The thyroid gland is situated in the lower neck behind the Adams apple.
It is about 2 inches in length. You can feel it slightly but when its enlarged
it can be easily felt. The levels of thyroid hormones released into the body
are measured and controlled by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. In order
for the thyroid to function correctly a number of other systems in the body
must be communicating and functioning within necessary parameters.
Some major systems the thyroid gland depends on are the Hypothalamus and
pituitary, conversion of T4 to T3 and the thyroid hormones binding functions.
So a number of different areas in the body are responsible in part to the
proper functioning of your thyroid. Problems with this gland can cause major
disturbance to many aspects of metabolism. This can produce strange symptoms
in almost every system of the body.
You must seek a qualified professional when you have thyroid problems and
have it properly monitored. Never come of any thyroid medication instantly.
If your body has attacked the thyroid and the thyroid is no longer functioning
you need to be medicated with some kind of thyroid hormone.
Beneficial Yoga postures
Click on images for more info on the postures.
The Yoga postures shown above have a number of positive effects on the
blood flow. Many practitioners with thyroid conditions report the positive
effects of the Plough pose the first yoga posture shown above.
Your Yoga sequence of postures: Relieve and
reduce the symptoms with a wonderful sequence that stimulates good blood flow
to the area.
Rapid heart beat or palpitations, hot flushes, anxiety, trembling and
shaking, easily irritability, weight loss, lack of energy, feeling
Elevated levels of thyroid stimulating hormone may indicate
Hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is related to an under active thyroid.
Rarely other problems related to the pituitary or hypothalamus could be
Elevated levels of T4 and low level of thyroid stimulating
hormone in the blood may indicate an under active thyroid.
Healing Technique - Sound & Breath
The Thyroid responds very well when the use of the sound of Om is performed.
This is due to the healing effects of vibration. Do at least 20 large breaths
making the sound of Om deep enough to vibrate around the lower neck.
It may be best to do this lying down when there is know physical strain on
the body and it can properly relax.
Other useful yoga breathing
Healing Technique - Body
Our sequence deals very much with the physiological body and nourishing
and stretching the neck area. It should be just part of your healing approach.
Suggested Herbs & Vitamins
Kelp may be helpful is some cases. Always ask a professional so that the herbs
you take do not react with any medication.
Vitamin A,B,C and E
Zinc and copper help the body make thyroid hormone.