Yoga Exercises That Will Help You To Beat Hair Loss

Jan 27, 2015: Are you having a problem of hair loss?  it is often the result of some imbalance in the body. As per Ayurveda, beautiful, shiny hair is an indication that the person is healthy from the inside. Stress, hormonal disorders, diseases, genetic problems, poor eating habits, nutritional deficiencies, diseases are often the causes for hair loss.

Yoga works on the causes of hair loss and helps maintain a balance in the body. This benefits the entire system including your hair. In addition, they also improve circulation and hence nourishment to the scalp improving hair growth.

Here are the few asanas one must try!

{+} Adhomukha Svanasana Or The Dwnward Dog Pose: This pose leaves you energized and rejuvenates the body. It lengthens the spine, strengthens the muscles of the chest increasing lung capacity, How to do:

1) Come onto your fours. Form a table such that your back forms the table top and your hands and feet form the legs of the table.
2) As you breath out lift the hips up, straightening the knees and elbows, form an inverted V-shape with the body.
3) Hands are shoulder width apart, feet are hip width apart and parallel to each other. Toes point straight ahead.
4) Press your hands into the ground. Widen through the shoulder blades. Keep the neck lengthened by touching the ears to the inner arms.
5) Hold the downward dog pose and take long deep breaths. Look towards the navel.
6) Exhale. Bend the knees, return to table pose. Relax.

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{+} Vajrasana Or The Diamond Pose: Vajrasana is the simple asana which can be practiced after lunch or dinner also. How to do it

1)Sit on the flat floor and fold your legs as shown in the above image.
2)Keep the spine straight and close the eyes.
3) Keep the right palm on right knee and left palm on left knee.
4) Now start to inhale slowly then exhale.
5) When you exhale try to think that your disorders are coming out from your nose.
6) Repeat these steps for 5 minutes and take a rest. You can increase the time for 15 minutes.

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{+} Pavanmukthasana Or Wind Relieving Pose: It reduces gas and helps digestion. The muscles of lower back are strengthened. It also reduces fat of abdomen and buttocks. Better digestion improves balance and aids hair growth. How to do….on your back with your feet together and arms beside your body. Breathe in and as you exhale, bring your right knee towards your chest and press the thigh on your abdomen with clasped hands. Breathe in again and as you exhale, lift your head and chest off the floor and touch your chin to your right knee. Hold it there, as you take deep, long breaths in and out.

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{+} Utthanasana Or Forward Bending Pose: Apart from improving circulation to the scalp, the standing forward pose helps in reducing fatigue and tiredness. It is also a great pose to help relieve the symptoms of menopause and improves digestion. Here is how you can do the Utthanasana.

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{+} Kapalbhati Pranayam: Kapalbhati pranayama steps are usually very straightforward. However, it is important to ensure that you perform it properly or you may end up hurting yourself. You will also need to exercise some precautions when you perform it. You can find detailed step by step instructions on the technique here:

1) Sit straight with your spine erect and cross your legs in front of you.
2) Take in a deep breath and exhale quickly and suddenly, making a puffing sound while you do it. Focus on exhaling forcefully and not on the inhalation.
3) When you exhale, draw your abdominal muscles inward simultaneously. Your abdomen should rise when you inhale and fold when you exhale.
4) Continue for 10 breaths and then take a break. Perform two more similar sets.

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{+} Naadi Shodhan Pranayam: It helps to treat heart problems, asthma and arthritis, depression, migraine, stress and eye and ear problems also.And better health always means better hair! Concentrate for 3-5 minutes on your normal breath. Sit comfortably, spine upright, then raise the right hand to Pranayama Mudra. >Close the right nostril with the thumb and inhale through the left nostril slightly deeper than normal. >Open the right nostril, at the same time closing the left nostril with the ring finger. Exhale slowly and gently through the right nostril. >Perform 20 rounds of this alternate nostril breathing. >Return the hand to the knee and concentrate for 2-3 minutes on the normal breath. >Again raise the right hand to Pranayama Mudra. >Close the left nostril with the right ring finger and inhale deeply through the right nostril. >Open the left nostril, at the same time closing the right nostril with the thumb. Slowly exhale through the left. >Perform 20 rounds of this alternate nostril breathing. >Return the hand to the knee and concentrate for 3-5 minutes on the normal breath.

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