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Yoga Poses for Better and Thicker Hair Growth

Are you looking for a natural way to improve your hair growth? Did you know that yoga can help you get those healthy, bouncy stresses? Here we have some of the best yoga poses for better and thicker hair growth

Your hair speaks a lot about your health not just long hair but also shiny, thick, and bouncy hair show your overall well-being. What could be more natural and interesting than yoga poses to get healthy from within as well as get those beautiful-looking hair?

Yoga Poses for Better and Thicker Hair Growth

Yoga Poses For Better and Thicker Hair Growth

Hair fall or other concerns related to hair growth may be due to many factors. Some of these factors are physical health, the presence of medical conditions, surgeries, the recovery phase after major illnesses, and certain medications, which also include stress, anxiety, worry, and depression.

Some studies suggest that hair growth can be promoted by alternative and complementary therapies like yoga, particularly as they can help in relieving anxiety, stress, and depression.1

Experts believe that improving blood circulation to the scalp or head region can help in promoting hair growth and can reduce hair fall, where yoga asanas and pranayama can be of great help.2

Some of the best yoga poses for better and thicker hair growth include

Adho Mukho Savasana (Downward Dog Pose)

Stand with your feet apart, bend, and place your hands on the floor. Move your legs backward, let the heels touch the floor, and stretch your limbs. Look down towards the floor, facedown and ears touching the arms. Hold this position for a few seconds.

This asana makes you bend your head low thus improving blood circulation to your headThis can help relieve the complaints of blocked sinuses and offer relief from colds. Practicing this asana regularly can help reduce emotional fatigue, depression, and sleep issues and also promote better and thicker hair growth. It can promote healing and scalp regeneration and has a positive effect on the scalp. It stimulates the glands that secrete hormones responsible for growth thus helping in getting better and thicker hair growth. This is one of the best yoga poses for better and thicker hair growth.

If you are suffering from high blood pressure, retinal detachment, eye problems, or disorders of the shoulder, arm, or wrist, it is better to avoid performing this asana.

Uttanasana (Standing Forward Pose)

Stand straight with your feet close to each other. Take a deep breath and raise your hands. Then slowly exhale and bend forward to touch your toes. Try to touch your head to your knees or keep it as low as possible. Hold this position for a few seconds and continue breathing normally. Then raise yourself to the original position while you exhale.

This is a head-down position that promotes better circulation, improves oxygen levels, and stimulates hair follicles for better hair growth. This asana helps get rid of fatigue and energizes the mind and body with improved blood circulation. Known as a great yoga pose for better and thicker hair growth, this pose has several health benefits.

People having back pain or disc problems may not be comfortable performing this asana and can avoid it.

Pavanmukthasana (Wind-relieving Pose)

Lie down on your back. Inhale and bring both legs towards the chest to attain a knee-to-chest position. Place your hands around the bent knees and hold gently. While exhaling, try to touch the forehead to the knee but do not strain the neck. Hold this position for a few seconds. Then take the head back to its position while inhaling. Next, exhale and slowly bring the legs to their original position.

This asana is best to support digestion and get relief from ingestion or abdominal bloating due to excess gases trapped in the intestines. With improved digestion, the absorption of vital nutrients is better and thus can promote better and thicker hair growth.

Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)

Lie down on your back. Inhale and raise both legs so that the lower body is raised above your head. Support your back with your hands and raise the hips further such that all your body weight is on your shoulders and hands. Now slowly help the back to get down without any jerky movement and then bring the legs down.

This asana is believed to be one of the best asanas for better and thicker hair growth. In this, the head remains at a lower level than the body, which helps improve blood circulation to the brain in the best way. This pose helps stimulate the thyroid gland responsible for growth and metabolism and promotes better health. It can help control the hormones that can influence hair fall and thus help promote better and thicker hair growth.

However, as the entire weight of the body is on the shoulders and the neck, it must be performed with great caution, and those who are not fit to perform this may avoid it.

Setubandhasana (Bridge Pose)

Lie down on your back. Raise your knees and bend them to place your feet firmly on the floor. Place your hands by your sides. Now inhale and gently raise your lower back as if forming a bridge while your hands and feet are on the floor. Hold for a few seconds. Now, exhale and gently bring down the back on the floor and relax. Avoid sudden movements or jerks to avoid strain on the back.

Those who find the shoulder stand difficult to perform can perform the bridge pose. In this, the body is partially lifted above the shoulder level and hence can prove to be beneficial in a similar manner. This pose has to be performed slowly avoiding any jerks to the neck.

Vajrasana (Diamond Pose)

This is an easy-to-perform asana and is popularly performed after eating as it also supports digestion. Bend your knees and place your buttocks on the soles of your feet. This pose may be difficult for those having knee problems and can avoid doing it if there is discomfort.

This yoga pose aids better digestion, relieves abdominal bloating, improves metabolism and absorption of nutrients, helps in managing weight, and promotes growth and development. This too is a great yoga pose for better hair growth.

Apart from these yoga poses for better and thicker hair growth, pranayama is also known to be helpful for better hair health.


Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:November 11, 2022

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