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Yoga to Stop Hair Loss

Daily yoga exercises such as; Kapalbhati kriya and head Massages is having remarkable effect to stop hair loss. In fact Kapalbhati helps to grow hair. You don’t need hair transplantations if you practice regular Kriya exercises. Take proper sleep and yoga food and drink enough water to stop hair loss.

Your hair is made of typical type of protein known as keratin. A single hair consists of a hair shaft (the part that shows), a root below the skin, and a follicle, from which the hair root grows. At the lower end of the follicle is the hair bulb, where the hair’s color pigment, or melanin, is produced. A single follicle on the human scalp produces approximately 0.35 millimeters of hair shaft per day.

There are numerous causes for hair loss.  The major causes are; aging, stress, drugs, skin disorders, testosterone, menopause, iron deficiency and genetics. It is normal to lose 50-100 hairs a day, so it is not necessarily a worrying sign to see hairs fall out.  The main male hormone testosterone is a major cause of hair loss in men, it is a direct result of the hair follicles responding to male hormones.  Alopecia areata is a skin that disease causes hair loss on the scalp and sometimes elsewhere on the body.

Many drugs can also cause hair loss, though there many be a delay between taking the medication and the actual hair loss, so any medication is being taken it is important to consult a doctor to identify if this could be a side effect of the drug being taken.

After the menopause thinning of the hair is more pronounced, by the age of 55 more than 50% of women have thinning hair.

There are currently three basic types of hair restoration surgeries to be aware of so you will need to determine which one will provide you with the most benefit.  Consult with a hair restoration surgeon prior to selecting one so that they can recommend which one of the following surgeries will work best for you.

Yoga Practices to stop hair loss:

Yoga postures can help you overcome stress, anxiety, and indigestion, poor blood circulation in head, which are considered as main causes of hair loss. Headstand yoga pose can be very helpful as it contributes blood circulation in head as well as relieves tension.  Massage improves circulation, which in turn improves the health of your hair and scalp. A few drops of vitamin E oil massaged into the scalp is recommended to strengthen fragile hair and help prevent dry, flaky skin. Give yourself a daily massage for 10 to 15 minutes to stimulate circulation, which is vital for healthy hair growth.

yoga pose to stop hair loss
yoga pose to stop hair loss

Yoga postures can help to relieve tension in your neck and indirectly aid in keeping hair healthy. Inverted postures like Downward- Facing Dog, Standing Forward Bend, Camel pose, Cobra pose and Cow Pose are believed to help keep hair healthy.

Kapalbhati Kriya to stop baldness and grow hair:

Kapalbhati kriya has a remarkable effect to stop hair loss. It is a de-stressing tool and clearing the mind of negative emotions.

Sit in a comfortable position with spine erect. You can sit  on a chair  or in any position that you feel comfortable. Breathe normally for about a minute. Once composed, you can begin. In Kapalbhati, first, exercise the diaphragm by forcefully exhaling suddenly and quickly through both nostrils, producing a “Huooss” sound. Don’t focus on inhalation. Inhalation  will be automatic and passive.

The air is exhaled completely from the lungs with a sudden, vigorous stroke while simultaneously drawing inwards the abdominal muscles. The breath should be expelled fully. Inhaling is automatic – the abdominal muscles will relax automatically. Initially, this exercise should be done in three rounds, each consisting of 9 strokes.

Hair Vitamins:

If iron in the body is low then this may cause hair loss also, this is generally more a problem with women. A high-quality liquid multivitamin supplies the body with the proper amino acids, vitamins and minerals that you may not be receiving in your diet to help create beautiful hair. It is also important to include B-6, biotin, inositol and folic acid in the supplemental program. Vitamin B-complex,  Vitamin C with bioflavonoids,  Vitamin E are important for hair growth.  Consult your physician before taking any vitamin supplement.

Yoga Foods:

Take Yoga foods to stop hair loss. Take the fruits and vegetables that are packed with beneficial fibers, vitamins and antioxidants.

Yoga Foods to stop hair loss
Yoga Foods to stop hair loss



Kristin Russel

Kristin Russel is a certified yoga teacher, nutritionist, independent medical researcher, natural health consultant and author of many books. She marries the best of yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, nutrition science, and western medicine to help people get to the root of their imbalances and find optimal health. She is the author of many holistic health books including Beautiful hair: natural care, Yoga for Hair Growth and Yoga for Glowing Skin. She is a Wellness Specialist, Soul-Coach. She creates personalized packages for corporate and individuals seeking wellness solutions and adventure travel for the soul.