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Simple Yoga Poses that help in Hair Growth

Yoga poses for hair growth

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Hair thinning or baldness is a widespread and common problem, irrespective of gender. How society looks down upon those with hair fall related issues is clearly evident in recent Indian movies too. 

The science of yoga has its origin since the birth of the first religion on this planet. It is believed to be a sacred practice essential for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. As we all know about the countless benefits of Yoga to our body, hair growth is no exception.

The science behind yoga aiding in the process of hair growth is that it increases blood circulation and repairs cells of our body. Yoga stimulates and activates scalp cells and rejuvenates dry and limp hair. In this way, it also helps in controlling hair loss. In case if you’re experiencing hair fall and baldness, yoga is a pro-tip for you. If the appropriate yoga poses are followed diligently on a daily basis, it will definitely cut off the hassle of going to the dermatologist and spending thousands of rupees on medicines. It is the most effective and natural way to get back the hair you once lost.

Let us know 4 of the best yoga poses that not only will help you have a good volume but also smoother and silkier hair that we all desire. 

  1. Vajrasana (thunderbolt pose)

Usage and benefits: It is perfect for any beginner to start with. The science behind this pose is that it helps releases stress and tension which is the predominant cause of hair fall or hair graying.  It boosts blood circulation to the scalp and strengthens the hair follicle or hair root. Over time, if followed on a regular basis, will give you thicker and stronger hair. 


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Method: Bend your knees and sit on your buttocks. Foot soles should be as close as possible and spines should be absolutely straight. Take deep breaths on counts. Hold this post for 5-6 minutes.  

  1. Adho Mukha Savasana (Downward dog pose)

Usage and benefits: This yogasana is part of the Surya Namaskar pose (sun salutations). As this pose requires one to put down his/her head for some time, the blood flows to the scalp, helps in regenerating scalp cells and hair follicles. It thus strengthens hair roots reducing hair fall and aids the process of hair regrowth. 

Adho Mukha Savasana

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Method: Stand on all your fours in a straight dog position. Push the hips out and stretch your knees and hands straight making a “V” shape pushing the abdomen inside. The legs should be hip apart similarly the hands should be shoulder apart. Breathe in counts and hold this pose for a maximum of 5 minutes.

  1. Utthanasana (Stand forward pose)

Usage and benefits: It is very easy and effective in relaxing body muscles. Much similar to Adho Mukha Savasana, the head is kept low, hence blood flows downwards. This helps in supplying oxygen to the scalp cells and strengthening hair follicles. Besides, it improves the texture of your hair making it smoother and silkier. 


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Method: Stand by stretching both your arms above your head and keep your spine absolutely straight. Keep your feet a few inches apart. Slowly inhale and then while exhaling bend down, push your hips outward. Knees can bend slightly to reduce strain on the legs and touch the floor completely with both of your palms. Make sure your body weight should rest on the balls of your feet, Keep holding this position for a few breaths, release the pose while exhaling and then relax.

  1. Ustrasana  (Camel Pose)

Usage and Benefits: The pose helps in stimulating blood vessels of the scalp promoting blood circulation and adequate oxygen supply. It might seem difficult to execute at first but with practice, it can prove to be extremely beneficial for hair strengthening. This pose not only improves body posture but also helps in better digestion. 


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Hair fall can be a sign of underlying health issues also. It is important to do a thorough diagnosis of your body and access and keep track of the changes that the body shows along with hair fall. 

Yoga is a simple yet life changing process that will, to a large extent,  help in taking care of all of your hair related issues. Although we can never ignore the importance of a good diet. Protein rich food helps in generating keratin for your hair. Vitamin A, B, C, D and E along with zinc, iron, biotin and essential fatty acids are also important for good hair health. 

It is important to note that there is a marked difference between hairfall and hair loss. Losing upto 50 strands of hair is natural and losing a bunch of it at one brush can be a sign of hair loss and needs medical assistence. 

Start immediately with these simple hair regrowth yoga poses and see results within a month or two. 

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