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All about Hypothyroidism (Part 6): Pranayama for Hypothyroidism

Updated: Mar 2

Pranayama for Hypothyroidism | Shreshtha Ayurveda


  • Close your eyes and sit up straight in a quiet, well-ventilated location. Maintain a soft smile on your lips.

  • Close your eyes for a few moments. Observe your body’s sensations and the stillness within.

  • Make a fist without your index fingers and place them on your ears. Between your cheek and ear is cartilage. Placing your index fingers on this cartilage is a good idea.

  • Take a big breath in and softly press the cartilage as you exhale. You can keep pressing the cartilage or press it in and out with your fingers while generating a bee-like humming sound.

  • You can also generate a low-pitched sound, but for best results, a high-pitched sound is recommended.

  • Inhale deeply again and repeat the pattern 3-4 times more.

Ujjayi pranayama

  • Keep your mouth closed and tighten your throat.

  • After a short exhale, begin inhaling slowly and regularly in one long and uninterrupted breath.

  • Allow air to flow freely through the restricted throat, resulting in a “friction sound.”

  • Continue inhaling until you feel a sense of fullness in your chest.

  • Keep the air you just inhaled for 6 seconds (preferably double the period of inspiration).