There are basic yoga poses and hand gestures that help to enhance blood circulation to your scalp, improve digestion, reduce stress levels, and anxiety, that are some of the main causes for hair fall.
These yoga poses can help in improving oxygen consumption by the cells on the scalp, and supply the needed nutrients to the scalp. When regularly practiced, these yoga poses can help in promoting hair growth.
5 Yoga Poses to Prevent Hair Loss:
1. Downward-Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
This yoga pose offers many health benefits. This particular pose resembles a dog in a forward bending position.
This pose improves blood circulation to the head, therefore, stimulating hair growth. Also, compresses the abdominal muscles, thereby stretches the neck and spine to relieve stress and improving digestion.
You should practice this every morning on an empty stomach to get the most of its benefits. Hold on to the position for at least 1-3 minutes each time you practice it.
2. Standing Forward Bend Pose (Uttanasana)
Standing Forward Bend Pose, or known as Uttanasana, rejuvenates your body and lifts your spirits. This intermediate level Hatha Yoga pose needs to be held for approximately 15-30 seconds.
You can do this in the morning when your stomach is empty, or if not possible, shift to the evening, but, only after a gap of about 4-6 hours since your last meal.
Standing Forward Bend Pose adds a rush of energy into the cells in your head. It keeps splitting headaches, sleepless nights at bay and helps quieten your buzzing mind. Also, the digestive organs are massaged well, therefore, solving constipation issues.
3. Thunderbolt Pose (Vajrasana)
The thunderbolt pose, also known as diamond pose or vajrasana, is best when practiced after the meals.
For this pose, you can sit on the floor with your legs folded under your body and your spine straight. Then rest your body on your legs, while keeping your hands on your thighs or by your side.
Then rest your body on your ankles. Continue breathing, and after 5-10 minutes, straighten your legs and relax.
The thunderbolt pose, is the only pose which can be practiced right after eating. This pose prevents obesity, promotes better digestion, prevents digestive distress, relaxes your back and keeps your spine straight.
4. Rubbing Nails Together (Balayam)
Rubbing your nails together, is another popular therapy for hair fall. This involves rubbing your fingernails together using a certain amount of force.
The tips of your finger are directly connected to the roots of the hair. By rubbing them together, this will help improve circulation to the hair. Also, this automatically helpos in improving hair growth. For at least 15 minutes daily, while relaxing or watching TV, rub your nails together.
5. Wind Relieving Pose (Pawanmuktasana)
The wind relieving pose is knowo to be one of the most effective poses for relieving your body from all digestive problems in the morning. It helps you prepare a better base for upcoming exercises and clears your body of all digestive gases. Also, it improves blood circulation in all parts of the body and strengthens your abdominal muscles.
Practice this pose for about 30-60 seconds. With time you can increase the duration.