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Yoga for Thyroid – 7 Best Poses to Control Thyroid




Yoga makes for an excellent choice to treat a variety of illnesses. It promotes holistic healing and can be used to target thyroid problems. Here are seven useful poses to try out.

7 Yoga Poses for Thyroid

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1. Shoulder Stand

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One of the best poses to treat thyroid issues is the shoulder stand. It targets shoulder and neck areas.

How to perform:

  • Place a folded blanket on the floor. Lie down on your back and press palms down.
  • Press back down for support. Draw in a deep breath and lift up your legs perpendicular to the floor. Exhale gently and pull legs over head.
  • Bring hands down towards your back to support your lower body. Gently push your lower upwards and your feet higher up.
  • Align your hips with your spine. Draw your chin inwards and your neck in place.
  • Gently come off the position and place your legs back down. Repeat.

Benefits:

  • Activates the thyroid gland and massages stomach muscles.
  • Relaxes the mind and alleviates stress.

[ Read: Yoga for Neck Pain ]




2. Bridge Pose

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Bridge pose is performed to target the shoulders, neck, lower back and leg muscles. It invigorates the thyroid gland.

How to Perform:

  • Place a blanket on the floor and lie down flat on your back.
  • Fold your knees and pull your heels as close to your buttocks as possible.
  • Draw in a deep breath and gently lift up your buttocks and back in the air.
  • Place your arms on the floor and interlock fingers.
  • Stay still for 30 seconds and slowly bring your back down to the floor.
  • Repeat.

Benefits:

  • Activates the thyroid.
  • Aids digestion.
  • Assist with menopause.

[ Read: Yoga for Weight Loss ]




3. Matsyasana( Fish Pose)

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Better known as the fish pose, it is used to relax the entire body and kick start thyroid activity.

How to perform:

  • Lie on your back and stretch your legs out.
  • Place your palms below your buttocks for support.
  • Keeping your head glued to the floor, gently lift up your upper torso.
  • Your legs and head should remain glued to the floor.
  • Use elbow strength to stay in position for 30 seconds.
  • Exhale as you release from position.

Benefits:

  • Makes the body absorb more nutrition.
  • Alleviates respiratory issues.

[ Read: Yoga Poses to Reduce Belly Fat ]




4. Halasana

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This is an advanced pose that works on the thyroid, neck and back.

How to perform:

  • Lie flat on the floor and place arms by your side.
  • Lift up your legs perpendicular to your body.
  • Place hands below lower back to support it and push your lower torso upwards.
  • Gently push your toes backwards and over your head.
  • Try to touch the floor behind you using your toes.
  • Stay in position for 30 seconds before slowly releasing.
  • Exhale and repeat.

Benefits:

  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Stimulates sinus and reproductive organs.

[ Read: Yoga Poses for Abs ]




5. Cat-Cow Pose

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This is a relaxing pose to stimulate the thyroid, respiratory organs and back.

How to perform:

  • Stay on all floors and draw in a deep breath.
  • Gently stretch your upper torso to the front and lift your head up.
  • Stay in position for 30 seconds and return to the starting pose.
  • Gently push your upper back towards the ceiling and suck your navel inwards.
  • Return to basic position and repeat.

Benefits:

  • Relaxes the back.
  • Strengthens neck muscles.

[ Read: Yoga for Stronger Arms ]




6. Camel Pose

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Camel pose is carried out to reduce anxiety and promote thyroid health.

How to perform:

  • Sit on your knees and extend legs behind your back and spread them out slightly.
  • Stretch your hands backwards and place them on your heels.
  • Gently push your upper torso backwards, allow head to fall back, while staring at the ceiling.
  • Remain in position for 30 seconds and draw in a deep breath.
  • Gently release from pose and exhale.

Benefits:

  • Stimulates endocrine system.
  • Enhances back and calf muscles.

[ Read: Yoga Poses to Increase Breast Size ]

7. Cobra Pose

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Cobra pose gently stimulates thyroid and rejuvenates neck muscles.

Ho to perform:

  • Place a blanket on the floor and lie face down.
  • Place your palms next to your chest and.
  • Press down gently and lift up your upper torso.
  • Your lower torso should stay glued to the floor.
  • Your elbows should remain steady and let you stay in position for 30 seconds.
  • Allow your head to fall backwards.
  • Inhale a deep breath while in position, Exhale and bring your body back down to the ground. Repeat.

Benefits:

  • Opens up chest and shoulder muscles.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety.

Yoga can effectively treat thyroid issues. You must, however, practice these poses regularly for best results.

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Yoga makes for an excellent choice to treat a variety of illnesses. It promotes holistic healing and can be used to target thyroid problems. Here are seven

Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "BeautyEpic.com". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.

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