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5 Effective Yoga Asanas to Reduce Hair Loss and Improve Hair Growth

By Ariba Khaliq , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Feb 28, 2018
5 Effective Yoga Asanas to Reduce Hair Loss and Improve Hair Growth

Yoga boosts up blood circulation in the whole body including scalp and helps in controlling premature hair greying, hair fall, and dull and lifeless hair.

Quick Bites
  • Stand forward bent pose allows blood to circulate properly in scalp
  • Kapalbhati pranayam boosts blood circulation and reduces hair greyness
  • Anulom vilom pranayam removes major causes of hair fall and greying

Combing can send shivers down your body when you are experiencing hair loss. Women take pride in flaunting their hair and it breaks their heart to find a whole clump of hair in comb every time they manage their tresses.

Stress, hormonal disorders, bad eating habits, diseases, drugs, hair dyes, genetic disorders, or smoking, anything can cause your hair to fall. Plus, your hair condition is a direct barometer of your overall health. That’s where yoga for hair loss comes in handy. It not just gives you healthy hair but also improves your physical and mental health.

With yoga for hair loss, you can deal with your hair loss issues a lot more easily. Here are some exercises from the ancient books of yoga asanas for hair growth.

Read: Yoga Heals More than Just Your Body

Balayam Yoga (Rubbing nails)

Besides hair loss, Balayam yoga can also cure dandruff and premature greying of hair. By doing this, the roots of the hair follicles connected to the fingernails pump energy to the scalp needed for hair growth. Just bring the nails of both your hands in contact with each other and start rubbing them vigorously ensure leaving out the thumbnails. Keep rubbing your nails continuously for 5-7 minutes at a stretch.

Uttanasana (Stand forward bend pose)

This yoga asana for hair growth helps better hair growth because your head is hanging below your heart allowing allows blood to circulate properly in your scalp leading to proper hair growth. To do this asana, stand straight with your legs close to one another touching your knees, heels, feet and toes. Then, lift up your hands and bend forward, until your fingers and then your hands touch the floor. Hold on this position with some normal breathing.

Sasangasana (Rabbit pose)

This yoga asana for hair loss is again beneficial because while the crown is on the ground, the blood flows to the head. Proper circulation of blood to scalp means good and healthy hair growth. Sit with your knees on the floor, hips on your heels in Balasana pose (child pose). Now put both your hands on the back and hold your heels. Place the crown of your head on the floor and slowly inhale and lift up your hips. Hold this position until five breaths.

Kapalbhati Pranayam

This asana from yoga for hair loss list eliminates toxins from air passages to cleanse body and mind, purifies the brain’s frontal portion, thus boosting blood circulation and reducing hair greyness. Sit in padmasana or sukhasana, keep your back and neck straight and eyes closed. Place your hands on your knees in gyan mudra. Exhale forcefully through both nostrils, simultaneously pulling your stomach in. Don’t make an effort to inhale.  This asana can be done 60 times in a minute.

Anulom Vilom Pranayam

This yoga asana for hair growth removes impurities from skull nerves, benefits brain, lungs and heart, skin diseases, depression and insomnia, all of which are major causes of hair fall and greying. Sit in padmasana or sukhasana. Closing the right nostril with the right hand thumb, gently inhale through the left nostril. After complete inhalation, close the left nostril with the ring finger and middle finger of the right hand and exhale completely through the right nostril. The rate of inhalation-exhalation should gradually be increased from medium to vigorous.

Along with these easy yoga asanas for hair growth, be very careful while applying styling gels and hair creams as they choke the pores. You must wear a cap while swimming, protect your hair from chlorinated water and wash your hair as soon as you get out.

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Written by
Ariba Khaliq
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamFeb 28, 2018

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