Losing hair feels awful and it may also indicate the health of the body as well as mind. However, one can aim at slowing down the process. Several factors may contribute to hair loss. Some of these factors include genetic disorders, hormonal disorders, diseases, drugs, hair dyes, bad eating habits, dandruff, smoking, and stress. It’s possible to encourage hair growth with yoga.
However, with the help of yoga, pranayama, and proper diet, and vitamin intake can prevent hair loss, as all these will help in eliminating stress daily. It also allows you to reduce the chances of hair loss. Keep in mind that yoga rejuvenates the body and promotes blood circulation to all parts of the body such as the scalp that needs good levels of oxygen flow, which in turn, prevents hair loss. Furthermore, meditation and breathing techniques can help release the stress that aids in preventing hair loss.
How Yoga Helps in Hair Growth
- Yoga helps to remove stress and anxiety that are known as some of the common reasons for hair loss.
- Yoga enhances blood circulation to the scalp that is also the main cause of hair loss.
- It also increases the consumption of oxygen in the head.
- Yoga eliminates toxins from the entire body that result in hair loss.
- Yoga promotes digestion that means better absorption of food by the body, results in good hair growth.
- Better absorption of nutrients by the scalp can also be achieved.
- Yoga improves physical and mental health.
Adho Mukha savasana (downward-facing dog pose)
For the Downward-facing dog pose (Adho Mukha Savasana), you have to stand on all fours with your knees and palms on the yoga mat. Rise on your feet, move your legs back to form an inverted V shape with the body. Keep the knees and arms straightened, the abdominal pushed inward. Along with this, keep your head down and your eyes on the navel, breathe in and out, and stay in this position for 5 long breaths.
Benefits of Adho Mukha savasana
A part of the sun salutation, this yoga pose is known as one of the most beneficial yoga poses for back, sinus, and head. It can also help with stress, depression as well as insomnia. When the head downs for a couple of minutes, the blood flows into the head and hair follicles. Furthermore, it also stimulates blood circulation to the scalp that helps in strengthening hair follicles as well as assists in hair regrowth.
In Sirsana, keeldown and interlock the fingers and bend your head downwards on the floor. By supporting the crown of the head with your interlocked hands, you have to raise the legs gently in order to stand upside down perpendicular to the floor. Keep the legs close and arms straight. When the body is stable in this pose, try to maintain the balance for a few seconds. Relax your toes and exhale and inhale.
Sirsasana improves blood circulation that helps in reducing hair loss and balding. Along with this, it helps regrowth of new hair and the upside-down position also causes the dormant hair follicles in order to reach the maximum growth capacity.
Uttanasana (forward bending camel pose)
Stand straight with your legs close to each other and lift your arms. Take a deep breath and keep our arms straight without exhaling while bending. Touch the mat beside your heels and hold this position for a few seconds.
Benefits of Uttanasana
It is fascinating to know that this forward bending yoga pose is extremely easy to do. The pose is responsible for relaxing the muscles and improves blood flow and oxygen to the head and scalp.
Vajrasana (thunderbolt pose)
Kneel and sit on your heels with a straight back and neck and heels together. Keep your hands in a relaxed position on the thighs with palms down and keep the head and vision straight. Stay in this position for at least 30 seconds and take deep and long breaths.
Benefits of Vajrasana
Vajrasan is known as one of the simplest yoga poses that yoga newbies can do with ease. The pose also helps release tension, stress, and anxiety that is known as the most common cause of greying or hair loss. This pose also increases the blood circulation in the scalp to strengthen hair.
Sarvangasana (shoulder stand)
Lie down on the back and raise your legs and back up in a straight manner. Support the body with your forearms. Keep your buttocks straight and up as well as let the body rest on your shoulders with hands keeping your spine straight. Keep the toes stiff, neck straight with your eyes on your feet. Hold this position, inhale and exhale and then release.
Benefits of Sarvangasana
This yoga pose is best for the thyroid which can affect hair loss as well, it is also known as one of the effective remedies for hair growth. It is helpful if you have dry and dull hair because it nourishes the hair by flowing blood to the head and hydrating the scalp. Moreover, it also helps prevent hair loss.