Yoga Prevent Hair Loss

(October 4, 2011)

Can I stop my hair loss problem by yoga? please sugest me.

Yoga Asanas To Prevent Hair Loss

Practicing yoga to prevent hair loss is a cheap and effective method you could use. One of the benefits of practicing yoga to treat hair loss is that the functioning of the whole body will be improved. Hair loss can be caused in men and women due to many reasons like stress, poor diets, and heredity factors. Practicing yoga to prevent hair loss helps in improving blood circulation in the head, boosting digestion, and reducing anxiety and stress. These are normally the common causes of hair loss. Also, in practicing yoga to prevent hair loss, the side effects that come from certain products being sold in the market can be avoided.

Some of the yoga poses to reduce hair loss are Pawanmuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand), Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend Pose), and Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose). To perform the Uttanasana, you should come to Tadasana position (Mountain Pose) and place your hands on your hips. While breathing out, slowly let your body bend from the joint of your hips and not your waist. Touch the floor with your fingers or palms while your knees are kept straight. Your palms can be kept in front or beside your feet or you could lock them to the back of your ankles. If you find it difficult to do this you could let your forearms cross and hold onto your elbows. Your sitting bones should be lifted as much as possible and your heels should be pressed firmly to the ground. With each breath your front torso should further be lengthened and lifted and while you exhale your abdomen should be pushed towards your legs. Depending on your ability, you could remain in this position for a minute or more. To come out of this position, instead of letting your spine roll, let your hands be brought back to your hips so that your front torso is reaffirmed. Then, slowly come up by pressing your tailbone down. It is essential that you maintain regular practice to see effective results.

It is also essential that you follow a proper diet and perform exercises for fitness to prevent hair loss. This is because exercising helps in reducing stress and improves blood circulation in the body. Make sure that you take in sufficient quantities of vitamin A, as it helps promote the health and growth of the tissues and cells in the scalp and hair.

Submitted by R J on October 4, 2011 at 01:24

Hair loss can occur due to several reasons like excessive stress, constant exposure to the harmful sun rays, pollution, dirt and dust build up, unhealthy scalp, dandruff, excessive use of styling or cleaning products with harsh chemicals, hereditary factors, poor nutrition or certain nutritional deficiencies, certain strong medicines, etc. You would need to first check which of these reasons are causing your hair loss and then treat it accordingly. You will need to keep your scalp and hair clean to prevent the dirt n sweat build up. Next you need to take care of what you eat as the health of your skin and hair greatly depends on it. So avoid eating junk foods that are refined and processed and which hardly provide any nutrition. Instead have fresh vegetables, sprouts, fruits, curd, buttermilk, nuts, etc.  

To prevent hair loss related to stress you could start practicing Dhyana or meditation daily for around 15 to 20 minutes. Do this preferably early in the morning and then move on to Pranayama or the breathing exercises that will harmonize the breathing pattern and will ensure proper supply of oxygen to your body. You can practice Anulom Vilom or alternate nostril breathing, Bhastrika or the bellows, Bhramari also called humming of the bee, Bahya pranayama that involves staying without breathing for a few moments, and Udgeeth or the chanting of Om. The Kapalbhati or the breath of fire is especially beneficial for any kind of hair problems. Kapalbhati literally translates to Kapal, which means skull and bhati, means shine. So Kapalbhati also means the exercise that gives a shine or energy to your skull. It helps to invigorate your scalp and boost your hair growth and improves its condition. All these exercises will boost the supply of oxygen in your body and will greatly help in the circulation of blood and oxygen throughout your entire system. You can then move on to the yoga asanas or postures such as the Adho Mukha Shavasana or the downward facing dog, Janu shirshasana or the head to knee forward bend. You can also do the inverted asanas or postures like the Shirshasana or the headstand and the Sarvanga asana or the shoulder stand. You can also do the Surya Namaskar or the Sun Salutation daily. This is a series of twelve powerful different postures that help to exercise your entire body, right from your head to toes.

Submitted by G M on February 3, 2009 at 01:12

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