If you are diagnosed with hyperthyroidism or Graves' Disease it is generally recommended to avoid any active exercises. The reason is because they can give you more palpitations, breathing problems and make you even more "hyperactive". Instead- give a try of these alternative methods to improve your hyperthyroidism symptoms:
Tai Chi- the moving form of meditation. Tai Chi is a fitness program that was developed to promote the flow of energy within the body. Through slow flowing movements, Tai Chi increases strength and muscle tone, gains range of motion and flexibility, and improvements balance and coordination. As well, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine believe that although these positions are low impact and low intensity, they have the power to break up energy blockage, and re-establish the flow of this vital force.
Qigong is the ancient chinese art of developing internal energy and similar yoga, places less emphasis on stretching movements and postures, and more on how to feel and move energy within the body. Although qigong is not a highly aerobic exercise, it's benefits include toning the body, creating greater flexibility and a tremendous sense of relaxation.
Yoga normalizes the function of the thyroid , pituitary, pineal and adrenal glands by stimulating it. It limbers and stretches the neck, strengnthes and tones the nervous system. It's the thyroid gland which is primarily responsible for your correct weight and youthful appearance (it controls metabolism). Yoga stimulates the thyroid gland to work at peak efficiency. As pituitary gland also get stimulated that helps improve their function.
Meditation- Many people approach meditation as another technique to study at an evening class, like aerobics and pottery. But after a few sessions people often realize that mediation is much more. With practice, mediation becomes a mode of living and a new way of seeing everything: relationships, work and home life, your past, present and future. Along the way it can bring deep relaxation, increased mental clarity, inner peace and spiritual enlightenment. This is a list of just a few of advantages if you decide to incorporate meditation in your healing process from Hyperthyroidism or Graves' Disease.