Every woman’s dream is a long and healthy hair. However, there are plenty of factors that prevent this dream from happening in real life.
Those factors are stress, bad food intake, imbalanced hormones and disorders, genetic disorders, illnesses, hair dyes, hair products, meds, even smoking cause hair loss. One of the best and most effective methods of preventing hair loss is yoga. Surprising, right?
Doing yoga and pranayama exercises will prevent hair loss and have a positive impact on your overall health. What are the benefits? They improve the blood circulation to the scalp and digestion, lowers the levels of anxiety and stress, which are one of the main reasons behind hair loss.
Also, these techniques help the scalp cells to absorb the oxygen. If you take enough time to do these exercises, they will boost your hair growth.
Here are 12 yoga and pranayama exercises:
1. Corpse Pose
Lay down on your back and relax your body while you keep your feet and hips widely apart. Put your arms aside, and your hands are facing upwards. Give up and just breathe.This pose will calm you and fight against stress. The breathing stimulates circulation.
2. Camel Pose
Kneel on the floor, keep the hips over the knees, and place your hands at the base of your spine. Then, bring your shoulder blades and elbows towards each other. When you move your chest upwards, curve your back downwards.
3. Paschimottanasana Pose
Sit on your mat and keep your legs together and straight. Straighten your back and stretch your hands in front. Then, bend forward at the hips, flex your feet, and hold your toes, ankles, or feet.
Place your forehead on your legs and rest.This position improved the blood and oxygen supplies to your scalp, and lower the hair loss. Also, it relaxes tight hamstrings.
4. Padangusthasana Pose
Stand up with your feet and shoulders kept widely apart, and keep your back and legs straight. Bend from your torso towards the front. The purpose is to touch your forehead with your knees.
With your hands touch your toes and breathe. This is very easy to do and improves blood circulation in your head. It offers you a stretch of the whole body.
5. Adho Mukha Svanasana Pose
Put your feet and hands on the ground. Keep your back straight, your feet flat on the floor, and your shoulders and wrists widely apart. Push your toes and lift your hips. Try as much as you can to keep your heels flat on the floor. You should form the letter “V” turned upside down.It stimulates the blood flow to your head.
Sit kneeling on your mat and keep your spine straight, and heels together. Place your palms facing downward on your thighs. Relax and respire for a minute, and in the end, stretch your legs forward.
This pose increases the blood circulation, improves hair growth, relieves bloated abs, improves digestion, and helps in losing weight.
Sit on the floor kneeling, and keep your hips resting on your heels. Then, bend forward and touch the floor with your head, and use your hands to touch and hold your heels. Inhale and exhale 5 times and get back to the beginning position.Adequate blood flow leads to strong and healthy hair.
Sit on your mat and lie down. Put your arms on the sides and rest. Keep your legs straight, stretch them and lift them up, while lifting your head and torso up.
You should make a shape of the letter “V.” Stay like this for 1 minute, and get back to the beginning pose.
Raised legs bring the blood circulation towards your hips which affects the function of the reproductive organs.
Lie down on your mat. Take a deep breath and lift one leg towards your chest, while holding the knee with your hands. While in this position, exhale, relax, and get back to the beginning position.
Do the same with the other leg. You can do this several times with each leg. This pose prevents hair loss, relieves has and aids, and improved the lower back. Also, it is good for lowering the fat from the stomach and buttocks.
10. Kapalhabati Pranayama
This is a pranayama exercise with breathing that will help your brain receive higher amounts of oxygen.
Sit on your mat in lotus pose and keep your legs folded. Exhale strongly, and breathe in slowly. Do this for 5 mins. You will need the practice to make this exercise easier.
11. Bhastrika Pranayama
This exercise gets rid of extra bile, phlegm, and gas from your body. Also, clears the blood and the nervous system.
Sit same as you sit for Vajrasana pose. Clench your fists and put them beside your shoulder. As you breathe in, push your hands in front, and as you breathe out, lower your hands down.
12. Anulom Vilom
This exercise keeps your lungs in good health and battles the radicals that stress produces. It improves blood circulation.Sit down in lotus position. Place one thumb on one nostril, and fold the index finger.
Your ring finger should be straight, so you can close the other nostril. So, take a deep breath through the open nostril, and close it with the index finger. Open the other nostril, and breathe out.
This is one round; you can do the same following the same steps.Note: If you suffer from increased blood pressure, heart conditions or a hernia, do not try this!
The cosmetic companies offer us many products for prevention or treatment of hair loss. However, they may have some severe side effects.
So, the best way is to use natural remedies and do exercises such as yoga, that will give you healthy hair, and improve your general health. These techniques have been tested and did now show any undesired results.