Have a good hair day, every day – with Yoga
When you look at yourself just before going out on a date, or just before a very important meeting – what is the last thing you do? You make sure that your hair game is on point. There’s nothing such as a good hair day if you don’t take care of your hair.
A person’s scalp hair is one of the first and the most noticeable part of their beauties. It not only enhances your personality but it also sets the tone for your entire look. In a society where we are constantly judged, healthy hair is associated with youthfulness and beauty. So it’s no surprise if I tell you that hair loss can make many men and women self-conscious about their appearances.
There are several reasons which can cause or increase hair fall in both men and women. Usually, it’s an unhealthy lifestyle or environmental change which is responsible for a receding hairline. It only delivers more stress and worries to you. What if, there was a treatment that is far from away from chemicals or medical procedures – Yoga is a great way to keep hair healthy by promoting strength and preventing hair loss. Yoga helps to stimulate blood and oxygen flow to the head and scalp region, giving a proper blood circulation. As this happens, the hair follicles are rejuvenated and nourished. Here’s a curated a list of yoga poses which will help you to prevent hair loss, and further assist in the re-growth of hair:
- Adho Mukha Svanasana
To perform this asana, begin on all fours in a table-top position. Make sure your knees and elbows are straight. Try to pull your abdominal muscles inwards and push hips upward to form an inverted ‘V’ shape with the body. With your hand shoulder-width apart and, legs hip-width apart. Hold this posture for a few breaths, because this helps blood circulation within the body and enables fresh blood flow into the head.
This easy to perform asana improves blood circulation in the scalp, and it enables the hair follies to grow. To do the asana – kneel on the floor keeping your spine straight and heels together. Try to put your hands on your thighs with your palms facing down. Hold this position and try to relax and take deep breaths for 1 minute and then stretch your legs forward.
To perform this asana, you need to touch your crown to the ground, which ideally helps the blood to flow to the head. This is why this yoga asana proves to be beneficial for hair growth – with proper blood circulation to the scalp, healthy and strong hair is imminent. To properly perform this, you need to kneel on the floor with your hips resting on your heels. Once adjusted to the position, try bending forward and touch the crown of your head on the floor, and hold your heels with your hands. Hold this position for 5 breaths and come back to the starting position.
This asana not only proves to be the most effective for natural hair growth remedies because it not only directly blood flow towards the scalp but also balances any abnormalities of the thyroid gland which is a common cause for hair fall. This asana can be done by sitting on your knees so that your body remains straight and the knees form a right angle. Holding the position, arch your spine backward and touch the heels of your feet with your hands. Now, as you bend backward to move your face upwards and try to face the ceiling. Remain in the position for a few seconds while breathing normally and slowly to come back to the starting position.
You can do this by lying down facing upwards. Inhale deeply and move one leg up towards the chest with your hands, hold your knee close to your chest. Exhale the air completely while holding this pose then relax and put your left back to the starting position, and now repeat the asana a few times while concentrating on your breathing. This asana is known to be the most functional asana for preventing hair fall, and also helps in relieving you from gas and aids in digestion.
Omkar Kulkarni is a self-proclaimed art appreciator, a certified film reviewer and someone’s favorite human being.