It is well-known that yoga offers a range of health benefits. These 5 yoga poses will ensure you have a healthy head of hair to go with your healthy body:
This pose, also known as the Camel Pose, improves blood flow to the brain, which in turn aids hair growth and its health, thus curbing hair loss.
Getting it Right: Kneel on a mat with your spine erect, keeping the thighs at a 90 degree angle from the ground. Place your hands on the waist, with the thumb behind and other fingers in the front. Inhale deeply and slowly arch backwards. Hold your heels with your hands or even stretch further to touch the soles. The eyes must face the ceiling. Hold this pose for 30-60 seconds and breathe normally. Exhale slowly and return to the kneeling position.
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Also known as the Downward Facing Dog Pose, it allows the head to face downwards, which helps stimulate the flow of blood to the scalp, promoting hair growth.
Getting it Right: Stand on a mat and breathe normally. Slowly bring your body forward all the way, allowing your palms to touch the mat. Slowly stretch your left leg backward, followed by the right leg. Let the palms lie flat on the mat. Inhale deeply, tuck your stomach in and hold this position for 60-90 seconds. Exhale and slowly return to the standing position.
This Shoulder Stand Pose is very popular thanks to its numerous health benefits. It helps in better functioning of the thyroid gland, purifying blood, and helps control hair loss and premature greying.
Getting it Right: Lie down on a mat with the chest facing up and exhale. Inhaling slowly, lift your legs until they are at a 90 degree angle with the floor. Now exhale and simultaneously raise your waist while pushing your legs upwards. Use your hands to support your waist. Hold the asana for 30-60 seconds while breathing normally. Exhale slowly, bend the knees, curve the back and slowly return to the lying position.
Known as the Thunderbolt or the Diamond Pose, it is considered to be the most effective pose for hair loss as it works to improve digestion, indirectly rectifying the issue.
Getting it Right: Sit on your mat and let your legs stretch out straight in front of you. Rest your palms on the right side and putting your body’s weight on them, fold your knees underneath and rest on them. Rest your palms on each knee. Keep breathing normally. Hold this sitting pose for two minutes, after which you can stretch out your legs again.
Known also as the Standing Forward Bend Pose, this pose allows the blood to rush to your top half. In this state, the cells in the upper part of the body receive a healthy boost of oxygen. This addresses a variety of issues including
Getting it Right: Stand erect with your arms by your side and inhale deeply. Now exhale, lift your hands and bend forward so that your fingers touch the floor or your toes. You can also gently hold your calves. Hold the position for 30 to 60 seconds and breathe normally. Inhaling deeply, slowly come back to the original standing position.
(All images, except Sarvangasana: By yanalya / Freepik)
(Sarvangasana image: By peoplecreations / Freepik)