Often the cause of increased hair loss, thinning, slow growth, or the inability to grow a good length is stress, disturbances in the digestive tract and lack of physical activity. Whichever of these reasons it concerns you, yoga can stop excessive hair loss, or at least reduce it. When talking about the benefits of yoga for hair, most often they mean inverted poses that improve blood circulation in the scalp, thereby improving the nutrition of the follicle. This will help new hair grow more active and be strong, as well as possibly delaying the appearance of gray hair. Asanas, which improve the flexibility and mobility of the cervical region, also very well affect the state of blood vessels and nerves in the neck and neck, which improves the condition of the hair as well.
Before you begin to practice, it is necessary that your body would be ready to perform the exercises described below. People with high blood pressure should not practice a set of inverted poses, the same applies to pregnant women.
What is Yoga
Yoga is a path towards the total harmony of body, mind, and spirit. The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word Yuj. Which means union. Union of the individual consciousness with the universal consciousness. Yoga is not merely a form of exercise for the body. It is ancient wisdom – for a healthier, happier, and more peaceful way of living – which ultimately leads to union with the Self. It is an inherent desire in humans to be happy. The ancient sages, through an inquiry about life, were able to reach a state of consciousness in which the secrets of healthier, happier, and meaningful living were revealed to them.
How Does Yoga help increase hair growth?
Yes, The below following asanas help improve hair growth because they:
improve the blood circulation of the scalp;
increase the flow of oxygen to the head;
help remove toxins;
Stimulate hair follicles and nourishes the dry limp hair;
improve thyroid gland and overall health.
How to enhance the effect of inverted asanas to improve hair growth?
Ideally, one should practice such yoga for hair twice a day or 3-5 minutes in the morning and evening. Do not engage immediately after eating. After eating, at least 4-6 hours should pass.
To enhance the effect of the above poses and improve hair growth, heat oil (coconut, olive, jojoba, grapeseed) before performing it and massage it into the scalp with massaging movements.
Do not forget that some yoga poses (for example, a headstand ) for beginners is strongly recommended to be performed under the supervision and strict supervision of a professional instructor.
Regular performance of inverted yoga poses in combination with an intensifying massage and other folk remedies will allow you to notice positive changes in about a month. Those who wish to improve hair growth in a shorter must consult a doctor who will prescribe special medical procedures.
Adho Mukha Svanasana
This is one of the simplest poses that every beginner knows and knows how to do. Therefore, it is suitable even for those who have never done yoga. The pose has such a bizarre name due to the fact that it resembles a dog leaning forward. Asana is recommended to be practiced in the morning before breakfast. In no case do not drink coffee or tea before classes, limit yourself to a glass of water. It is necessary to linger in a pose for 1-3 minutes. The benefits of this exercise are that it improves blood circulation by supplying follicles with oxygen and nutrients. In addition, due to the work of the abdominal muscles, digestion improves. And also there is an extension of the neck and spine, which relieves stress, allows you to relax and calm down.
This pose is also very easy to perform. It promotes rejuvenation and relieves fatigue. This asana is considered intermediate, usually, it is not performed separately. It is necessary to hold a pose for 15-30 seconds. It is recommended to practice in the morning or in the evening. Make sure that the last meal occurs 4-6 hours before the start of classes. In the morning you can perform asana on an empty stomach.
As well as the previous pose improves blood circulation. In addition, it relieves headaches and helps cope with insomnia. Not to mention the stretching of the spine, which is especially good for those who lead a sedentary lifestyle. A massage of internal organs helps fight constipation.
This asana represents a backward deflection, which, according to the classical spiritual practice of yogis, opens the heart chakra. Staying in the pose is recommended for 30-60 seconds. It is better to perform in the morning, but if there is not enough time, then you can postpone it to the evening, this will allow you to slightly stretch the spine after a working day. Asana serves to open the chest, it also improves digestion and increases metabolism. In addition, exercise improves posture and strengthens the body. It will be useful for women to find out that the camel pose normalizes the menstrual cycle and helps with ovarian inflammation.
This lead is also called the queen of all asanas. There are several options for this pose, which can be either laid down or simplified. Depending on your level of training, you can choose the option that suits you. This stand works best in the morning. Try to stay in this position for 30-60 seconds. Sarvangasana treats mild depression. It calms the mind and relieves stress, and also stretches the neck and shoulders. In addition, posture normalizes metabolism and restores stamina. Birch pose will help to become more active and cheerful.
This is a very simple exercise, so any beginner can handle it. Despite the fact that the posture may seem too light, it brings considerable benefits, for example, for the stomach, normalizing digestion. Perform the asana in the morning for 30-60 seconds.
Also, the wind release pose strengthens the abdominal muscles and massages the internal organs, especially the intestines. It also improves blood circulation, relieves tension from the lumbar spine and reduces fat deposits in the waist.
This exercise can only be done by an experienced athlete. Therefore, do not try to perform this pose yourself if you have not done yoga before. In general, for the first time to get into such a pose is better under the control of the teacher, otherwise, you can easily damage the neck. It is not recommended to perform asana on a full stomach, it is better to wait 3-4 hours after eating. And the ideal time to complete, of course, is morning. Keep a pose for 1 to 5 minutes. But if you just mastered the headstand, then hold out as long as you can. Pose calms the mind and relieves stress. It also increases concentration and promotes blood flow to the head, which nourishes the brain and, of course, hair. Also, the exercise very effectively strengthens all the muscles of the body.
Additional Yoga to control stress which reduces hair loss
Sit with your eyes closed in the Padmasana pose and rest your hands on your knees. With your right thumb, close your right nostril and inhale as much oxygen as you can through the left nostril. Remove your thumb from the right nostril and exhale. Use your middle finger to close your left nostril while you exhale and then inhale with your right nostril and exhale. Do this with focus and concentration for about 5 minutes. “Anuloma Viloma helps in improving the working of the lungs and to cure depression and tension which is the ultimate cause of hair loss.
Sit with your spine straight, eyes closed in Padmasana. Now inhale deeply with both the nostrils and fill your lungs with air completely. Now exhale through both the nostrils forcefully such that you feel the pressure in your stomach. Repeat this for 5 minutes. It adds lustre and beauty to the face, reduces stress from the eyes and helps in curing dark circles. It also combats the problem of blood circulation in the whole body and helps in hair growth.