The One Yoga Pose That'll Banish Brain Fog + Beat Fatigue

Fern Olivia is the founder of Thyroid.Yoga and an L.A.-based wellness expert renowned for her artful approach to self-healing. This week, we’re sharing her expertise on yoga, meditation, breathwork, and plant-based alchemy and her own journey recovering from Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. To learn more, check out her new mindbodygreen course, Thyroid Yoga: Holistic Health Practices, Postures & Self-Care Rituals to Restore Vibrant Health.


If you only have three minutes in the morning to dedicate to your yoga practice, this simple exercise is the one I recommend most to eliminate brain fog and fatigue—two of the most common symptoms of thyroid disorders and hormone imbalances.

The movement of cat-cow, known as spinal flexion, increases the circulation of the spinal fluid. This contributes to greater mental clarity, according to Kundalini yoga, because all 26 vertebrae receive stimulation and all the body's energy centers get a wake-up call.

Encourage yourself to move at a rapid and rhythmic pace through this exercise. This will promote energy flow, which in turn presses out the stagnant energy and decreases inflammation. It also promotes mental clarity, releasing blockages that have been stored in the organs and glandular system, according to Guru Jagat, founder of Ra Ma Institute of Applied Yogic Science and Technology in Venice.

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Fern Olivia

Fern Olivia, a former finance professional and biomedical engineer, is now an internationally recognized teacher, certified psychic healer, reiki practitioner, speaker and influencer on the power of integrative medicine, yoga, and holistic lifestyle practices. In addition to teaching, retreats, events, and speaking on the topics of holistic health and self-expression, she trains wellness leaders and practitioners in her Thyroid Yoga® training, now available internationally, and offered as personal mentorships and retreats. Fern Olivia’s method also integrates Reiki, Sound Healing and Intuitive Healing to release deep trauma and emotional wounds that have manifested into dis-ease in the physical body. Fern Olivia is also the founder of Ajai Alchemy, an all organic essential oil fragrance brand specifically formulated with synergistic hormone balancing and aphrodisiac benefits. Through her authentic storytelling, media platforms, and brand partnerships, Fern Olivia has inspired a mass movement of conscious self-expression and holistic health. Connect with her on Istagram @fernolivia and Facebook and visit www.thyroid.yoga for inspiration, guided meditations, and resources, and a complimentary recipe book.
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