7 yoga positions that boost hair growth
Hair loss or thinning can be a frustrating stressful experience for everyone. While there are many treatments and products available to help promote hair growth, yoga can also be a natural and effective way to boost hair growth. Yoga not only helps reduce stress, which can contribute to hair loss but also increases blood circulation and oxygen flow to the scalp that promotes hair growth.
Here are 7 yoga poses that can help boost hair growth.
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)
Although the name does twist your tongue, this is an incredibly useful technique.
Start on your hands and knees, with your wrists under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Exhale and lift your knees away from the floor, lengthening your tailbone and straightening your arms and legs.
Hold for 30-60 seconds, breathing deeply.
Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold)
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and fold forward, keeping your knees slightly bent. Let your head and neck relax, and hold onto your elbows. Remember to take deep breaths and hold them for 30-60 seconds.
Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)
This pose helps improve digestion, which can contribute to healthier hair. Kneel on the floor with your buttocks resting on your heels and your hands on your thighs. Sit up straight and breathe deeply, holding for 30-60 seconds.
Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
Lie on your back with your arms at your sides, and lift your legs and hips up towards the ceiling. Support your lower back with your hands and hold for 30-60 seconds while breathing deeply.
Balayam Yoga (Nail Rubbing Exercise)
This technique involves rubbing your fingernails together for several minutes each day. It is believed to help stimulate blood flow to the scalp and promote hair growth.
Kapalabhati (Breath of Fire)
Sit comfortably with your spine straight, and exhale forcefully through your nose while contracting your abdominal muscles. Inhale passively and repeat for several minutes.
Sirsasana (Head Stand)
This yoga technique can be tricky to pull off. It is advised for beginners to be near a wall or have someone spot you the first few times. Start in a kneeling position with your forearms on the ground and interlock your fingers. Place the top of your head on the ground, tuck your toes under, and lift your hips until your legs are straight above you. Hold this position for 30-60 seconds while breathing deeply.