Hair fall is a common problem faced by men and women all over the world. Watching strands of hair fall off every time you run your fingers through your hair isn’t easy.
Sometimes the solution for common problems cannot be solved simply by adopting a healthy lifestyle and diet. You need to do more than that, we recommend yoga. Why yoga? Because it relieves stress, which is one of the leading causes of hair fall. Yoga promotes blood circulation to the scalp along with sufficient oxygen to prevent hair loss. Here are a few yoga asanas that you can practice to prevent hair fall and promote overall well-being.
Also known as the diamond pose, Vajrasana should be practised post meals. Sit on the floor in a kneeling position, rest your buttocks on your heels. Place your hands on the thighs and start taking deep breaths for 5-10 minutes. Then relax and straighten your legs, this asana improves digestion, promotes oxygen flow to all parts of your body, including the scalp and relaxes your mind.
Uttasana or the forward bend pose involves standing straight with your feet close together and then bending forward to touch your toes and take a few deep breaths for 10-15 seconds. Practising this asana every morning on an empty stomach rejuvenates your body and lifts your spirits. This forward bending pose adds a rush of energy to the cells in your scalp thereby promoting hair growth. It also helps relieve headache and cures the problem of insomnia.
The opposite of the forward bend pose, Ustrasana or the camel pose requires bending backwards to open up your heart chakra. This stress-relieving asana works best when practised in the morning on an empty stomach. It improves digestion, relieves trapped stress and strengthens the overall body. This asana also regulates the menstrual cycle and releases tension in the ovaries.
Adho Mukha Svanasana
This asana isn’t as complicated as it sounds. Also known as the downward-facing dog pose, Adho Mukha Svanasana should be practised in the morning on an empty stomach. Get on your knees and hands, push your hips up slowly and straighten your legs until your weight is divided on your hands and toes. Stay in this position for 1-3 minutes. This asana improves blood circulation, enables blood flow to your head, thereby preventing hair fall.