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my tailbone hurts for days/weeks if I do this pose. Could you offer additional modifications?


How does this do anything to the thyroid?!


Boat pose hits my back sometimes..... and we do it at the end of class usually, maybe if I were fresher.

koolboy 007

when i was small my teacher taught me.


Was wondering how this posture affects the Thyroid?

Margaret W. England

Not suitable for Hyperthyroidism. Re.Tachycardia and Atrial Fibrillation. The effects of medication may cause osteoporosis, avoid posiition
Margaret, Yoga teacher, Loughton, Essex


I have Grave's disease (hyperthyroïdism) is it contraindicated for me since this pose stimulates the thyroïd? Thx.

Luci C.

Why the contraindication for Asthma? Any modifications that would make it ok?

Chris Crumb

Yes you must take care and learn this asana properly. Let breath guide you. If breathing becomes strained then you must breathe out of it. Take your time, don't be in a hurry to perfect it, but gradually build toward it if it is difficult for you.

A. Garrett

I wonder if it is easy to overdo this at first and strain your back?

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