13 Yoga Poses That Prevent Premature White Hair
One of the harshest nightmares that women have is losing their natural hair color before the age of 30. It is a common issue in today’s modern world, and usually happens due to genetics or changing lifestyle. Premature graying of hair can be annoying, but you can still fight it with some yoga poses. Yup, there are yoga poses that help you promote hair growth, or fight hair fall and breakage. Here are 13 asanas that will help you get rid of the white hair problem, courtesy of Stylecraze.
1. Ustrasana (Camel pose)
Kneel down on the ground and keep the knees apart. Then, reach backward with your hands and grab the ankle with the right hand. Grab the left ankle with the left hand and look above. While keeping the thighs straight, start pushing the abdomen forward. Finally, hold for a couple of breaths and release the hands. You should avoid this asana if you are suffering from back, neck injury, or low blood pressure.
2. Halasana (Plough pose)
Lie down on the floor and place the hands by your side with your palms downwards. Next, lift the legs and bent them over your head. Your toes need to touch the ground beyond your head. The chin needs to be pressed against your throat. Stay in the position and help yourself by supporting the back with your elbows on the ground.
3. Trikonasana (Triangle pose)
Stand with your legs about 3 feet apart and raise both hands. Next, bend to the right side and touch the toes of your right leg with the fingers of your right hand. Then, raise the left hand towards the ceiling and look up towards your left hand. After one minute holding, repeat on the left side.
4. Apanasana (Knees to chest pose)
Lie flat on your yoga mat and fold your legs at the knees. Then, hold your kne caps with your palms, with your fingers facing the feet. Inhale by straightening the arms and take the legs away from you. Exhale and bring the legs close to you. Repeat this movement for about 2 minutes and then do a side twist with your knees folded. After that go to Savasana, laying on the back.
5. Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
Lie flat on the ground with your belly with legs together and toes pointing outward. The palms should be facing the floor. Press the palms, and lift to look up. Inhale and extend the arms together, strengthen your elbows and lift your chest. Rest on the abdomen and after a while, release.
6. Adho Mukha Savasana (Downward facing dog pPose)
Sit on the fours with the knees and palms on the ground. As you exhale, lift the knees off the floor and pull backward. Support your legs on the toes and pull your hips upward. You should b in the shape of the letter V. Your head should hang downward for a big stretch.
7. Matsyasana (Fish pose)
Lie down flat on the floor/mat and slide hands beneath your buttocks. After taking a big breath, drop the head back and look at the wall behind. Rest your torso on the elbows and the crow of the head, while holding for about 30 seconds. Then, releasy bu straightening your head first. keeping hands beside your thighs with palms facing downwards.
8. Pavanmuktasan (Wind releasing pose)
This asana is also helpful for constipation. Lie flat on the ground and start folding your right leg at the knees. Clasp the knee with both arms and then lift the leg to bring it to the chest. Exhale to raise your head and shoulders and bring your nose close to the knee as much as you can. After holding for 10seconds, repeat on the other side.
Interestingly, any asanas performed with head against gravity improves blood flow to the scalp, which promotes hair growth. Here are some pranayamas that will improve the condition of your hair and help to maintain its original black colour for longer years.
9. Rubbing nails
Fold the fingers of both your palms and bring them together. Next, rub the surface of fingernails and leave out the thumbs. If you practice this every day for at least three times, you will prevent premature graying of the hair as this stimulates blood flow.
Here are also some pranayama techniques that stop your hair from getting grey before time.
Keep a folded blanket on the floor and stretch your legs in front of you. Next, fold the legs from your knees beneath the opposite knee and sit with the spine straight. Keep your eyes open and breathe normally for 5-10 minutes.
11. Kapalbhati (Fire of breath)
Sit in padmasana with both legs crossed. Start exhaling forcefully through your nose. Inhalation should happen effortlessly in between the exhalation period. Start with 3 minutes and increase when you can. This asana increases blood flow to your scalp.
12. Bhastrika pranayama
Seat comfortably on a yoga mat in Padmasana or Vajrasana. Keeping your hands on the knees, breathe normally. Then, inhale deeply through the nostrils with full force. Exhale forcefully through nostrils making a hissing sound till you have breathed out. The bdomen should not contract or blow up here. Use the chest only. Repeat 10-15 times.
13. Bhramari pranayama
Sit on a yoga mat and straighten your spine. Relax. Then, breathe in deeply and close the ears with both thumbs. Close your eyes with the middle fingers and press our forehead with the index fingers. With the other fingers, press the sides of the bridge of the nose. Exhale through the nose, making a humming sound while chanting OM mentally. Repeat this 11-21 times.
Here are some back relie yoga stretches.
* This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances.