New Delhi: Practicing yoga for hair growth is getting popular by the day as the world is getting to know about the wonders it can do for hair growth. There are different yoga poses that can help with numerous hair problems—yoga can help induce hair growth, curb hair loss and improve the overall health of your hair. You just have to spread a yoga mat and strike a pose for the luscious locks you have always wanted.
All forward-bending asanas enhance blood flow to the head region and also increase general circulation. This helps in maintaining good scalp hygiene and healthy hair. The following asanas can help you with that. Regular practice of these is recommended for best results.
Adho Mukha savasana (downward-facing dog pose)
How to do it: Stand on all fours with your knees and palms on the yoga mat. Rise on your feet and move your legs back to form an inverted V shape with your body. Keep your knees and arms straightened and your abdominal pushed inward. Keep your head down and your eyes on your navel. Breathe in and out and stay in that position for 5 long breaths.
How to do it: Kneel down, interlock your fingers and bend your head downwards on the floor. Supporting the crown of your head with your interlocked hands, raise your legs up gently to stand upside down in perpendicular to the floor. Keep your legs close and your arms straight. Once your body is stable in this pose, try and maintain the balance for a few seconds. Relax your toes and exhale and inhale in the position.
Vajrasana (thunderbolt pose)
How to do it: Kneel down and sit on your heels with a straight back and neck and heels close together. Keep your hands in a relaxed position on your thighs with palms down and keep your head and vision straight. Be in that position for at least 30 seconds and take deep and long breaths during this time. Relax and stretch once you’re done.
Sarvangasana (shoulder stand)
How to do it: Lie down on your back and raise your legs and back up in a straight manner. Support your body with your forearms and keep your buttocks straight and up. Let your body rest on your shoulders with your hands keeping your spine straight. Keep your toes stiff, neck straight and your eyes on your feet. Hold the position, inhale and exhale for a couple of seconds and then release.
Uttanasana (forward bending camel pose)
How to do it: Stand straight with your legs close to each other. Lift your arms up, take a deep breath, and without exhaling bend forward, keeping your arms straight. Touch the mat beside your heels with your palms and hold the position for a few seconds. Keep your head and your eyes down and your neck in a relaxed position during this time. Also, pull your abdominal muscles in. Rise up while exhaling. Repeat a few times.