Danna Bowman, Founder
“Life is 10 % what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll
As thyroid patients, sometimes life happens in a mess of brain fog, to-do lists and stress. As much as we hate to admit it, we don’t have control over every little thing that happens in our lives. There is almost always something that happens to throw a wrench in things even though most days we do, generally have a good idea of what to expect. Whew! Life can be stressful. And healing that much more. Unfortunately, too much stress is often associated with thyroid problems.
Fern Olivia of Thyroid Yoga® is here to share her wisdom and help you alleviate some of that stress using yoga. As a complementary therapy for thyroid issues, yoga is a perfect, low intensity exercise that can be practiced anywhere. A 2017 study found that yoga may reduce the symptoms of stress and can improve overall well-being and may be considered as supportive therapy in conjunction with medical therapy for the treatment of hypothyroidism. Good news!
Fern’s techniques can help you to support, manage and understand the root cause of your symptoms and is much more than just exercise. Showing up for yourself every single day, putting yourself first and expressing yourself unapologetically through your voice and creativity with a yoga practice, can change the way you feel and live. The most important thing in your healing journey is that you are consistent in being there for yourself. It’s like taking the thyroid medication your doctor gave you – when you practice at the same time daily and make it part of your sacred routine, you will be gifted with a medicine that is more potent than any quick fix. Invite this practice to uplift you, refresh you, and reveal new parts of you that will ignite your healing.
Helping to support and possibly improve your thyroid function may be as simple as a few yoga postures? Like all parts of your body, your thyroid is only as healthy as its blood supply. Yoga postures can compress the thyroid and the surrounding lymphatic tissues to squeeze out the blood and intracellular lymphatic fluids making room for fresh replacements. Think of it like wringing out a washcloth under running water.
~Dr. Alan Christianson
Fern Olivia, thyroid yoga expert, has created more incredible, low intensity videos for my new online endeavor: Thyroid Refresh™. I’d be honored if you stopped by to check it out. While you’re there, please have a look around. You’ll be able to see what has kept me away and so fabulously busy.
Psssst…..If you’re curious about Thyroid Refresh™ membership we have a special offer coming your way THIS WEEK. It’s only going out to valued members of our inner circle, like you! As long as you’re on the mailing list, you will receive the offer, so sign up, and stay tuned…
We are works-in-progress, on a lifelong quest for optimal health. ~Danna & Ginny
About the Author
Danna Bowman is the founder of Thyroid Nation. She developed Hashimoto’s after years of unknowinly suffering with hypothyroidism, hormonal imbalances and adrenal fatigue. Hypothyroidism runs in her family but it was never discussed, unfortunately. Her husband, 2 kids and her, picked up and moved, sight unseen, from Texas to Costa Rica in 2008. She was accurately diagnosed, however, they only offer Levothyroxine or Thyroidectomy as a solution for the disease. After a year of suffering, she turned to the internet. She found a doctor in Arizona that would consult with her and send Natural Dessicated Thyroid to her. After learning and realizing the misinformation and lack of information in Costa Rica and worldwide, she founded the website to help educate others. In 2015, she launched Thyroid Nation RADIO, a weekly thyroid and health, LIVE radio show with her co-host, Tiffany Mladinich.