First of all, it should be said that hair loss is a natural process that cannot be reversed. However, you can stop or slow down if you follow certain tips.
Hair health is directly related to your overall health. In fact, the condition of the hair indicates how healthy it is overall. The main causes of hair loss are stress, hormonal fluctuations, bad eating habits, diseases, drugs, hair dye, genetic defects, smoking, etc.
Practising yoga and meditation to curb hair loss doesn’t just ensure healthy hair. Your whole system benefits from it. Yoga and meditation promote your health on a physical and mental level. Yoga ensures better blood circulation in the scalp, promotes digestion and reduces anxiety and stress. In turn, this has a corresponding effect on your hair health.
A few yoga poses that have preventive effects against hair loss
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)
The downward-facing dog yoga pose increases blood flow to the head and is good for the sinuses. The yoga exercise also helps with colds. It also has a supportive effect on mental exhaustion, depression and insomnia.
Hastapadasana (Standing Forward Bend)
This yoga exercise is an effective way to combat fatigue. It is also good during menopause. In addition, it promotes digestion.
Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose)
In contrast to other asanas, this yoga exercise can also be practised immediately after eating. Vajrasana promotes digestion, aids in weight loss, reduces gas in the digestive tract and relieves urinary discomfort.
Apana is the form of life force energy (prana) that helps release toxins from the body. This also and especially applies to the digestive tract. The yoga exercise promotes digestion and relieves constipation. Apanasana also ensures clarity of mind.
Pavanmuktasana (wind-removing pose)
The yoga exercise of abdominal press reduces the air in the body and thus helps with digestion. It also strengthens the muscles of the lower back and helps to reduce fat on the stomach and buttocks.
Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose)
Sarvangasana supports the function of the thyroid gland.
Pay attention to your diet – Ayurveda makes the difference
In addition to yoga, diet is also very important. Eating a balanced diet is the be-all and end-all to provide the body with enough nutrients for hair growth. Especially in the old Indian health teachings of Ayurveda, the right diet, tailored to the individual constitution, plays a major role in preventing and maintaining health.