Gray hair and Yoga asanas

(September 7, 2010)

Please suggest some Indian Yoga for preventing of graying of hair


Gray hair is usually caused due to the deficiency of protein in the body. Your food intake should contain sufficient amounts or iron and protein. The practice of yoga for gray hair can be very effective as depression and insomnia also cause gray hair. Yoga is an excellent way to combat depression and cure insomnia. The practice of pranayama, especially the Kapalbhati technique is an effective yoga for gray hair. Stress is also a major cause for the graying of hair. Yoga exercises the body and helps in releasing the tension and stress from the body. The inverted asanas such as the Sirsasana (head stand) and Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) are also effective forms of yoga for gray hair.
The color of hair is also important as it protects the scalp from ultraviolet rays present in the environment that are harmful. Melanin present in the hair gives it the black coloration and yoga strengthens the body and helps in producing melanin. It is when the production of melanin stops that the hair starts to turn gray. The practice of pranayama facilitates the flow of blood to the cells which produce melanin, helping to preserve the moisture which is needed for producing them. Anuloma Viloma is also a useful form of yoga for gray hair. To practice this form of yoga you must first breathe in through one nostril. Hold the breath and then breathe out through the other nostril.
Premature graying of hair can be caused because of pollution, heredity or harsh styling agents. Practicing the different types of yoga for gray hair also helps premature graying of the hair. It is said that the nerve endings just below your finger nails are connected directly to the roots of your hair. By rubbing your finger nails with each other the blood circulation under the scalp is improved thereby reducing gray hair.
You can compliment practicing yoga for gray hair with remedies like eating foods rich in protein. You can also try rubbing Indian gooseberry which is mixed with coconut oil to the scalp on a regular basis. A mixture of lemon juice and coconut oil massage will also give good results. The practice of yoga for gray hair also improves skin as the circulation of blood is improved throughout the body.
Practicing the various forms of yoga for gray hair helps reduce the graying provided you practice on a regular basis and also maintain a diet that could work together to meet your purpose.

Submitted by A on September 7, 2010 at 02:13

All the inverted asanas like sarvangasana, sirsasana are helpful in preventing early hairloss and greying. Pranayama especially Kapalbhati also helps. Yoga helps in reducing the stress and strain which in turn prevents the early greying of hair.

Submitted by d on January 7, 2008 at 12:14

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