Yoga can cure hair related problems like dandruff, premature greying dull hair and hairfall.
Pollution, improper supply of oxygen to scalp can cause premature greying, dandruff and hair fall.
Take iron rich diet and practice these Yoga Asanas to solve all hair related problems.
Paschimottasana : Paschima – west, Uttana- intense stretching
In this asana the posterior portion of the whole body from head to heels is fully stretched
Sit on the floor with legs stretched legs straight and palms on the floor by the sides of the hips.Deeply inhale and while exhaling bend forward and hold the big toes by corresponding hands, and keep the face on the knees.take a few normal breaths.now, inahle come up,release the hands and be in normal sitting posture.
- Tones up the abdominal organs and keeps them free from sluggishness
- Tones the kidney, rejenuates the spine
- Improves digestion
- Decreases excess weight around the belly
- Due to extra stretch given to the pelvic region more oxygenated blood is supplied and the gonads receive sufficient nutrition
- This helps to cure impotency and is also useful for sex control
- Helps in spiritual attainment
- Tones the nerves supplying the pelvic organs and arising from the lumber sacral region of the spine
- This Aasan will control hair fall and also will slow down ageing by preventing wrinkles on face.
- People suffering from slip disc should not practice this asana
- People suffering from severe back ache should not practise this during pregnancy and menstruation
Chakrasana :This asana is so named because the body takes the shape of a circle or a semi circle.
This asana is so named because the body takes the shape of a circle – or a semi-circle. The asana is very similar to the gymnastic back-bend. The pose is the same, except while doing a back bend, the person is standing and keeps bending further back till his palms rest on the floor while in the Chakrasana, the person is lying down, and slowly lifts his body up.
Perform this asana in the morning or afternoon, not in the evening.
- Lie down on a mat, on your back.
- Spread your legs so they are shoulder-length apart.
- Bend your knees so that your feet are touching your buttocks.
- Similarly, bend your elbows so your fingers are touching your shoulders. (Your palms should be inwards, facing your shoulders.)
- Breathe IN. Slowly, using the force of your hands and legs, push yourself up until your body is fully extended in an inverted U. Feel the blood rush to your head, and your lungs expand and fill up with air.
- Hold this pose for a few seconds.
- Breathe OUT and let yourself down slowly.
Benefits of Chakrasana
- Strengthens the liver, pancreas and kidneys
- Strengthens the muscles of the hands and feet
- Increases elasticity of the spinal cord
- Excellent for the heart, as it causes the aorta to stretch
- It cures all scalp related problems by supplying enough oxygen.
And, of course, a must-do for diabetes patients!
Don’t attempt this asana if:
You have back-problems. As a matter of fact, this is a slightly advanced asana, and it would be best if you perform it initially under the supervision of a yoga guru.
Chinmudra : Sit in Vajrasana or Padmasana pose and place your hands on near your knees on your thighs.
Join your thumb and index fingers as in picture and stretch remainin 3 fingers straight.
Keep your backbone straight and inhale and exhale atleast 40 times slowly concentrating on your breathe.
This is a relaxing aasan after performing above complicated aasanas. It will circulate fresh oxygen throughout your body and relieves all muscles and nerves.
Chinmudra or Gyan Mudra helps you attain Mental Peace, Concentration, harp Memory, Spirituality, Insomnia, Mental Disorders, Stress, Depression, Drowsiness, Develops telepathic ablilities, Developes clairvoyant and extra-sensory ablilities.
is also referred to as candle stand, as the body is straight and intact like a candle. It also provides relief from certain conditions, such as asthma, shortness of breath and heavy breathing. Junk foods and other fast foods result in digestive problems. Better digestion improves the overall health of the individual. Improvement in diet and shoulder stand relieves anaemia and related conditions. Shoulder stand is better done in the early hours of the morning, as it relieves fatigue associated with little or excess sleep. Relief from seminal weakness and improvement in virility are the other benefits. Standing on the shoulders provides good sleep, when practiced in the evening. It helps to treat back related problems and back ache.
Relief from sore throats, head ache and congestion of the nose are also seen. It also invigorates the venous, digestive and nervous systems. The body is more strong and healthy due to the improvement in circulation and thereby circulation. Stretching helps the muscles of the neck. It also helps women to relieve pain during menstrual cycle. Shoulder stand / Sarvangasana also proves beneficial for women, after giving birth to a child.
The other benefits of sarvangasana or the shoulder stand are:
- regulation of the sex glands and the pituitary glands
- stimulation of the nerves
- improvement in blood circulation and
- increase in efficiency of the thyroid
- Improved blood circulation to neck and scalp and making brain sharper.
Matsyasana (Fish pose) : Matsya, the Fish, was one of the incarnations of the Hindu God Vishnu. Vishnu assumed this form to save the world from the Flood. The Fish Pose or Matsyasana in Hindi, is the counterpose to the Shoulder Stand and must always be practiced after it. Having stretched the neck and upper spine in the Shoulder Stand, Plough or Bridge, you now compress them as you arch your back. Doing the Fish Pose also relieves the stiffness of your neck and shoulder muscles and corrects any tendency of having rounded shoulders. Holding this Yoga Pose exercises the chest, tones the nerves of the neck and back, and ensures that the thyroid and parathyroid glands obtain the maximum benefits from the Shoulder Stand. Performing the Fish Pose also expands the rib cage fully, increasing your lung capacity and aids in deep breathing. You should remain in this Yoga Posture for at least half the amount of time you spent in the Shoulder Stand in order to balance the stretch.
STEP 1: Lie down on your back with your legs straight and your feet together. Place your hands, palms down, underneath your thighs.
STEP 2:Pressing down on your elbows, inhale and arch your back. Drop your head back so that the top of your head is on the floor, but your weight should rest on your elbows. Exhale. Breathe deeply while in the position, keeping your legs and lower torso relaxed. To come out of the pose, lift your head and place it gently back down, then release the arms.
This should be done atleast for a minute or even half a minute after Sarvangasana.
It will prevent premature greying and falling of hair and gives dandruff free shining hair.