Cure  Thyroid  problem through yoga


The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland situated in the neck region. It helps the body to maintain normal temperature and is essential for the normal metabolic functioning of every cell in your body.  The thyroid gland secretes a hormone called thyroxine which is also known as T4. It is called as T4 because the hormone contains 4 iodine atoms. When a single atom of iodine is removed, T4 gets converted into T3. The amount of thyroxine produced in your body is controlled by another hormone called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) made in the pituitary gland situated at the base of the brain.

If the thyroid gland is over productive a condition called hyperthyroidism sets in.  Hyperthyroidism happens due to an excess amount of free thyroid hormone. Some symptoms seen in a patient with hyperthyroidism include heat intolerance, nervousness, increased irritability, increased heart rate, palpitations, tremors, weight loss with the same or increased food intake, and increased frequency of defecation. Women may have a decreased frequency of menses. In hyperthyroidism, the laboratory investigation shows a low TSH and a high T3 along with an increase in the total and free T4 levels.

In hypothyroidism the symptoms seen are reversed. The patient often suffers severe fatigue, depression, loss of memory, mental confusion and sometimes even symptoms of mild psychosis. The heart rate slows down, the skin becomes dry and the patient often complains of feeling very cold. The serum cholesterol levels may be raised and there may be severe anaemia. On laboratory investigation, the T4 and free T4 levels are found to be low while the TSH is always high and T3 may be within the normal range.

Comman causes:-

The causes of hyperthyroidism are very different from those of hypothyroidism. The causes of hypothyroidism include loss of tissue, autoimmune diseases, presence of anti-thyroid antibodies, congenital defects, certain strong medications and inability of the thyroid gland to produce the right amount of hormones. The causes of hyperthyroidism are toxic goiter which is caused due to deficiency of sodium, grave’s disease, inflammation of thyroid, medications and pituitary adenoma.


     Abnormalities or diseases of the thyroid gland can cause excessive of underproduction of the thyroid hormones. Such a condition is known as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. In hyperthyroidism, the thyroid produces an excess of the thyroid hormone and in case of hypothyroidism, the gland produces less than normal amounts of the hormone.In hypothyroidism, a person may experience constipation, jaundice, poor growth, fatigue, an inability to concentrate, carpal tunnel syndrome, weight gain, loss of hair, dry skin and loss of appetite. A person may also experience depression or lack of menstrual periods. In hyperthyroidism, there may be declining intellectual abilities, insomnia, nervousness, and behavior problems – feeling hot even in cold temperatures, increased frequency of bowel movement, excessive sweating, weight loss and pain in the joints.

 Yogic cure:-

 [1]Shatkarma                                                {Purificatory techniques}

{a}Kunjal                                           {Volitional stomach wash}

{b}Sutra neti                                      {Nose wash by string}

{c}Jala-neti                                        {Nose wash by water}

{d}Kapal-bhati                                  {Lungs & brain wash by breathing}

{e} Vastra dhauti


{g} Ghrit-neti

   [2]Yogasanas                                               {Posture}

{a} Singhasana                                               {Lion}

{b} Tribandhasana

{c} Chakrasana                                              {Wheel}

{d} Bhujangasana                                          {Cobra}

{e}  Sputa-vajrasana                                      {Lying adamantine}

{f}  Uttana-kurmasana

{g} Utana-mandukasana

{h} Konasana

{i}  Kurmasana

{j}  Urdhva sarvangasana

[3]Pranayama                       {Body-mind energising breathing practices}

{a} Ujjayi

{b} Sheetali

{c} Sheetkari

{d} Anulom-vilom

[4]Bandhas:-                                                              {Bands}

{a} Jalandhar bandha

[5]Mudras:_                                                         {Finger –posture}

{a} Sankh  mudra

{b} Surya mudra

[6]Dhayan                                                        {Meditation}

 {7}Yogic diet:-

             When experiencing a thyroid problem, your diet should include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Half of the daily intake should consist of fruits and vegetables. In addition to these foods, beverages like tea, coffee, soft drinks and alcohol should be avoided. Greasy and fleshy foods, sugars and refined flours should also be avoided.

The diet should consist of whole meal foods (cereals and grains), and potatoes. Other starchy foods like peas, lentils, beans, cheese and different kinds of nuts can also be included in the diet. Be sure to follow this diet strictly if you want it to benefit you.

 Home remedies:-

Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism require cleansing of the internal system. To treat thyroid problems, special attention needs to be given to the diet. A rational diet should be adopted. With this, adequate rest and relaxation is also needed to treat thyroid problems.

In the first two months of the treatment, you should take complete bed rest for at least one day per week. While the symptoms are persistent, any kind of physical exercises should also be avoided. For five nights a week, wear a narrow compress on the waist and the neck. Such a compress is vital in helping to balance the metabolism and appetite. If you have been losing weight, the compresses will help you gain weight gradually. During the treatment, any kind of physical exertion should also be avoided.

Further suggestion:-

Smokers are more prone to developing thyroid problems therefore smoking cessation is important for preventing thyroid problems.

Green, leafy vegetables and sea food are good for Thyroid patients. Try to avoid more carbohydrates. Instead of any other fat or oil try to use coconut oil.


Yogi Yoganand