Owing to its myriad health benefits, people practise yoga all around the globe. We are aware of its effectiveness in providing relief from stress, pain, and other joint and muscle-related problems. Besides these benefits, yoga is also effective for other severe health issues such as cardiac and respiratory problems, diabetes, and hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism or Underactive Thyroid is a health condition common worldwide. The thyroid is a small gland in the throat which secretes hormones, that is responsible for the body’s metabolism, temperature and growth. When the thyroid gland cannot produce enough thyroid hormones, it is called ‘Underactive Thyroid’. This condition is characterized by symptoms like fatigue, cold sensitivity, constipation, dry skin and unexplained weight gain.
Yoga asanas can help in maintaining the glands healthy and metabolism. Here are the five yoga asanas beneficial for the thyroid: