4 Yoga Exercises to Accelerate Your Hair Growth

There’s no doubt that adding yoga to your routine will be beneficial to your health and mental wellness. However, there are some exercises that you may want to focus on if your goal is to accelerate your hair growth.

1. The Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

Begin in mountain pose with your knees slightly bent, your feet hip-width apart, and your arms straight at your sides.

Find a breathing pattern that is comfortable for you and, on your fifth inhalation, lift your arms above your head and then fold forward at the hips. Spread your toes and press down firmly with each toe so as to engage your thigh muscles.

Slowly shift your weight forward and, once your hips have passed over the heels of your feet, relax your spine, neck, and head.

Continue your breathing while in this position, and relax deeper upon each exhalation.

Hold this position for up to five minutes, and then slowly return to mountain pose.

2. The Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

Begin by lowering yourself to your knees and keeping your torso straight with your arms placed firmly at your sides.

Slowly begin to roll your spine backwards while using your hands to reach for the heels of your feet.

Touch the heels of your feet and use them to support yourself, and then position your face upwards and hold in place for up to three minutes.

This will increase blood flow towards the back of your scalp, while also relieving muscle tension in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. It similarly opens the chest and enable you to take long, deep breaths to reduce stress.

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3. The Headstand (Sirsasana)

The headstand is a common acrobatic feat attempted on the playground, but it has also quite a few yogic benefits. As you might imagine, it draws blood directly to the scalp. It also reduces muscle tension and stress levels.

To begin, kneel down and rest your buttocks on the heels of your feet. Next, lean forward and rest your forearms on the floor with your fingers interlocked.

Place the top of your head on the floor and use your forearms and interlocked hands to support the back of your head. Kick off from the ground with your toes and lift your legs so your heels are directly above your head.

This is an intermediate move, so feel free to also use a wall to support yourself.

Use your core muscles to stay as still as possible and hold for position for three to five minutes.

4. The Big Toe Pose (Padangusthasana)

Resume the mountain pose with your knees slightly bent, your feet hip-width apart, and your arms at your sides.

Find a comfortable breathing pattern. Upon exhalation, bend forward at the hips. Keep your legs straight (without locking your knees) and bring your head as close to the legs as possible.

Using your thumbs, index, and middle fingers, grasp your big toes.

Throughout this movement, be sure to keep your back as straight as possible.

Upon inhalation, lift your sternum towards the ceiling. Upon exhalation, loosen your elbows and pull up on your toes while lengthening your torso.

You may continue these breathing exercises for three to five minutes, and then slowly return to a standing position.

General Precautions

Yoga is a low-impact exercise that is practiced by millions of people worldwide. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you begin these movements.

Foremost, you should know your physical limitations and aim to work around them as much as possible. The best way to do so is with the help of a physical therapist or a trained yogi.

If you suffer from a neck or back condition, you should also discuss your exercise plan with your physician prior to beginning.

The Takeaway

Yoga offers an array of health benefits and many more of its positive effects are still likely to be uncovered in the future. However, one benefit that you may not have been aware of is its ability to accelerate the hair growth process.

That’s not to say that practicing yoga will solve all of your hair loss woes, but it can be used to support healthy growth and improve the overall quality of your scalp and hair.

Source : Hairguard.com

 

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