All about Hypothyroidism (Part 6): Pranayama for Hypothyroidism
Updated: Mar 2
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.
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).