The thyroid gland is a very important gland as it plays a key role in how your body functions, the primary function being regulating your body’s metabolism by releasing certain thyroid functions. An imbalance of these hormones in the body virtually impacts all the systems of the body. Keeping these glands active is essential to keep thyroid disorders at bay.Yogic techniques massage the thyroid glands and balance the functioning of the endocrine system.
Matsyasana or fish pose is well-suited for the needs of thyroid patients. It lowers stress and relaxes the body, which is significant as the imbalance of thyroid levels can cause mood swings and depression.
The levels of thyroid hormones released into the body are controlled by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. The pigeon pose or eka pada rajakapotasan is a powerful posture to ward off illness and rejuvenate the thyroid glands.
Setubandhasana or the bridge pose exerts a pressure on the neck, which helps stimulate blood circulation in the thyroid gland so that it can function optimally and balance the hormones. Here are some more yoga asanas to relieve symptoms of thyroid disorders.
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Published: March 9, 2015 10:23 am | Updated:June 11, 2015 6:32 pm