Asanas for premature graying hair

(September 3, 2010)

what are the effective yoga asanas to prevent premature graying of hair ?

Yoga is known to help in delaying the aging process by improving spinal elasticity, toning the skin, alleviating tension and improving one’s mental state. Yoga is considered to be a holistic health practice which protects an individual, both mentally and physically. Yoga also helps to deal with common problems associated with ageing such as deteriorating vision and hearing, weakened immunity, reduced vitality and premature graying of the hair. The use of yoga for gray hair has been popularized a lot among natural health care enthusiasts.
Premature graying may take place on account of various factors. Heredity, exposure to harsh chemicals and pollution, excessive use of hair care products and stress are some of the causes of premature graying. Yoga propagates certain postures that are known to help in preventing further graying of the hair. Yoga for gray hair involves sitting in Sukhasana (Easy Pose) and trying to relax. Then bring both hands together and start rubbing the nails of each hand against each other. The nerve endings located beneath the finger nails are believed to be linked to the hair roots. Therefore rubbing the fingernails together is known to help in enhancing blood circulation in the scalp. Rubbing the hairline area is also recommended as it aids in better circulation in the area. Yoga for gray hair remedies also includes Kapalbhati (Rapid Exhalation). For this you must first sit in a meditative pose. Then exhale using slight force from both nostrils. The stomach naturally goes in during exhalation. The inhalation must be passive and effortless. Beginners can perform rapid exhalation for one minute and then gradually increase it by thirty seconds more after one week. After a minute is up, inhale deeply and then slowly exhale. This exercise is known to stimulate the frontal region of the brain, thereby improving the blood flow in the scalp and preventing premature graying. It also assists in treating other conditions such as asthma, allergic rhinitis and diabetes.
Yoga for gray hair and premature ageing also includes some other postures. All these exercises aim at increasing the blood flow to the scalp. An improved blood flow helps to supply proper nutrition to the hair follicles, thus preventing hair related problems. Some of the other yoga postures that should be included in any session of yoga for gray hair include Shirshasana (Headstand), Adho Mukha Shavasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose), Sarvanga Asana (Shoulder Stand) and Padahasta Asana (Forward Bend Hand and Feet Pose). One can even perform the simple Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) to prevent the premature graying of hair.

Submitted by A on September 3, 2010 at 08:00

Yoga for premature graying hair 

Premature graying of hair can be due to many reasons; some common ones include heredity, pollution, using harsh chemicals and styling agents or treatment for hair and common for all stress. A very easy and convenient asana to stop the further development of grey hair is rubbing your nails. Sit in sukhasana or in easy pose. Close your eyes and relax. Think as if you are the happiest person on the earth without any problems and stress. Not bring together the nails of both the hands and rub them against each other. This will produce a quaky sound but will certainly help your grey locks. It is believed that the nerve endings present below your finger nails are directly connected to your hair roots. So when you rub your finger nails against each other you are directly improving the blood circulation under the scalp which will in turn help to decrease the further formation of grey hair. Besides rubbing your nails also rub the forehead area closest to the hairline when you wake up in the morning. This will also help remove any blocks in blood circulation in the scalp region.

Kapalbhati – sit on a yoga mat in easy pose or any meditative pose like even vajrasana. Exhale deliberately and with little force from both the nostrils, your stomach will automatically go in when you exhale. Inhaling should be done effortlessly and very passively. When you start kapalbhati perform for 1 minute at a time then gradually you can add 30 seconds more after a week. After a minute take a deep breathe and exhale slowly. Kapalbhati helps to purify the frontal part of the brain which in turn helps to improve the blood circulation in the scalp and prevent graying of the hair. It also helps in other disease conditions like diabetes, asthma, and nervous disorders. 

Submitted by S M on June 18, 2008 at 08:06

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