Fortunately, I could answer “no” when he asked me if I had any major concerns or problems. But there was this one thing I noticed...
Whenever I did Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle pose) during my yoga practices, I noticed something annoying. When I turn my head to look up past my arm toward the ceiling, it feels like someone is taking his finger and pressing it into my trachea. My airway isn’t completely blocked off; I can breathe, but it isn’t exactly comfortable.
My doctor felt my neck and noted that my thyroid, indeed, seemed slightly bigger on the right side. Off for an ultrasound I went. All’s well, thank goodness! I do have a couple of nodules in my thyroid, but they’re so tiny (less than 1cm each), they can’t even biopsy them. It’s very unlikely that they’re cancerous, said the doc. So, for now, we watch them to see if they get bigger.
What blows me away about this, is that I was apparently so tuned-in to my body in doing yoga, that I was able to notice a difference in my neck – and that difference (the nodules) is SO TEENY, there’s nothing to do about it but wait and watch.
I promptly thanked God and any an all powers of the universe for this good news, for my health and for my able body with which I practice yoga. I slowly being amazed by the way this ancient form of exercise is affecting me!