Lie down flat with your arms and legs straight and relaxed, palms facing the ceiling. You can also use yoga blanket for support. Shift your awareness of your breathing pattern in a relaxed manner.
What Exercises To Do If you have Hypothyroidism In Pregnancy?
Besides taking medicines, another active way of keeping hypothyroidism under check during pregnancy is doing exercise. Even in pregnancyyou can do light workout sessions to assist your thyroid glands to function properly. Here are few effective ways to workout which you can do easily every day and you will see a welcome change in your thyroid levels:
- Exercise of The Thyroid gland:
Lie down on your back, gently massage your diaphragm with your hands for about a minute. Put one hand on your throat and exhale. With every exhalation make a sound, this will stimulate your thyroid glands and get them working. If you find time to do this exercise for 5-10 minutes every day, you will get fantastic results.
- A short brisk walk daily:
Just do a short brisk walk of 10 minutes either in your garden area or on the treadmill. This walk will give a cardio boost which will help in combating hypothyroidism.
- Leg Lunges:
Stand with your feet apart and bring one of your legs to a bending position such that your foot is firmly placed on the ground. Then bring the other leg down to bend at the knees and its toes to touch the ground. Keep your hands on both the sides. You will feel a slight feeling of stretch in your thigh region and this is exactly what we are aiming for. Do 10 lunges on each leg, slowly and steadily.
Hypothyroidism makes your thighs and hip area bulky and the more bulky your thighs, the lesser space your baby gets to grow in the sac. Squats help a lot to shed a few pounds from your thigh area which is extremely helpful for your growing baby.
- One-leg lift:
While you hold on to something, keep the other hand in a relaxed position in front of your thigh, bend forward until your hand touches the ground. Do it 10 times on each leg. And keep in mind not to bend your back into a curve while you bend. Your back should be absolutely straight.
Hypothyroidism can make you feel very lethargic and inactive. You also gain weight along with the baby weight. You will have to force yourself to do exercises because it is the only way your body is going to achieve higher metabolism rate other than the given medications.
The above mentioned are very light exercises and are pregnancy safe. All you have to keep in mind while doing them is if any position causes you any discomfort, immediately refrain from doing that routine.
Yoga is a great way to heal many health diseases. With any health problem, it is a signal by your body telling you of hormonal imbalances or negative energy that is blocking that particular organ to not function well. Reason could be anything from eating habits, sleeping habits, overthinking, stress lifestyle etc. Hence, with Yoga you start removing negative energy that is blocking that organ to function properly, de-stress yourself and fill your body with vital and positive energy. This assists in healing diseases like Thyroid and gives you overall vitality.
Therefore, make yoga practice an important part of your daily routine to enhance your self care and protection against deadly diseases.