3 yoga asanas for healthy hair

2nd Mar 2017
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Yoga is the root and source of health and well-being.

Hairfall could occur due to various factors such as stress, food habits, pollution, hormonal imbalance and water quality.

But with just a few subtle yoga techniques, we can potentially combat these factors, and produce results.

These asanas have multiple health benefits since they reverse the direction of blood circulation and direct blood flow to the head and face thus resulting in lustrous hair growth and luminous skin. Following are a number of simple, yet, beneficial asanas that prevent hairfall:

Padahasthasana

Instructions:

  • Stand up straight and extend your arms up to the sky with your palms facing each other.
  • Exhale, completely empty your stomach of air and bend forward bringing your arms forward and then down parallel to your legs.
  • Place your stomach on your thighs, chest and nose towards your knees.
  • Place both your palms flat on the floor, beside your feet.
  • Make sure that both knees are straight and your elbows slightly bent if possible.
  • Hold the posture for 30 seconds.

Breathing methodology:

  • Inhale when standing straight with your arms stretched upward.
  • Exhale completely as you go down.
  • Inhale upon release.

Precautions:

  • Keep your knees bent initially and slowly straighten them as your flexibility improves. This will prevent any pull to the hamstring.
  • Practitioners with back injuries must avoid performing this asana.

AdhomukhiSwanasana

Instructions:

  • Stand up straight with your hands beside your body.
  • Bend your upper body forward and extend your arms to the floor.
  • Place your palms down on the floor beside your feet.
  • Gently take one leg back , then push the other leg back as well to form a triangular shape with your body.
  • Your pelvis is the pivotal point of the triangle and must remain up.
  • Ensure that both your heels touch the floor , your back is straight and you are looking at your toes.
  • Hold the posture for 30 seconds.


Breathing methodology:

  • Exhale when you bend forward and straighten your back .
  • Breathe normally while holding the posture.

Halasana

Instructions:

  • Lie down on your back with your hands beside your body and legs outstretched.
  • Lift your legs up perpendicular to the floor.
  • Support your pelvis with your palms and gently push your legs backward until your toes touch the floor behind your head.
  • Ensure that your chest is placed over your chin and your knees are not bent.
  • Hold the posture for 30 seconds.


Breathing methodology:

  • Inhale when lifting your legs up.
  • Exhale and empty your stomach of air and push your legs behind.
  • Breathe normally while holding the posture.

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