Yoga for Thyroid

Our body is a complex system with interrelated functions. Thyroid gland can be seen as a chemical factory, which releases hormones for proper function of the entire system.

Thyroid disorders are common at all ages, from a child to an adult. Very often, the fundamental issue of thyroid disorders occurs due to an underlying health condition. Yoga has been a preventive therapy to overcome and treat thyroid disorders. First and foremost, however, one needs to consult a doctor to ascertain the exact conditions and problems.


Asanas and pranayama help maintain the proper function of the thyroid glands and prevent problems from getting worse. For example, Sarvangasana and Halasana nourish the thyroid gland. Blood circulation improves in the inverted pose and in all asanas causing movements of the cervical spine. Pranayama, on the other hand, regulates the prana and the hormonal balance in the body.

The thyroid produces hormones that affect our body’s metabolism and energy level. Thyroid problems are among the most common medical conditions but, because their symptoms often appear gradually, they are commonly misdiagnosed.

When it comes to diet, it is important to avoid eating toxic food. Follow a proper diet plan with lots of vegetables, and fruits, use proper sea salt and drink lots of water.

In addition, our internal organs can carry lots of toxins. Cleansing techniques like the shat kriyas (six internal cleansings) are effective.

Finally, asana practice and pranayama play an important role to control and prevent thyroid disorders.