Why is the Thyroid so important?
We are driven by the fear of fatal ailments from cancer to diabetes and our energies and our health consciousness are focused on keeping ourselves safe from these disorders. But what if there are one organ that controls almost every aspect of how the body responds to internal and external stimuli by releasing or suppressing hormones? This one organ, the thyroid, not only determines the reaction in our body but the impact of the chemicals on every other other organ and process.
A balanced, optimally functioning thyroid augers well for a healthy basal metabolic rate, cardiovascular system, hormone production, glucose, protein, bone and cholesterol metabolism, red blood cell production, and gastrointestinal, liver function, gall bladder and brain function.
Balancing Thyroid function the Yoga Way:
If you are looking to naturally cure any imbalances in your thyroid functioning you can take the Yoga route to trigger the body’s self-healing process. Here are two asanas that you can practice daily to bring equilibrium and heal multiple ailments:
The Sciatic Nerve:
The sciatic nerve, the largest single nerve in the body, runs from the lower back, down the back of each leg and is composed of individual nerve roots that start by branching out from the spine in the lower back and combine to form the sciatic nerve.
Sciatica is not a Disease:
Sciatica (sigh-at-ih-kah) in itself is not a disease but a symptom of an underlying medical condition and is referred as one or more of the following symptoms:
- Constant pain in the lower back….one side of the buttock or leg (rarely in both legs)
- Pain that is worse when sitting
Belly fat can be one of the most difficult and stubborn areas of your body to burn off. Most of the times it is the first thing people notice when they observe you. Therefore having belly fat can make you very self-conscious and it will affect your quality of life. The abdominal fat, in fact, is closely linked to heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, and even some forms of cancer. Getting rid of belly fat is important because it is one of the most dangerous places in the body to keep the fat.
There are plenty of exercises which aid in reducing belly fat, among them yoga is more effective and can be practiced by any healthy person. But it is important to understand that in order to eliminate the belly fat, it is necessary to focus on nutrition as this is as much as 70% of the result.
You should practice these yoga poses almost every day to get fast and best results.
According to leading Yoga experts around the world, there are five yoga postures that should regularly be practiced by both men and women who frequently experience weakness or aches in the lower back region. Because the back forms the support of the whole body, it is crucial to strengthen it with the help of the correct practices in order to prevent the development of harmful conditions related to joints and bones later in life. 5 of the most important yoga poses to achieve ideal strength and integrity of the lower back include:
Surya Namaskar: Worshiping the Sun
The Sanskrit name Surya refers to the Sun and Namaskar means salutation. The sun provides life forceto the whole creation and symbolizes spiritual consciousness. It has been worshiped since ancient times on the daily basis. In Yoga, PINGLA NADI represents sun and moon represents IDA NADI.
Sun salutation is a complete physical and spiritual practice in itself. It includes asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation. All the 12 postures involved in a round of Surya Namaskar are performed in a steady, rhythmic sequence, synchronizing with the breath and mental awareness. This is an effective way of loosening, stretching, massaging and toning up all the body joints, muscles and internal organs.