Practicing yoga to prevent hair loss is quite an effective treatment if you are suffering from excessive hair loss. The best part is, these yoga poses not only rejuvenate hair growth but also provides other benefits to your entire body.
Yoga for Hair Fall
You should attempt to protect your hair from falling excessively by practicing following asanas:-
- Anuloma viloma (Alternative Breathing)
- Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)
- Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)
- Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
- Sasangasana (Rabbit Pose)
- Sirsasana ( Headstand Pose)
- Vajrasana ( Diamond Pose)
- Pawanmuktasana (Wind Releasing Pose)
Benefits of Yoga in Hair Fall
Yoga is beneficial for hair loss if it is not hereditary. Yoga helps in accentuating blood circulation and offers better nutrition and flow of oxygen to the follicles on the scalp. It will also catapult your overall health and remove the baldness. In addition, it combats indigestion, stress, and anxiety. These are the causes of hair loss.
Some other Tips
Besides these asanas, you can opt for following tips for hair loss –
- Cleanliness of your scalp is necessary. Wash your hair every next day and apply conditioner in a week. Brush your hair regularly to retain a good circulation of blood under the scalp. Don’t back comb. It can break hair from the root. Apply conditioner on the hair not scalp.
- Use lavender oil to massage your hair, it promotes hair growth significantly.
- Avoid using any harsh chemicals and styling articles to ward off hair loss.
- Use neem water (get its leaves boiled in water) to wash hair. Neem oil and coconut oils should be mixed to be applied to massage the scalp.
- Eat a balanced diet including fresh fruits, pulses, vegetables, eggs, sprouts, cereals, fish, and dairy products.
Precautions while doing Yoga
There are certain precautions that should be followed:
- Consult doctor and then start yoga so that it would not deteriorate your current physical ability.
- People having breathing problems should avoid doing Kumbhaka asana.
- Practicing yoga in wrong postures can lead to adverse effects on your body parts. Do it in right way under the guidance of experienced yoga instructor to get the optimum results.
- People suffering from heart disorder and blood pressure should not do yoga without consulting doctor.
- Avoid doing stressful exercises like cycling, jogging, swimming, and weightlifting immediately after doing yoga. You need to take 20 minute break in between.
- Always practice yoga in right sequence. Start with Kriyas, followed by asanas, pranayama, chittashuddhi and finally conclude with yoga nidra.
- Do yoga early morning or in the evening hours with almost empty stomach.
- Don’t take excessive quantity of tea, coffee, alcohols, soft drinks, or spicy fried food.
- Consume at least 8 to 10 glasses of water regularly to retain your digestive system in good condition.
- Wear loose and clean clothes for utmost physical comfort along with mental while practicing yoga.
- As body is required to be stretched out in all each direction, hence postures should be performed on clean and even mat, rug or carpet.
- Avoid practicing yoga when you had alcohol.
- Don’t overstrain or push yourself into a posture and perform yoga taking ample rest in certain fixed intervals. If you find a particular posture to be difficult for you to perform, skip it and move on to the next asana.
- Stop immediately in case you feel pain at any part of your body during performing yoga.
Yoga Vis-à-vis Allopathic Medication
Yoga is considered to be the most effective and powerful way of getting rid of any ailment rather than opting for allopathic drugs. The most prominent cause is that yoga did not leave any side effect and eliminates the disorder or disease for good but allopathic medication are full of side effects and expecting a permanent treatment is almost not possible.