It is also known as shoulder stand pose. It stimulates thyroid gland and control thyroxin. In this pose,  blood flow from legs to head region due to its inverted condition. the chin 

2. Halasana  or Plough pose stretches the vertebre column and shoulders. It compresses the neck and stimulates the thyroid glands.

3. Surya Namaskar streches the wholebody and improves the blood circulation in each and every part of the body. It helps in reducing the symptoms of hypothyroidism.  

4. Bhujangasana  or the cobra pose stretches the neck region and helps in regulating thyroid glands.

5. etubandh sarvangasana  or bridge formation pose is one of the important yoga for thyroid disorder. It stretches the neck, chest and abdomen. 

Diet modifications:

Limit your fat and carbohydrate intake and eat more green and leafy vegetables.

Include seasonal fruits, ginger, black walnut in your diet. 

Consume food rich in Iodine such as curd, fish, meat, eggs, radish,  carrots, pumpkin, sprouts etc.

Avoid cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli

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