Hypothyroid Help

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Hypothyroid Help


HypothyroidToday’s question comes via email from Susanne from Sweden.

I have some questions too. Do you know if there are any yoga practices for hypothyroid?
Much love,
Susanne (from Sweden)

Hypothyroidism refers to a condition where the thyroid is producing hormones below its normal level. Low levels of hormone production from the thyroid can result in fatigue, depression, constipation, weight gain, puffy face, hair loss, irregular menstrual cycles, facial hair growth and swelling in your throat.

Your thyroid is located at the bottom of your neck, just below your adam’s apple. We go into detail on balancing your thyroid in the perimenopause yoga class on our membership site.

Today I will show you two yoga poses to stimulate an underactive by putting pressure on the thyroid gland:

  • Shoulderstand
  • Fish Pose

We will also do alternate nostril breathing for your pituitary gland because the thyroid gland is regulated by another gland that is located in the brain, the pituitary.

I recommend Namaste Yoga 199 for the health of all your glands

Also, I would highly recommend you check out our Yoga for Menopause Series on our Membership Site.

The perimenopause and menopause classes and herbal remedy classes have lots of yoga postures and herbal remedies to help with hypothyroid issues.

What yoga poses have helped you balance your thyroid gland?

 

 

 

 

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