Why is the thyroid gland so important?
We are driven by the concern of fatal ailments starting from cancer to diabetes and our health consciousness and energies are focused on keeping ourselves far away from these diseases. But what will happen if there is one organ that controls every way of how to body responds to external and internal stumuli by suppressing or releasing hormones? That organ is the thyroid, which not just determines the reaction in the boy, but also the impact of the chemicals on every other process and organ.
A balanced and optimally functioning thyroid augers well for healthy cardiovascular system, basal metabolic rate, hormone production, protein, glucose, cholesterol and bone metabolism, liver function, red blood cell production, gastrointestinal function, brain and gall bladder function.
Balance the thyroid function with yoga
If you want to naturally cure any imbalances in the function of your thyroid, you can take Yoga to trigger the self-healing process of the body. Here we will present you two asanas that you can practice it every day to heal multiple ailments:
Those people who practice Yoga assure the importance of the Sarvanga – asana. It impacts positively the nervous system, but also, it is the perfect asana for the thyroid imbalances. It activates the blood circulation process and stimulates the thyroid gland and the whole varicose – vein system. While performing the Sarvanga asana, your thyroid stays below the heart and forces the purified blood to nourish the thyroid gland.
Lay on the back or in a dorsal position. Keep the legs together and inhaling deeply raise the legs slowly. Use the palms to support the lower back raise the hips together with your legs. Keep the elbows as a support for the back raise the legs high till the hips, back and legs are vertically positioned in one straight parallel line. The elbows will give support to the neck and shoulder. In such a position, your thyroid is pressed by the chin. Make sure that the body alignment is vertical without tilting right or left. While you are in this position, breathe normally and try to relax the body. Your body weight should be supported by the shoulders.
The perfect time: early morning or evening.
Duration: begin with 2 minutes and then extend to 10 minutes.
- Thyroid gland and thyroid hormones, which regulate the development and growth of all body processes and systems.
- Blood circulation, digestive system and nerve stimulation.
This asana literally means swimming in a flooding water like a fish. But don’t worry, this asana is very easy.
You can perform this asana in 2 different steps:
Lay on the back or in the dorsal position. Get into the lotus pose or Padma Asana, or simply place the right leg on the left thigh and the left leg on the right thigh. Fold the hands from the elbow behind the head and rest the head on the folded arm, just like you keep the head on a pillow.
Lay on the back or in dorsal position and get into the lotus pose or Padma Asana, or simply place the right leg on the left thigh and the left leg on the right thigh. Hold the left toe with your right hand and the right toe with your left hand.
Lay on the back or in dorsal position and get into the lotus pose or Padma Asana, or simply place the right leg on the left thigh and the left leg on the right thigh. Bend the head backward from your neck and create an arc. Try to stay in this position for minimum 15 minutes at the beginning. Then increase the duration.
- Improves nervous system
- Strengthen back bone and improves back muscles
- Practice this asana right after the Sarbanga asana in order to ease the pressure on your tongue and neck.