ROLE OF ASANAS, BANDHA AND MUDRA ON THYROID
*Vd. Priyanka Ramesh Passalwad and Dr. Yeshwant Rajpal Patil
The body’s metabolism is controlled by endocrine system, mainly by the thyroid gland. Yoga for Hypothyroidism is deliberated to be active as it has an optimistic effect on the endocrine system, particularly by stimulating the thyroid gland. During yoga poses body twisted, stretched and compressed due to functioning of thyroid increases. Cells get nourishment by yoga and it improves blood circulation. Asanas like Sarvangasan, Viparitkarni, Halasana, Matsyasana, Ustrasana, Simhasana, Suryanamaskar, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana from yog samhitas like Hathyog pradipika, Gherand samhita, Patanjal yog sutra may helpful in Thyroid Pranayama Practicing for Hypothyroidism also very helpful in balancing metabolism, Pranayamas like ujjai, Anulom vilom and shuddhikriya like kapalbhati may help. Mudras like Suryamudra and Jalandhar bandh is also useful to improve metabolism. Medication directly improves hypothyroidism, yoga does stimulus on the thyroid gland to start working better way, practicing these position of yoga over months will improves thyroid gland, it will have long term benefits. These poses stimulate blood to flow in thyroid region of the body help them to work better for long time. Yoga increases healing energy inside the body.
Keywords: Asanas, Bandha, Mudras, Thyroid.
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