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Make note of these 7 yoga asanas to prevent premature greying of hair

Experiencing premature greying of hair? Fret not. These yoga asanas can help you with this issue and enhance the health of your tresses. Read on to know more.
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Dullness is one of the most prominent, yet ignored signs of hair damage. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Updated: 30 Oct 2023, 03:13 pm IST
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Finding those strands of white or grey hair can be the worst nightmare. Unfortunately, premature greying has become so common today, largely due to high levels of stress, lifestyle changes and deficiency of certain nutrients. 

If you’re tired of trying out fancy products to get rid of grey hair, it’s high time you switch to yoga. Yes, you heard it right. As always, yoga is your most trusted companion when it comes to dealing with all kinds of health problems.

So without further ado, it’s time to reveal 7 yoga asanas to get back those shiny black tresses:

1. Ustrasana (camel pose)

Ustrasana directs the blood flow towards the scalp, thereby stimulating hair growth. Moreover, it also balances the abnormalities of the thyroid gland, which can also lead to hair loss. Because of increased blood circulation to the scalp, ustrasana can prevent premature greying of hair.

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Ustrasana. Image courtesy: Grand Master Akshar
2. Pawanmuktasana (wind releasing pose)

Pawanmuktasana promotes digestion and relieves constipation, which is associated with bad hair health. It clears all the digestive problems and that means your hair gets the goodness of all nutrients. This promotes healthy hair growth, and also calms your mind.

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Pawanmuktasana is the ultimate solution for constipation and gas as well. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Vajrasana (thunderbolt pose)

Also known as a diamond pose or thunderbolt pose, vajrasana helps in digestion, which in turn, can help to supply nutrients to the hair cells, thus preventing breakage and damage.

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Vajrasana aka Thunderbolt pose. Image courtesy: Grand Master Akshar

Besides, this pose is well-known for releasing stress and tension, which are the most common causes of grey hair and hair loss. You can practise this after meals.

4. Adho mukha svanasana (downward facing dog pose)

Practising a downward-facing dog pose every single day will keep you away from stress, thereby reducing the occurrence of premature white or grey hair. Also, it works positively for your scalp, and that means you can keep your natural hair colour alive.

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Adho mukha svanasana, the secret to sculpted arms. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Besides, this pose will also help to stimulate the flow of blood to the scalp, promoting hair growth.

5. Rubbing nails

Nail rubbing is also known as balayam yoga. It is a relaxing exercise that helps in stimulating blood flow and oxygen to the scalp, thereby helping rejuvenate hair follicles and enhancing real growth by controlling DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Plus, this yoga practice enhances the tone and volume of hair, warding off white hair from growing.

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6. Standing forward bend

This pose stretches the back and legs, and involves folding the body forward. This helps to increase blood flow to the scalp. This pose helps to calm the brain, thereby relieving stress and mild depression, which are the leading factors behind poor hair health.

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Standing forward bending pose is the simplest thing you can do for weight loss. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
7. Sirsasana (headstand)

Hanging your head upside down increases the blood flow to the scalp, stimulating hair growth. This asana helps relieve stress and calms your mind, which in turn reduces hair loss, balding, and thinning of hair. Plus, this pose is also beneficial in preventing premature greying of hair and helps regrowth of new hair.

Plus, make sure to have a healthy and nutritious diet, always!

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Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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