Yoga for Thyroid

Nowadays our life is so busy in our work or office that we do not have enough time to pay attention to our health, so we are suffering from so many diseases like- Blood Pressure, Acidity and Thyroid. Thyroid is a main disease, where our voice is also affected by them, due to which we also have difficulty in speaking and there is pain in the throat because we do not take care of our health. We spend most of the time outside with our friends or colleagues and together with them we eat mostly outside junk food. This is the main mistake on our part which further affects our health. The thyroid gland is located in the neck below the adam’s apple. Our body is a complex system with interrelated functions. The thyroid gland can be seen as a chemical factory, where it helps to regulate many body functions by releasing hormones into the bloodstream 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 helps to maintain the proper function of the thyroid glands and prevent problems from getting worse like-: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Halasana, Ustrasana, Matsyasana, Bhujangasana are the yogasana which helps to control your thyroid problem or reducing hypothyroidism. For example, Sarvangasana improves thyroid and parathyroid gland because it allows the compression of the thyroid gland and Halasana nourish the thyroid or parathyroid gland and enhances flexibility, which improves muscle and joint mobility. Yoga improves blood circulation in the inverted pose and all asanas causing movements of the cervical spine. Pranayama, on the other hand, regulates the prana and the hormonal balance in the body. Pranayama helps reduce blood sugar imbalance which is responsible for hypothyroidism and it helps in controlling the breath.

The thyroid produces hormones that control our body’s metabolism, the process in which your body transforms the food you eat into energy. 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.



Ustrasana is a backbend that boosts shoulder flexibility, increases core strength and stretches the entire front of the body.

Salamba Sarvangasana

Salamba sarvangasana is an inversion asana that is often included at the end of a yoga practice in order to encourage cleansing blood flow and an inner sense of calm.

Viparita Dandasana

Viparita Dandasana is an inverted back-bending asana in the modern yoga style as well as included in flow yoga sequences. Doing this yoga keeps you fit both physically and mentally.