Yoga For Hypothyroidism
First of all you must opt for a generalised yoga sequence and pranayama which will help to boost your immunity, help to remove negative emotions, tones up the nervous system and will help to have a sound sleep at night. A healthy active body where all organs work in harmony is the prerequisite for good health. You must do yoga daily to get the benefits. Once health of your mind and body improves, you can concentrate more on specific yoga for hypothyroidism asanas that can exercise your thyroid, pituitary, adrenal glands and stimulate their operation.
I will recommend that you must end your yoga with 5 to 10 minutes of shavasana and you can devote more time if you want better relaxation. Whenever you have spare time, relax in shavasana.
Yoga Poses For Hypothyroidism
These yoga poses for hypothyroidism are recommended:
Surya Namskara (Sun Salutation Pose)
Sarvanghasana (Shoulder Stand Pose)
Paschimottasana (Seated Forward Bending Pose) or Janushirasana (Head to Knee Pose)
Pavamuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose)
Pranayama For Hypothyroidism
Pranayama or Yoga breathing techniques are vital for people suffering from hypothyroidism. Pranayama will provide energy to the body as it enhances intake of oxygen in the body, improves blood circulation, provides relaxation and soothes the nervous system. This will help to shrug off lethargy and the associated irritation.
Kapalabhati (Breath of fire)
Ujjayi Pranayama is specially recommended for hypothyroidism.