10+ Effective Yoga Asana & Pranayama Exercises to Stop Hair Loss

10+ Effective Yoga Asana & Pranayama Exercises to Stop Hair Loss

Everyone – men and women both want to have shiny and silky hair, as well as strength, is also necessary. But most of them are having dull hair and so many hair problems. Most of the hair problems are caused due to busy and stressful lifestyle. In between busy schedule and workload, you might not be able to take proper care of your hair. And even you find time to nourish and care for your hair, shampoo, conditioner and many more chemical based hair products are going to be a reason for lifeless hair.

Yoga Asana & Pranayama Exercises
Yoga Asana & Pranayama Exercises

 

For naturally shiny and smooth hair, one needs to practice natural therapy. One of the practical and widely used treatment is Yoga Asana and Pranayama Exercises. Worldwide people go on practicing Yogasana for better health and maintain the healthier lifestyle. Not many people are aware of getting effects on hair as well as prevention of hair loss with the help of Yoga Asana.

Yoga Asana & Pranayama Exercises to Stop Hair Loss

Mainly, all the conditions related to your body are caused because of the stressful life. That being reason, people suffer from Heart Disease, Blood Pressure Problems, Skin Problems, and Hair Fall is also one of these things. Other than such stress, unhealthy lifestyle including Smoking, Drinking, Improper Diet, Hormonal Imbalance, Overexposure to Sun  – UV Rays, Excess Usage of Chemical Based products, etc. are also responsible factors.

To stop hair loss, the vast range of beauty products as well as hair care products are available in the market. You can go to the nearest store or even order online, but not all of them turn out to be helpful. Moreover, they contain so many types of chemicals in them. One way or another, they are going to make things even worse with your hair. Hence to prevent hair loss, one should think about some natural way which won’t be harmful as well as no side effects should be associated with it.

Here we are discussing 10+ Effective Yoga Asana and Pranayama Exercises to Stop Hair Loss. Below are various useful Yoga Asana which, if you practice daily, will result in stopping of hair loss and overall health will be improved. Since ages, Yoga has been proved one of the most efficient ways for maintaining physical and mental health. It heals all three – Mind, Body, and Soul. With improved blood circulation, you will see miraculous effects of these Yoga Asana and Pranayama Exercises.

Once you start doing Yoga Asana, it is going to be very useful your entire body’s good health. With specific types of Yoga Asana and Pranayama Exercises, your digestion will be improved as well as it helps in reducing anxiety. Even several poses of Yoga Asana keeps your head in such a position in which improved blood flow goes throughout your head, and enhanced circulation will be circulated through your scalp.

10+ Effective Yoga Asana and Pranayama Exercises to Stop Hair Loss:

  1. Adho Mukha Svanasana: [Downward-Facing Dog Pose]

How to do it:

  • It would be good to use Yoga mat while you’re practicing Yoga Asana.
  • For Adho Mukha Svanasana, get into Push Ups position on your Yoga mat.
  • Now, keep your face towards the ground and extend your hands forward, shoulder width.
  • Bend your upper body downwards and strengthen your legs.
  • Keep your knees unbent.
  • From toe to hips, keep your body straight.
  • Now, hold your breath for a few seconds.
  • Beginners need to practice this Adho Mukha Svanasana in the morning while having the empty stomach.
  • In the starting days, hold the position for several seconds and then you will be able to keep the pose for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Benefits:

With this pose, your head is bent forward which lets the blood flow towards your head. The improved blood circulation then flows into the entire body. With such blood flow, digestion is also improved. From toe to spine and from head to hands, many parts of your body stretches out. Even the spine and neck have beneficial effects from this stretching. It releases stress throughout your body and helps to relax your mind and body, both.

  1. Uttanasana: [Standing Forward Bend Pose]

How to do it:

  • To do Uttanasana, stand straight on your Yoga mat.
  • Bend slowly towards the ground by bending your spine through the waist.
  • While bending forward, take your hand to your legs towards feet.
  • Do not bend your knees.
  • Try to touch your forehead to the knees, without bending your knees.
  • Keep your hands straight and keep your elbow on the sides of your knees.
  • Let your hands’ fingertips touch the rear part of the feet.
  • When your stomach is empty, preferably in the morning, perform the Uttanasana.
  • Other than morning, choose evening time, when your stomach is not so full, at least 5 to 7 after having the meal.
  • In the beginning, try to hold the pose for few seconds.
  • Later on, you will be able to hold the pose for more time.

Benefits:

The Uttanasana keeps your head downwards, facing the ground. Because of that, blood rushes towards the head and cells in the head gets improved blood flow. Any of the issues regarding a headache can be cured with the help of this asana. Even your stomach is stretched here, so digestive muscles are going to get massaged. It will result in preventing constipation problems. Regular practicing of Uttanasana will enhance your overall body and rejuvenates your health.

  1. Vajrasana: [Thunderbolt Pose/ Diamond Pose]

How to do it:

  • At first, kneel down on the floor, easily.
  • Keep your spine straight and heels together.
  • While kneeling down, bend your knees in such a way that after sitting your feet’s sole is supposed to touch your buttocks.
  • Keep your hands bend the elbow, keep your fingers straight, touching your thigh – knee.
  • Your fingers are supposed to be faced down.
  • Relax in the pose.
  • Deep breaths for a few minutes.
  • After moving out of the pose, stretch your legs forward.
  • This is a relaxed pose, keep breathing and holding the pose for several minutes.

Benefits:

It is believed that Pranayama done in Vajrasna gives your strength of a diamond, hence also known as the diamond pose. This asana is amongst those very few, which should be done after taking the meal. Beginners need to hold the post for at least 5 to 10 minutes, whereas regularly it can be done for several minutes. When done daily, the Vajrasana, i.e., Thunderbolt Pose helps you against constipation. It keeps your mind calm and clear. Also, helps losing help and obesity. This pose also helps for maintaining blood circulation in your body and bend muscles gives you strengthen.

  1. Pawanmuktasana: [Wind Relieving Pose]

How to do it:

  • Lie on the ground as your back lies on the ground.
  • Look straight towards the ceiling.
  • Inhale deeply and then move your left leg upwards to the chest.
  • Get your hands to help the leg to go up.
  • Try to get the left leg’s knee nearby your chest.
  • Hold the pose and exhale completely.
  • Then put back your leg, gently to the primary position, on the ground.
  • Now, inhale and do the same with your right leg.
  • Repeat as like the left leg – do the inhale and exhale in the same manner.

Benefits:

The Pawanmuktasana is supposed to be done in the morning, with the empty stomach. It mainly helps digestion process and also helps in relieving gas. Too fat from abdomen and buttocks is burnt slowly. Any issues regarding stomach and gas can be prevented with regular exercise of this pose. Even your stomach and abdominal organs get stretched hence it helps burn belly fats. After regular practice, you will be easily able to hold the pose for about 40 to 60 seconds.

  1. Sirsasana: [Headstand Pose]

How to do it:

  • Sit on the ground by placing your hips resting on the heels.
  • Then bend forward by keeping your forearm on the ground.
  • Interlock both hands’ fingers with each other.
  • Slowly place your fingers against your head and place on the ground.
  • Raise your knees off the floor and firmly put your head on the floor.
  • Give balance/ base to your head while your entire body goes upside down.
  • Inhale and hold the pose, as long as you can.
  • Then exhale slowly and get on the floor, the same way you went up.

Benefits:

You might have heard of this pose as the Head Stand. It is considered as King of Yogasana due to lots of benefits from it and the way it is kind of different than any other poses. When seeing the pictures of the Sirsasana, you might find it quite tricky to do, but once you master the pose, you will know that it is not that much hard. Through this posture, blood flow towards brain is improved, and hence it will nourish your mind. It is also able to cure thyroid and many other problems too.

One more important thing to remember, the Sirsasana is supposed to be done in the morning, most preferably. It is so because you need to have the gap of almost 10 to 12 hours from the last meal to do this pose. After mastering, try to hold the pose for around 2 to 5 minutes, as per your body supports.

  1. Surya Namaskar: [Sun Salutation]

Surya Namaskar contains total 12 different poses/ Asanas viz.

Pranamasana (Prayer Pose)
Hasta Utthanasana (Raised Arms Pose)
Padhastasana (Hand To Foot Pose)
Shwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian Pose)
Santolanasana (Inner Equanimity Pose)
Ashtanga Namaskara (Salute with Eight Points)
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
Parvatasana (Mountain Pose)
Ashwa Sanchalanasana ( Equestrian Pose)
Padahastasana (Hand To Foot Pose)
Hasta Utthanasana (Raised Arms Pose)
Pranamasana (Prayer Pose)

With all these twelve Asana, each of them has their numerous benefits for the entire body. Since ages, Rishis have been doing the Surya Namaskara to maintain good health and live longer. It helps reducing weight as well as whole body’s blood circulation can also be improved. Even while doing the Surya Namaskar, you need to concentrate on both – inhale and exhale as well as holding breath at specific points is also essential.

  1. Sarvangasana: [All Limb Pose]

How to do it:

  • Lie down on the floor, facing upwards.
  • Slowly try to get your legs into upper direction.
  • Keep your hands on the ground.
  • Bend your body from the upper part, if possible, through your neck.
  • Get entire body upwards, slowly.
  • Keep your hands straight on the ground, bend them, interlock the fingers.
  • Joined/ interlocked fingers will give support for getting your body upwards.
  • Hold the post for a few seconds.

Benefits:

The Sarvangasana (All Limb Pose) is also said to be the Queen of all Asanas. It is quite challenging to do, as it involves bending entire body through the neck, be careful while performing it, if you need, get guidance from an instructor. Through this pose, your whole body including Shoulders, Stomach, Back, Legs gets stretched. It is one of the advanced level Hatha Yoga Poses. It is supposed to be done when you have the empty stomach. Try to hold the pose for about 30 to 60 seconds.

  1. Ustrasana (Camel Pose):

How to do it:

  • Kneel on the Yoga mat, place your hands on the hips.
  • Keep your knees in line with your shoulders.
  • Your feet’s sole is supposed to be facing the ceiling.
  • Inhale slowly and draw in your tail-bone towards the pubis.
  • Get into the pose as like you’re getting pulled from the navel.
  • While doing that, arch your back, slide your palms towards your feet, over feet.
  • Keep your arms straight.
  • Keep your neck in the neutral position.
  • Keep inhaling – exhaling for a few breaths, hold the pose.
  • Slowly release the pose.

Benefits:

The Ustrasana (Camel Pose) helps to improve the digestion. As you just read, your entire body is stretched in this pose, with that your back and shoulder muscles are also extended. Spine flexibility is improved with this pose. For women, it helps to regulate menstrual cycle as well as benefits to release tension in the ovaries.

  1. Sasangasana:

How to do it:

  • Kneel down on the floor, while resting your hips on the heels.
  • Slowly bend forward and get your hips off the heels.
  • Get your forehead/ crown of your head towards the floor, nearby your knees.
  • Try to touch the floor/ knees.
  • Keep your hands holding the heels.
  • After touching the ground, hold the position.
  • Try to hold it for about 4 to 5 breaths.
  • Then slowly go to the starting position, kneel down on the floor, resting your hips on the heels.

Benefits:

As we discussed, your head touches the floor. Hence the blood flow will be directed towards your scalp. Improved blood circulation helps healthy scalp, and it leads towards healthy hair. As the spine and back get stretched people having back problems, it will heal the pain. Back and neck pressure is released through this pose.

  1. Anuloma Viloma: [Alternate Nostril Breathing]

How to do it:

  • Sit simply in Padmasana.
  • Keep your eyes closed.
  • Relax your entire body.
  • Rest your hands on your knees.
  • Now, take your right-hand thumb close the right nostril.
  • Inhale through the left nostril, as much as you can.
  • Remove your hand from the right nostril, close the left nostril.
  • Exhale through the right nostril, while keeping the left nostril closed.
  • While doing this, keep your mind calm, focus on your deep breaths.
  • Concentrate your focus on the Pranayama which you are doing now.
  • Do the same with your left nostril and right hand, repeat inhale – exhale both processes.

Benefits:

With regular practice of Anuloma and Viloma, you can have improved inhale – exhale, and the functioning of lungs gets better. Even it helps for those who suffer from depression and tension. Both of these are amongst main reasons for hair fall, hence doing this Pranayama is going to help you a lot. Those who regularly perform this Pranayama gets relaxation of mind and also it strengthens the brain too.

  1. Kapalbhati Pranayama:

How to do it:

  • Sit on your Yoga mat, easily in Vajrasana.
  • Those who have issues regarding their back or spine can sit on the floor with the help of the wall, resting on the wall.
  • You have to sit straight and force your breath out – exhale in short intervals.
  • For beginners, take the interval of 20 to 30 breaths in the starting.
  • Those who are regularly practicing the pose can go up to 200 breaths.

Benefits:

This Pranayama helps in various ways to heal your body. Regular Kapalbhati Pranayama practice helps in losing belly fat. As this pose is associated with lungs and breathing, it strengthens the lungs. Improved blood flows throughout the entire body. Regular practice helps to activate brain cells, and eventually, it results in improved memory and concentration power. It even helps in healing in stress, dark circles around eyes also go away and helps your hair grow.

  1. Apanasana: [Knee to Chest Yoga Pose]

How to do it:

  • Just lie on your back on your Yoga mat.
  • Keep your spine straight.
  • Now, bend your right knee and get it towards your chest.
  • Interlock your fingers on the shin, below the knee.
  • While doing this with right leg, keep your left leg straight.
  • Take your right knee towards your armpit, relax your neck and shoulders.
  • Your back will feel pressure on the ground.
  • While you exhale, you can feel your stomach in pressure against your thigh.
  • Do the same with left leg taking towards your chest while right leg will be straight on the ground.

Benefits:

With regular practice, this pose helps preventing/ reducing excess anger, anxiety, and high blood pressure, etc. problems. These are one of the reasons for hair fall to most of the people. When you cure these ideas, your hair will grow naturally with the regular Yoga practice. This pose helps to purify your body by flushing out toxins from the body. Even with improved blood circulation, hair follicles stimulates, and hair grows naturally.

  1. Uttanpadasana: [Leg Raised Yoga Pose]

How to do it:

  • Lie down on your Yoga mat, placing your back on the ground.
  • Keep both hands on the sides, flat.
  • Your palms should be facing downwards, fingers straight.
  • Relax your body.
  • Inhale, and left both your legs, around 45 to 60 degrees upwards from the ground.
  • After lifting your legs, hold the pose for few seconds.
  • Get back to normal position.
  • After regular practice, you can hold the pose for around 15 to 20 seconds.

Benefits:

By lifting your legs, your stomach gets pressure and hence various problems such as acidity, indigestion, constipation, etc. can be cured. Abdominal organs are also strengthened. Hip, Back and Thigh muscles are strengthened.

Those who have gas problems, arthritis, heart problems, waist pain will heal their body with regular practice of this pose. Even diabetes is controlled by this Yoga Pose. Entire body gets improved blood flow and hair will grow naturally, with this pose.

Each of the above mentioned Yoga Asana and Pranayama Exercises has their numerous benefits. To obtain more of benefits, practice Yoga regularly poses,  as per instructions. To know more about these poses, how to do its steps, things to keep in mind, consult a yoga instructor and get all the essential details. With daily practice, miraculous effects of the Yoga can be achieved.

With those results, not only your hair will grow naturally but also your entire body will be fit and healthy. Moreover, Yoga Asana and Pranayama Exercises have been practiced since ages and give peace of mind.

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