You already know that yoga is the best kind of exercise that your body can get. It has a variety of benefits not only for the body but also for your skin and hair. Yes, hair too! So ladies, if you’re struggling with dry or damaged hair, Yoga is the solution for you.Here are some asanas you can try for healthy hair...
Uttanasana or the standing forward bend pose rejuvenates both your mind and body. In this pose your head is below your heart which increases the flow of blood to your head, giving your blood cells a boost of oxygen which in turn give you healthy hair.
Stand straight with your hands on your hips. Loosen your knees and slowly bend forward using hips. Move your hips and tailbone back as the rest of your body moves forward. Place your hands on the ground next to your feet. Your chest must be directly above your feet. Widen the space between your chest bone and pubis. Extend your knees until you feel a stretch in your hamstrings.
Allow the crown of your head to touch the floor. Look through your legs and hold the pose for 10 seconds.
To release the pose, contract your abdomen muscles and place your hands on your hips. Stand up slowly.Practice it 4-5 days a week.
Also called the headstand pose, Sirsasana speeds up the blood circulation which means the brain receives well oxygenated blood. The pose also directs blood towards the scalp thus reducing hair fall, since bad blood circulation in the scalp is the primary cause of hair loss.
Lie down and place your elbows shoulder-width apart with your arms out in front of you with either hand touching the opposite elbow. Shift your hands upwards and clasp them together to make a bed for your head. Now place your head into your arms. The weight of your head should be on the arms and not your shoulders. Straighten your legs just as you would do in downward dog pose and walk towards the head.
Walk till your upper body is completely vertical. Now bend your knees and bring them to your chest, slowly lifting your feet off the floor. To release the pose, slowly bring the knees back down to the chest and then bring down both feet and rest back down in child's pose.Practice this asana daily for best results.
Written by Disha Sampat on Sep 22, 2018