Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Yogas to Stop Hair fall: Hair loss Prevention at home

Practice Yoga and stop hair fall naturally at home. Here are some yoga poses that can help you control and beat hair loss effectively.

Nowadays, hair fall has become quite a common problem for both men and women of all ages. Stress and hectic life is definitely one of the major causes of hair loss. Other factors that contribute to hair loss include hormonal disorders, genetic problems, pollution, bad eating habits, excessive use of styling products, smoking, etc. A number of products or medications are available in the market that promises to control hair fall, but these artificial products do not prove to be as effective as they’re promoted. Once you stop using them your hair starts falling again. So, instead of opting for artificial methods to prevent hair fall, it’s highly recommended to try an all natural method - yoga. Regular practice of some Yoga asanas can indeed help in combating hair loss. While it may not stop hair fall altogether, it will definitely reduce it to a great extent. And the best part is, doing these yoga poses will not only stimulate your hair growth but also rejuvenate your entire system - physically and mentally. Here are some effective asanas you could try to curb hair loss and improve hair growth.

Girl hair fall


Pavanmuktasana (also known as the wind relieving asana) aids in digestion and release of gas out of the body. And with a clean digestive system, you can rest assured that your hair will not fall out. The best part of Pawanmuktasana is that it is very easy to perform.

A girl doing Pavanmuktasana

How to do:
To start with, lie down on your back with feet placed together and arms on the side. Now, breathe in and out. Bring your knees towards your chest as you exhale. Curl your neck up and try to touch your chin to your knees. Stay in this pose for a few seconds and then inhale as you come back to the original position.

Vajrasana or the diamond pose is another great pose for controlling hair fall. The specialty of this asana is that, unlike other yoga poses, it can be done right after eating your food. Vajrasana is known to help beat digestion problems and urinary disorders. Plus, it can boost your body’s immunity to fight against scalp infections.

A girl performing Vajrasana

How to do:
Place a yoga mat on the floor. Kneel on the mat with heels pointing upwards, and then slowly place your buttocks on your heels. Make sure to keep your spine erect. Now place both your palms on your upper thigh, facing downwards. Then close your eyes, relax, and start breathing in and out deeply at a steady rate.

Adho-Mukha Savasana
Also known as the downward dog pose, this asana increases the blood flow and oxygen supply to the head, and thus stimulates the nerves of the scalp. Plus, this yoga pose is known to help relive mental fatigue, depression, anxiety and insomnia.

A girl doing Adho-Mukha Savasana

How to do:
Get down on all fours with your hands and feet flat on the ground. See to it that your hands are perpendicular to shoulders and your knees perpendicular to hips. Next, gently push off your hips up in such a manner that your body forms a “V”. Press your palms on to the ground and try straightening your spine more. To exit the pose, pull down your hips slowly and come back to the original position.

Apanasana aids in purifying the blood and thus improves the hair growth by stimulating the hair follicles. This is also a great pose for relaxing the tight, sore muscles of the neck and thighs.

A girl performing Apanasana

How to do:
Lie flat on your back and place both the palms on your knees. Now, as you exhale, slowly pull both your legs towards your chest. Try using the strength of your thighs to pull your legs rather than using your arms. Gently hug the knees into the chest. Hold the position for some time and then push the knees out while inhaling. Initially, try repeating the procedure for 4-6 times and then slowly increase the number when your body starts getting accustomed to it.

This yoga asana helps reduce hair fall significantly because of two reasons. Firstly, while doing this pose, your head will be hanging below your heart, and this in turn will ensure proper blood circulation to your scalp. Secondly, the standing forward pose can help to relieve anxiety and stress - the primary reason for hair loss.

Performing Uttanasana

How to do:
Stand up straight with your legs close to one another. Inhale deeply. Now while exhaling, slowly lift your hands up and bend forward. Try bending until your hands touch the ground. If possible, you can also try to bring your hands behind your heels. Hold on this position while breathing normally. And to come out of the pose, just inhale deeply and get back to the original standing position.

Those suffering from male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness and hair fall due to hormonal imbalance can get immense benefit from this asana. It improves blood circulation to the scalp, nourishes the hair roots, and eventually prevents hair fall.

A girl performing Sarvangasana

How to do:
Lie down flat on your back with legs touching each other. Now slowly raise your legs. You can either lift them straight upward or you can first fold them at the knees and then lift them up. Next step is to slowly lift your body up. Place your palms in line with your back to provide support while you raise your body towards the ceiling. Make sure to rest your body weight on the shoulders. Breathe slowly and press your chin into your chest. Keep your elbows on the ground while you do this. Hold the position till you’re comfortable. Then slowly lower your body and come back to the sleeping position. People having spine or neck problems or high blood pressure levels should avoid attempting this asana.

Kapalbhati Pranayam
This is one kind of a breathing exercise that fully oxygenates the body while strengthening the stomach muscles. It helps to give the scalp the required oxygen to sustain hair growth. Apart from that, regular practice of this yoga pose will improve your entire digestive system as well.

A girl doing Kapalbhati Pranayam

How to do:
Sit with your spine erect and close your eyes. Join the tips of the index finger & thumb and rest your wrists on your knees. Relax and inhale normally. Now exhale sharply by contracting the abdominal muscles. Keep your mouth closed. Repeat the steps continuously for twenty to forty counts.

Not only hair loss, by doing this simple nail rubbing exercise you can combat the problem of dandruff and premature graying of hair as well. The best part is, you can do this asana either sitting or standing, while watching TV or relaxing. Since the roots of the hair follicles are directly connected to the finger tips, rubbing them together will increase blood circulation to your scalp and eventually it will help your hair grow faster.

Doing Balayam

How to do:
Curl the fingers of both hands in an inward direction towards your palm. Now bring the fingernails of both the hands in contact with each other and start rubbing them briskly. Keep on rubbing for around 5-7 minutes at a stretch.

Image Source: yogabound.castylecraze.comstylecraze.comin.lifestyle.yahoo.com


This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

Post a Comment

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More