One of the biggest battle for most people is ‘Weight Loss’. 90 % of the people are stressed and spend sleepless nights over not losing weight. The question in most individual’s mind is despite doing exercise and eating right why is it that I am unable to lose weight or maintain it?
Healthy foods, controlled portion sizes, regular exercise and peaceful sleep — these are the ingredients for losing weight.
One of the reason for not being able to lose weight could also be –Hypothyroidism, a condition where your thyroid gland function is impaired. Underactive thyroid gland plays a vital role in affecting the weight reduction journey.
It’s difficult for someone with hypothyroidism to lose or maintain a healthy weight balance as T3, the active thyroid hormone is low. T3 is a powerful hormone that regulates the body’s metabolism. The most important thing you can do for weight loss and for your overall health —is to get proper treatment for your hypothyroidism.
Losing weight is never easy, but, people can control it and shouldn’t struggle to lose weight. However, making a few dietary changes and regular exercise or Yoga may help in weight loss.
Here are some of the important yoga asanas which boosts the function of your thyroid gland and helps in weight loss.
It is a Mudra.Viprit means: reverse and karni means “by which”. Viparitakarni helps to balance the functioning of thyroid and eases the complication caused by hypoactive thyroid. This is also one of the important Asanas for thyroid disorder. This can be done for 2minutes maximum.It is also called as half shoulder stand.
Lie down on your back. Arms alongside of the body. As you inhale bend your knees and raise the legs and buttocks. Bring the palms under your hips to support the buttocks. Elbows remain on the floor. Straighten the legs vertically upwards. Relax the muscles of feet, legs, and hips. Shoulder and neck relaxed on the mat. Breathe normal. Remain in the position for few seconds and gradually increase it to 1-2min. Exhale, bend the knees towards your forehead and slowly lower the buttocks and legs and return to the starting position.
Limitation: Avoid with High BP and dizziness
2. SETUBHANDASANA (BRIDGE POSE)
This asana provides appropriate stretch on the back and suitable massage to the neck. It helps to regulate the functions of thyroid gland thereby helpful in releasing thyroxin hormone.This can be done for 2-3 min maximum.
Lie flat on your back with arms at your sides, palms down. Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor. Keep your feet hip width apart, parallel to each other, and as close to the buttocks as possible. Simultaneously, press your upper arms and feet into the floor and begin lifting your hips towards the ceiling. Try to distribute your weight equally on the inside and outside of your feet.
Now, move your breastbone towards your chin, keeping your chin lifted only slightly as not to flatten the back of the neck. Firm your tailbone in towards the pubis and move your pubis slightly towards the belly. In order to keep the lower back extended, keep the knees over the ankles, perpendicular to the floor. Your buttocks should be firm, but not clasped.