Hair Loss – Yoga Management

April 15th, 2010

Every day we lose a few strands of hair. But many individuals suffer excessive hair loss that leads to thinning of hair and baldness. Hair loss may be due to permanent causes such as hereditary problems or temporary causes such as stress, anxiety, indigestion, deficient diet, etc. One needs to adopt a healthy lifestyle and a nutritional diet to fight hair fall. Apart from this one can also practise yoga as this not only helps in preventing hair loss but also aids in relieving the mind from stress and calms the body.

Here are some yoga postures that helps prevent hair loss:

Sirsasana (Head Stand): This increases the circulation of blood in the head and improves power of concentration. You should avoid this pose if you are suffering from heart problem or high blood pressure.

Admukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog): This helps in improving blood circulation in the head and neck region and enhances the working of the nervous system.

Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend): This improves circulation of blood in the upper body and increases flow of blood to the brain.

Ustraasana (Camel Pose): This pose helps in relieving stress and anxiety which in turn prevents hair loss.

Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand): This asana revitalises the entire body. It also helps in treating indigestion which is one of the causes of hair fall.

Pawanmuktasana (The Knee to Chest): This pose helps in relieving the body from gas related problems. It also helps in improving the digestive system.

Vajrasana (Thunderbolt/Diamond Posture): This helps in improving the circulation of blood and also indigestion.

Anuloma Viloma (Alternative Breathing): This technique of breathing improves hair growth.

One should practice yoga only in the presence of expert professionals. Apart from practising yoga, one should also massage the scalp regularly with oils such as Vitamin E oil, bhringaraj oil, lavender oil, coconut oil, etc. Massaging the scalp increases the circulation of blood in the s

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