The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. It produces hormones that control the speed of the body’s metabolism. Thyroid disorders can slow down or rev up metabolism by disrupting the production of thyroid hormones. When hormone levels become too low (hypothyroidism) or too high (hyperthyroidism), a wide range of symptoms including the following may be experienced: .
Hypothyroidism can cause many other symptoms, including: weight Gain or Loss, swelling in the Neck, changes in Heart Rate, changes in Energy or Mood and hair Loss
Hyperthyroidism can also cause additional symptoms, such as: Muscle weakness or trembling hands, vision problems, diarrhea, and irregular menstrual periods.
Yoga For Thyroid
Sarvangasana is an inverted shoulder stand pose. There is definitely increased flow of blood to the neck region and the thyroid glands. It stimulates the thyroid glands. It is good for those suffering from hypothyroidism. The thyroid gland also controls the effectiveness of other hormones. This will help to balance the functions of other endocrine glands.
Another yoga asana that can be beneficial for thyroid conditions is Paschimothanasana or the seated forward bend pose.