5 yoga poses to prevent hair fall

By TNT Bureau

Aug 1, 2017:  Beside opting for regular oil massage and eating a high protein diet, it is also suggested that you practice yoga to prevent hair fall. The yoga poses help in stimulating the circulation of blood to the head. Furthermore, practicing simple breathing exercises helps you maintain good health and a strong mind.

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Ustrasana or camel pose

This yoga pose helps to improve the core strength of your body and also increases the blood circulation to the heart and head. Simply sit straight on the knees with your feet outstretched slightly behind the back. Now start bending the spine in a backward manner and at the same time, hold the heels of the feet with your hands. Stretch your face in an upward manner and look towards the ceiling. Focus on the breathing and then come back to the original position.

Vajrasana or diamond pose

This is a simple breathing exercise that aids in relaxing the body and mind. Stress is one of the major reasons behind hair loss and doing this exercise for 10 minutes on a daily basis will help you in relieving tension from your body.
Sit on the ground with your spine straight and legs tight. Now start folding your legs and place them under the thighs, with the heel of one leg on top of the other. Place your hands on the upper thighs, with the palms in a downward position. Inhale and exhale in a deep manner. Continue doing it as long as you can.

Downward dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana

This yoga pose helps to increase the blood and oxygen circulation to the face and head thus, stimulating the nerves of your scalp. You need to lie on your belly and place your palms flat on the floor with your legs straight. Make sure that your toes are pointing downwards, and now start pushing your hips up while keeping your knees straight and stand on your toes. Press the palms to the floor and make your spine straight as much as possible.

Forward bend or Uttanasana

This yoga pose helps in stretching out your hamstrings and the muscles of the abdomen. Helping blood circulation to your head, this asana also aids your body to switch from the sympathetic to the parasympathetic nervous system, helping you relax.

Stand straight with your legs touching each other. Inhale deeply and stretch your hands straight towards the ceiling. While exhaling, bend forward until your fingers touch the toes. All this while, keep the knees straight. Try to bring your hands behind the heels and hold on to this pose for a few seconds, while continuing to breathe in a normal manner.

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Kapalbhati pranayam

This aids in oxygenating the body and scalp and also helps to strengthen muscles of your belly. Sit in a straight stance and place the palms on your knees. As you breathe out, start pulling your belly inwards and relax your stomach muscles, as you exhale. While you can begin by doing this exercise for 10 minutes, boost the repetitions as you become at ease.

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