Endocrine system is a structure of glands. Each of these glands produces a type of hormone which controls the body. Thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pituitary, pineal body and reproductive glands are the ones that make up the endocrine system. The basic function of these glands is to produce and secrete hormones that help in the regulation of the growth and metabolism, assist in pregnancy and other reproductive functions.
The endocrine system is dependable for all the feeling that one faces ranging from love, hate, fear anger, happy, sad and so on. It also directly influences the sexual activity of a body.
Some health conditions connected with the endocrine system can be sourced by the lack of ability of the glands to generate and emit hormones. Yoga helps in the prevention and in the happening and in dealing with certain sickness. It involves a number of exercises that help in improving the functioning of different endocrine glands. Here are some yoga poses that controls different endocrine glands:
This Asana is called the “king of asana” because of its overall effect on the physical and mental health of the individual concerned. Sirsha asana is also called head stand. As the pituitary gland is positioned inside the head, it controls the working of all the other glands that comprises of the endocrine system. This is a very powerful asana and the pituitary gland has a direct effect with the performance of this asana.
Sarvanga asana means the position of the whole body. In this posture, the body’s full weight rests on the shoulders. This asana helps in the creation of balance in the nervous and endocrine system. Sarvanga asana has a beneficial effect on the thyroid and parathyroid glands. These two glands are located in the neck. They have direct contact on the body’s metabolic rate, development of cellular growth and the emission of phosphate and calcium.
Mayura asana or peacock pose should never be done before any inverted asana as it may direct surplus toxins to the brains. This asana boosts the whole endocrine system and helps in the development of harmony within the system. Mayura asana helps in the normalization of the function of adrenal and pancreatic glands. People suffering from diabetes can greatly improve with the performance of this asana.