Thyroid Disorders

How yoga can help Thyroid?


Yoga helps your overall health and well-being. Yoga helps increasing energy, flexibility  and reduces stress. One of the reasons people get hypothyroidism is due to stress. However, there are a few yoga poses that can help you balance under-active/overactive thyroids.  Several studies have shown the positive effect of yoga on improving thyroid function. Keep in mind that these poses cannot cure your thyroid imbalance. However, can definitely benefit reduce the stress that can increase it, and well as increase your overall wellbeing and mindfulness.


“People with overactive thyroids tend to be nervous and jittery. Their metabolism speeds up, and they experience unusual hunger, weight loss, muscle weakness, and rapid heartbeat, among other symptoms.They find heat hard to bear and sweat excessively. Whether or not a loiter distorts the neck, a person with an overactive thyroid develops protuberant eyes”.

(Readers Digest: Food that Harm Foods that Heal. Montreal, Quebec. The Readers Digest Association, 2004). 

Yoga Poses for Hyperthyroidism:

  • Slow-paced Surya Namaskars
  • Cat Stretch (Marjariasana)
  • Child Pose (Shishu asana)
  • Bridge Pose (Setubandhasana)
  • Corpse Pose (Shavasana)
  • Ujjayi & Bhramari Pranayama


“An underachieve thyroid, or hypothyroidism, slows down metabolism, causing weight gain and lethargy. Early symptoms are early overlooked: progressive fatigue, sleepiness, and muscle weakness. People with hypothyroidism, often complain of memory and concentration problems. They feel cold, even on hot days, and develop dry skin and thinning hair. Nails grow slowly, and become brittle. Because metabolism slows down, weight gain is common even though the person may be eating less than normal. Women often develop menstrual irregularities; constipation is another common problem.”

(Readers Digest: Food that Harm Foods that Heal. Montreal, Quebec. The Readers Digest Association, 2004). 

Yoga Poses for Hypothyroidism:

  • Surya Namaskar
  • Cat Stretch (Marjariasana)
  • Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) is the most recommended yoga pose.
  • Inverted Pose (Viparitakarani)
  • One-legged Forward Bend (Janu Shirasasana)
  • Fish Pose (Matsyasana)
  • Plow Pose (Halasana)
  • Kapal Bhati, Bhastrika and Ujjayi Pranayama help in reducing hypothyroidism.

Dietary Approaches

People who are dealing with Thyroid disorder should use small amounts of iodized salt. It is also very important beneficial to eat plenty of fruits such as deep yellow or orange fruits, as well as vegetables such as spinach and other dark green vegetables as they provide Vitamin A. Meat and alternatives such as fish, dairy products, eggs are also good for iodine. Stay away from caffeine.

International Yoga Day 2018

Yoga heals our mind, body and soul. It won’t be wrong to say that this healthy practice helps to maintain sanity in our day to day life. Yoga is believed to be practised for over 5000 years now and people from all walks of life, caste, creed and age have adopted it to lead a happy lifestyle. To mark its importance, International Day of Yoga is celebrated every year on 21 st June. All credit goes to Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who proposed International Day of Yoga. On December 11 th, 2014, the United Nations declared June 21 stJune as the International Day of Yoga, which is now celebrated by different nations. – By Times Entertainment Yoga_logo

Please have a look at the link below regarding Common Yoga Protocol published by Government of India.

International Yoga Day 2018

Wishing you all a very Happy International Yoga Day!


The Journey Begins

Namaste Yogis!

My name is Gayatri Pathak and I am a certified yoga instructor and Reiki healer.

My spiritual journey began when I was just a little girl in India. I started yoga as a young child with my father, as he was a very spiritual believer and believed in the power of yoga. Since then, yoga has been my passion and I finally decided to become a Yoga Teacher. My motive is to teach traditional and modern Yoga to the community and guide you through your own individual spiritual journey. Facetune_09-06-2018-21-49-12

Prior to becoming a yoga instructor, I had spent 20 years in the corporate world in the accounting field. I have seen what that type of work stress has on people and how they carry it around on their shoulders, only weighing them down a dark path. I am very passionate about helping other people and uplifting them by teaching them the way down a more positive path. I would like to help people in the corporate world reduce work stress by teaching Yoga at corporate offices. I would also like to help the community, seniors and also children to create a new positive lifestyle that will benefit them emotionally, mentally and physically. I would like to join a studio or also community centers as a yoga instructor to teach yoga and contribute my knowledge of Yoga.

I am a positive person and have seen and absorbed life by learning life lessons that yoga offers. I feel and have seen change in myself since my own Yoga training by practicing Yoga every day. I have learned and truly believe that Yoga is a mindful exercise where you feel each and every move of your body, where you observe each and every breath you take, and where you have a moment to be with your soul.


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