Is using yoga to ease thyroid dysfunction an effective method of managing your debilitating thyroid symptoms? It is, according to the Akshar Yoga founder, the various stretching, twisting, and compressing yoga asanas stimulates the thyroid gland and instructs the body to release thyroxin, thereby helping in bringing back a healthy metabolism. He also states that a third of Indian women suffer from some type of thyroid disorder and they can benefit from practicing certain yoga asanas. He maintains less intense exercises can help you maintain good health.
So, if you would like to try the poses he recommends, you can find them below:
This article from the Harvard Medical School discusses the issue of treating sub-clinical hypothyroidism. One worry about mild hypothyroidism is the potential link between untreated subclinical hypothyroidism and coronary artery disease. Results of research on whether subclinical thyroid disease causes heart problems have been conflicting. However, the condition has been associated with heart and blood vessel abnormalities, and some studies suggest that treating mild hypothyroidism can improve various markers of heart structure and function. Maybe some yoga would help avoid heart problems or having to take any medication!