In recent years, Thyroid disorder has become increasingly common. The hormones secreted by the thyroid gland, affect a person’s growth, metabolism and even body temperature. When unchecked, thyroid disorder can impact physical and mental health. Research has shown a direct relationship between elevated stress levels and the hormonal imbalance caused due to these disorders. As such, an effective corrective measure is to use Yoga for Thyroid. There are several Yoga poses for Thyroid, but some are quite advanced and should be attempted with caution. These poses relieve stress and by extension the disorders. Listed below are 7 of these asanas which are very useful in dealing with Thyroid –

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7 Yoga Poses for Thyroid with Picture

1. Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand):

Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)

  • Begin with lying down on your back. Keep your legs together and hands by your side.
  • Inhale and set your feet against the floor by bending your knees. Gently raise your legs upwards forming a 90-degree angle with your body.
  • Next, lift your buttocks and back and raise your entire body up high, forming a straight line. While doing so, place your hands on your lower back, allowing your elbows to support your body.
  • Once you find your balance while performing this asana, point your toes out and ensure that your body weight lies on your shoulders and upper arms; not on your head and neck.
  • Hold this pose for 30-60 seconds. Breathe deeply while you do so.

2. Halasana (Plough pose):

 Halasana (Plough Pose)

  • Begin with lying down on your back, keeping your hands by your side and palms facing downwards.
  • Inhale and lift your feet off the mat-forming a 90-degree angle.
  • Next, support your hips with your hands and lift them off the floor and allow your feet to form a 180-degree angle. Set your gaze at your navel.
  • Focus on your breath and hold this pose for 30-60 seconds. Exhale as you release the pose.

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3. Matsyasana (Fish Pose):

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

  • Begin with lying down straight on your back and place your arms on either side comfortably.
  • Place your hands under your hips with your palms facing downwards. Next, bring your elbows close to each other.
  • Cross your legs in front such that your thighs and knees are placed flat on the floor.
  • Inhale and lift your chest and head off the ground, touching your crown to the floor. Ensure that your body weight is on your elbows and not on your head.
  • Hold this pose for 30 seconds or until you are comfortable. Read more