Many women, especially after a certain age, struggle with a malfunctioning thyroid. Whether or not you have an actual thyroid condition, this powerful gland impacts important bodily functions like metabolism. When it’s not working right, excess weight can creep up along with other symptoms like tiredness and brain fog. Luckily, however, the way we move can alter our bodies and even the gentlest movement can help heal the thyroid — that’s where yoga comes in.
Research has shown that yoga can benefit the thyroid and help bring balance to metabolism-revving hormones. Ok, so you’re not super flexible. Maybe you can’t even touch your toes. The good news is, there are several basic yoga postures that help stimulate blood flow to the thyroid gland.
Check out this list of five super easy yoga postures to do first thing in the morning to fire up your thyroid — you can even do them in bed!