Do you feel that your hair looks dull and dreary? Do you go through your old pictures and wish for that thick and beautiful hair to return?
Well, quit sulking, stop blaming your hair products and start practicing yoga for long, healthy and shiny hair.
Hair loss is a major concern for both men and women. There are a number of reasons that can lead to hair loss, such as age, pollution, poor diet, stress, and thyroid problems. Thanks to the sedentary lifestyle many lead, stress has become the primary reason for hair loss and unhealthy hair.
That’s right! Now, you can stop cursing your hair products and straighteners. They probably play only a small role in damaging your hair.
Stop right there and don’t waste another penny for those expensive hair products and treatments. Choose the harmless, happy and healthy way to combat hair loss and accelerate hair growth.
Yes! You heard it right! Yoga is a great way to protect your hair, restore its strength and prevent hair loss.
It enhances blood circulation and oxygen flow to the head and scalp region for the regrowth of healthy hair and improves your physical and mental health as well.
Here are 7 yoga poses that can work wonders for your hair. Let’s take a look at them now.
Balayam Yoga is also known as the rubbing nails posture. It is a very simple and natural exercise according to the ancient books of yoga. The biggest advantage is that it can be done anytime anywhere.
Turn your palms inwards, curl your fingers and start rubbing the surface of your nails firmly against each other. It is considered one of the best exercises for hair growth.
Vajrasana is known by many names, such as the thunderbolt pose and the diamond pose. As the name suggests, the diamond pose will make your body as strong as a diamond! It is one of the few poses that is beneficial when done post a meal.
Vajrasana can benefit the body in many ways:
Increases blood circulation
Calms the mind
Ustrasana which is also called the camel pose is a very effective yoga exercise. Stand on your knees, bend backward and touch the heels of your feet. Practice the asana in the mornings on an empty stomach for best results.
Ustrasana improves digestion and excretion. It heals and balances your chakras, ameliorates your posture, and nourishes your body. It also balances any abnormalities of the thyroid gland that can lead to hair loss.
Uttanasana is also called the standing forward bending pose. Stretch your hamstrings and abdomen muscles, bend downwards and try to touch the floor or toe with your palms. This yoga pose completely revives the body and refreshes the mind.
It energizes the cells in the head, provides a sense of calm and keeps the headaches and insomnia at bay. It provides relief from stress and anxiety, which are the primary causes that lead to hair fall.
It is popularly known as the headstand pose, it’s tough to master this pose but once you do, it can help you in plenty of ways. Sit with your knees on the floor and your buttocks resting on the heels of your feet. Slowly, lean forward and place your forearms on the floor and interlock the fingers of both of your hands. Press the back of the head against the inside of the interlocked fingers and place the top of the head on the floor and lift your heels. Stay still in this position for a few minutes. Relax and breathe deeply.
Sirsasana is the king of all asanas. It helps to rejuvenate the brain by directing a good supply of oxygenated blood to the brain cells. As a result, scalp cells gets nourished, which leads to hair growth.
It is also known as the shoulder stand pose. It is nicknamed the queen of all asanas. Lie on your back and slowly raise your legs till your feet points to the ceiling. Your body should rest on your shoulders and the back of your neck. This shoulder stand works best when done in the morning on an empty stomach.
Sarvangasana supports hair growth by activating the most important glands of the body like the thyroid gland. While practicing this yoga pose, more blood flows into the throat, and the thyroid gland will be invigorated. Thus, hair loss and premature greying of hair are controlled or put to an end.
Adho Mukha Svanasana
The asana is also called the downward facing dog pose as it resembles a dog bending forward. Stand on all four limbs, then gently lift your hips and straighten your elbows and knees. Make sure that your body has formed an inverted ‘V’. Keep your hands shoulder-width apart and, legs hip-width apart. Press your palms to the ground and lengthen your neck. This beginner level asana needs to be practiced in the morning on an empty stomach.
Adho Mukha Svanasana, if practiced regularly, has numerous benefits. It strengthens the abdominal muscles. It improves blood circulation, thus enabling fresh blood to flow into your head and increase the hair growth. This pose also helps you to relax and calm your mind, thus reducing anxiety.
These are some of the best yoga asanas for combating hair loss and for staying healthy. These asanas have been practiced and recommended by people all over the world. For best results, add a healthy, balanced diet in your daily routine as it will provide proper nourishment to the hair and prevent them from falling.
In addition to a healthy and balanced diet, add some matcha to your life. Matcha green tea hails from Japan and is made into a powdered form, from tea leaves that have been grown in the shade— a condition that forces the plant to produce health-benefiting compounds.
Researchers have concluded that drinking matcha tea regularly or applying it on the hair and scalp promotes hair longevity. And the best part- you can easily prepare matcha tea at home or anywhere because it’s a pretty simple recipe.
Another important tip is to drink plenty of water. Water plays a crucial role in combating hair loss and premature greying. So drink at least 8-10 glasses of water everyday.
Say yes to Yoga! Say yes to thick and healthy hair.
By Catalin Zorzini
Catalin is the founder of Ecommerce Platforms and Web App Meister. He blogs about matcha, Japanese lifestyle, and mindfulness at matcha-tea.com. He's a design enthusiast and loves matcha, and is uber passionate about blockchain technology and travel.
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