Yoga Poses or Asanas for Long, Black and Beautiful Hair
With pollution, dust and dirt increasing day by day and with the changing weather conditions, it is becoming a difficult task for us to maintain healthy hair. Most people are suffering from hair fall and other problems of hair. Stress, unhealthy eating habits, poor supple of blood to the scalp, hormonal imbalance digestive problems and medications also affect the health of hair. Yoga is a good remedy for solving various problems related to your hair.
Yoga Poses for Thick and Healthy Hair Growth:
When the supply of blood in the scalp is insufficient, we all suffer from hair problems. In yoga there are some postures where the head is placed downwards. This helps blood to flow freely in to the scalp so that your scalp gets sufficient amount of blood. This leads to the proper supply of oxygen to the scalp and the hair follicles. So, by doing yoga asana for hair growth, you can have beautiful tresses along with healthy hair. These asanas are now becoming very popular. Here are some yoga exercises that will help you to get rid of various hair problems and have long and beautiful hair.
Apanasana or Knee to chest pose:
- Lie flat on the floor on a yoga mat.
- Bend your legs at the knees and try to bring them close to your chest.
- With your two palms, hold on to your knee caps. Remember that your fingers face the feet as you fold your palms on your knees.
- Now you have to inhale and at the same time, straighten your arms and take your legs away from you. Then exhale and bring your legs close to you.
- You may continue this procedure for a minute or two according to your convenience.
- After completing the exercise, move your legs away from your body and do a side twist while your knees are still folded. Twist once to your right side and then to your left side.
- Now you can straighten your legs and then keep your hands on your sides, with the palms facing the floor. Remain in Savasana pose for a while, and keep your breathing normal.
Matsyasana (Fish pose):
- Lie flat on the yoga mat and keep your hands on your sides, with the palms facing the floor.
- Move your hands towards your body and keep them beneath your buttocks.
- Now take a deep breath and raise your head and the chest. Drop your head back and look at the wall behind you, so that your torso rests on your elbows and the crown of your head.
- Remain in this pose for about 30 seconds or as long as you are comfortable with it.
- Now you can release yourself from this pose by first straightening your head carefully.
Pawanmuktasana (Wind Releasing Pose):
- Lie flat on the yoga mat and keep your hands on your sides.
- Bend your right leg at the knees and clasp the knee with both your arms.
- Lift your right leg and bring it closer to your chest, while you are still clasping the knee with your hands.
- Inhale and raise your head and shoulders, so that you can bring your nose as much close to your knee as it is possible for you.
- Stay in this position for about 10 seconds.
- Now you can repeat the same with your left leg also.
Sasangasana (Rabbit pose):
- Position yourself on the floor with all fours.
- Place your had on the ground and at the same time let your shoulder come down, so that your hand rests on your elbows.
- Move your hips a little in the forward direction, so that your head also rolls forward and the crown of your head touches the floor. This pose helps in stimulating your scalp.
- Remain in this pose for a few seconds and then release yourself.
Note: If you suffer from high blood pressure, this asana may not suit you.
Ustrasana (Camel Pose):
- Sit on the floor on your knees. Make sure that your thighs are perpendicular to the ground and your feet are pointing out. Keep your spine straight and place your palms on your hips, with the fingers towards your back.
- Once you attain this position, bend backwards slowly and tilt your head backwards, so that you are looking at the ceiling.
- Hold your heels with your hands, so that you get support as you stay in this position. First grasp your left heel with your left hand and then grasp your right heel with your right hand.
- After grasping both your heels, remain in this pose for about 39 seconds. Breathe normally.
Other than yoga asanas, Pranayamas also help you to get healthy and long hair. Some of them are listed below
Kapalbhati Pranayama or Skull Shining Breathing Technique:
This asana is often regarded as the king of all yoga asanas. It has lots of health and hair benefits.
- Sit on the floor with your legs crossed and place your palms on your knees, facing upwards. Keep your fingers in Prithvi Mudra. Here your touch the tip of your ring finger with the tip of your thumb.
- Do deep breathing for about one minute. This will help in making you relaxed and removes all thoughts from your mind. Concentrate on your breathing.
- Now inhale deeply and throw out the air through your nose applying full force. As you do so, your abdomen will contract inwards automatically.
- Inhaling will take place automatically through your nose.
- Repeat this natural inhalation and forced exhalation for about 30 times in the beginning.
Note: If you feel pain in the back, stop and do it the next day. With more practice the pain will vanish.
- Sit in Sukhasana pose with your legs crossed and your palms on your knees.
- Breathe normally for a while.
- Now constrict the back of your throat and try to inhale through your throat. As you do so, a hissing sound is produced.
- Breathe out through your throat.
- As you breathe in and out, you will feel your abdominal muscles contracting.