Effective Yoga Postures To Stop Hair Fall


New Delhi: Yoga can help you regain your healthy, strong hair. Yes, you read it right. Performing yoga every day will improve your hair growth and also keep your overall health in check. The benefits of yoga include increasing blood circulation to your scalp, improving digestion and reducing stress and anxiety levels. Let’s find out what are the best yoga asanas for your hair health.

1) Balayam Yoga Mudra (Rubbing Nails)

The process of rubbing your nails against each other is known as Balayam yoga. It is one of the simplest and easiest ways to reduce hair fall. You just need to practice it every day for 5-10 minutes. When you rub your fingernails, there is a nerve ending below it that stimulates your brain to send a signal to revive dead and damaged hair follicles.

How to do:

  1. Curl the fingers of both your hands inwards towards your palm.
  2. Bring your nails in contact with each other and start rubbing them. vigorously. Ensure leaving the thumbnails out.
  3. Keep rubbing it continuously for 5-10 minutes.

2) Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)

Known as mountain pose in English, Parvat-Asana, like other asanas, increases blood flow to the scalp, which helps in the nourishment of hair roots.

How to do:

  1. Stand on your four limbs.
  2. Exhale and gently lift your hips and straighten your elbows and knees. Ensure your body forms an inverted ‘V’.
  3. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders, and your feet in line with your hips.
  4. Make sure that your toes point outwards. Now, press your hands into the ground and lengthen your neck.
  5. Your ears should touch your inner arms, and you should turn to your navel.
  6. Hold for a few seconds, and then, bend your knees and return to the table position.

Vajrasana (Diamond Pose)

Also known as Diamond Pose, this is the only asana that is practised after meals. It helps in digestion, keeps the spine straight and relaxes the back. Improper digestion can lead to constipation and less supply of nutrients to the hair cells, in turn causes breakage and damage. With regular practise, Vajrasana can improve digestion.

How to do:

  1. Sit on the floor straight. Stretch your legs and keep your spine erect. Your heels should be together.
  2. Place your hands by your side palms facing the ground.
  3. Fold both your legs, keeping them under your thighs; first the left leg and then the right.
  4. Place your hands on your upper thighs.
  5. Sit in a relaxed position and breathe in and out deeply.
  6. Return back to your original posture of sitting with stretched legs.

Uttanpadasana (Raised Feet Pose)

This asana is also called Raised Leg pose. It is very helpful for those suffering from back pain and stomach disorder. You can practice this asana by raising one leg at a time also.

How to do:

  1. Lie on the ground with arms by your side and palms facing the floor.
  2. Stretch your body and slowly raise your legs at a 45-60 degree angle from the ground.
  3. Keep your legs raised for a minute or even more if you can hold it.

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