Four years ago I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and had my entire thyroid removed.

At the time I was unaware of the true function of my thyroid and what I would need to do in the future to compensate. Ever since then, I rely on Synthroid (a medicine that mimics thyroid hormone) and I made healthy lifestyle changes to re-balance my body. One of the most fundamental changes I made to improve my endocrine system was to move my body everyday -- especially taking time to breathe properly while doing so!

In the past few months, I began my thyroid yoga training with Fern Langham who has a morning routine to beat fatigue, improve concentration, as well as boost your entire metabolism and thyroid function.

The first move of the series is a thyroid breathing exercise. Thyroid Breathing helps increase circulation, release toxins, as well as move any stuck energy.