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Yoga Asanas for Coping with Thyroid and Diabetes

Yoga Asanas for Coping with Thyroid and Diabetes

30 Nov, 2020

Thyroid problems are one of the main factors for weight gain and hormonal imbalances. There are mainly two types of thyroid disorders- Hypothyroidism which is caused due to not having sufficient thyroid hormones and Hyperthyroidism which is caused due to excessive thyroid hormones. One of the main causes of these disorders is the inordinate stress in our daily lives. Yoga is known for controlling diabetes, hypertension and thyroid. It is considered to be a cost-effective option in the treatment of diabetes and thyroid. Yoga and other mind-body therapies can reduce stress-related hyperglycemia and control blood glucose. Runali Bajaj, an expert on Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Acupuncture discusses different Yoga Asanas and their benefits, to cope with thyroid issues and diabetes.

Yoga Asanas for coping with thyroid

Sarvangasana or shoulder stand helps in maintaining the endocrine system. Sarvangasana exerts pressure on the thyroid gland. It helps in improving blood circulation and squeezing stagnant secretion. It releases blood into the neck and helps nourish the thyroid and reversing hypothyroidism. Ustrasana (Camel pose) too can stimulate the thyroid gland by stretching the neck and increasing blood circulation in the gland. Practicing this yoga pose, can also help in relieving issues of the spine. It also helps in bringing relief to asthma patients. However, this pose should be avoided, in case you have hernia or ulcers. People with arthritis, vertigo and abdominal injuries should avoid doing the camel pose. Halasana (plough pose) helps in stretching the neck and stimulates the thyroid glands. This pose also helps in strengthening abdominal muscles and back muscles along with relaxing the autonomous nervous systems. Matsyasana or fish pose makes the  back arch in a way, that it increases blood circulation in the thyroid gland. This pose stretches the neck and throat and stimulates the thyroid gland. It relieves a lot of tension in the area. The pose is done by inverting the head. This encourages blood flow to the thyroid gland. It also helps in maintaining health of abdominal muscles and the spinal column. Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) is a part of the very beneficial Surya Namaskar. This pose stretches the neck and the throat region. It is helpful for people suffering from hypothyroidism. Avoid this pose, in case you have recently undergone an abdominal surgery or suffer from hernia or ulcers.
Thyroid problems are one of the main factors for weight gain and hormonal imbalances. There are mainly two types of thyroid disorders- Hypothyroidism which is caused due to not having sufficient thyroid hormones and Hyperthyroidism which is caused due to excessive thyroid hormones. One of the main causes of these disorders is the inordinate stress in our daily lives. Yoga is known for controlling diabetes, hypertension and thyroid. It is considered to be a cost-effective option in the treatment of diabetes and thyroid. Yoga and other mind-body therapies can reduce stress-related hyperglycemia and control blood glucose. Runali Bajaj, an expert on Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Acupuncture discusses different Yoga Asanas and it’s benefits to cope with thyroid issues and diabetes.

Yoga Asanas for coping with thyroid

Sarvangasana or shoulder stand helps in maintaining the endocrine system. Sarvangasana exerts pressure on the thyroid gland. It helps in improving blood circulation and squeezing stagnant secretion. It releases blood into the neck and helps nourish the thyroid and reversing hypothyroidism. Ustrasana (Camel pose) too can stimulate the thyroid gland by stretching the neck and increasing blood circulation in the gland. Practicing this yoga pose, can also help in relieving issues of the spine. It also helps in bringing relief to asthma patients. However, this pose should be avoided, in case you have hernia or ulcers. People with arthritis, vertigo and abdominal injuries should avoid doing the camel pose. Halasana (plough pose) helps in stretching the neck and stimulates the thyroid glands. This pose also helps in strengthening abdominal muscles and back muscles along with relaxing the autonomous nervous systems. Matsyasana or fish pose makes the  back arch in a way, that it increases blood circulation in the thyroid gland. This pose stretches the neck and throat and stimulates the thyroid gland. It relieves a lot of tension in the area. The pose is done by inverting the head. This encourages blood flow to the thyroid gland. It also helps in maintaining health of abdominal muscles and the spinal column. Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) is a part of the very beneficial Surya Namaskar. This pose stretches the neck and the throat region. It is helpful for people suffering from hypothyroidism. Avoid this pose, in case you have recently undergone an abdominal surgery or suffer from hernia or ulcers.

Yoga Asanas for coping with diabetes

Trikonasana is also known as triangle pose. It stimulates the  abdominal organs and is particularly good for the kidneys. It aids in digestion, and burns fat around the waist and stomach, making it a great pose for those that are overweight and at risk of getting type 2 diabetes. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Twist Pose)
relaxes the kidneys, pancreas, small intestines, gall bladder and liver, helping to stimulate digestion and squeeze out toxins. It Increases the elasticity of the spine and tones the spinal nerves. Bakasana (standing crane) is effective as it helps to stimulate the hormonal secretion of the pancreas and rejuvenate its capacity to produce insulin. It also strengthens the back muscles which enhance toning of abdominal viscera. Bakasana improves  the functioning of the  pituitary gland and pancreas.

Success stories of clients

One of Bajaj’s clients has been suffering from diabetes for the last 20 years. Six months ago, she joined Yoga sessions conducted by Bajaj. Her blood sugar is remarkably under control now, thanks to daily Yoga practices and a dedicated diet regimen. Bajaj’s mother too has diabetes and thyroid issues for the last seven years. She has been practicing Yoga under Bajaj’s supervision for the last five years. Her health has shown tremendous improvement.
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