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Yoga for hair health? The 5 best yoga poses to protect your hair

Yoga for hair health? The 5 best yoga poses to protect your hair

It is common knowledge that yoga is beneficial to your health and well-being. Whether you practice yoga to stay fit or relax, both your mind and body benefit. What you may not realize is that yoga also helps your hair. 

That’s right; there is yoga for your hair. There are specific poses you can incorporate into your routine to help protect your hair from daily damage.

Yoga poses can breathe life back into your body. Surprisingly, it can breathe life back into your hair, too. Go from drab to dramatic with a few poses and avoid the high-priced salons. Not only can your hair get a new boost, but because of the improved circulation that yoga provides, your digestion improves, and your stress is reduced.  

Malnutrition and anxiety are two of the leading causes of declining hair health, and yoga can help with both.

How yoga helps your hair

It may seem strange to perform yoga poses to boost the health of your hair. When you think about the science behind healthy hair, though, the link begins to make sense. 

Your hair grows from your scalp, and certain yoga poses can increase blood circulation to your head. With enhanced circulation, your hair follicles become invigorated, which promotes growth and strength. The best poses for your hair include:

1. Downward facing dog

This beginner pose can be done by anybody and is ideal for improving blood circulation. Spending most of the day upright makes blood flow to the top of the body a challenge, and poses like this allow for much-needed circulation to that area. 

The compression placed on your abdomen improves digestion, and the stretch to your neck relieves tension. Better circulation, better absorption of nutrients, and less stress are a winning combo for healthy hair.

2. Headstand pose

This inverted pose should only be tried when you are ready to advance in yoga and at least 10 hours after a meal. The morning time is a good time to try this pose, and you want to hold it for anywhere between 1 and 5 minutes. 

Inversion not only increases circulation to your scalp, but it also delivers immediate relief from stress. With oxidative damage from stress-causing premature aging in hair, the more stress relief you get, the better your hair will look. 

3. Standing forward bend pose

Stand straight, bend at the waist, gripping your ankles and hold. That’s it! This pose rejuvenates your body and corrects energy flow. To get the most benefit, try this in the morning or at least four hours after a meal. 

You get a rush of energy and blood to your head, which relieves headaches and delivers oxygen to dry hair follicles. 

4. Wind-relieving pose

Easily done by beginners, this pose focuses on supporting your digestive system. A disrupted digestive tract can interfere with nutrient absorption. Given that your hair's health relies strongly on nutrients from your diet, poor digestion can indirectly cause hair loss. 

This pose helps remove built-up gas that can block flow in your digestive tract and massages your intestines and stomach muscles. Improved digestion will benefit your overall health and ensures your hair will have the length, shine, and fullness you desire.

5. Thunderbolt pose

This simple kneeling pose is best done at both the beginning and end of your day. Allowing you to center yourself, balance, and practice deep breathing, this pose relieves tension and stress immediately. 

As part of your daily routine, it helps train your body to handle stress better. The hormones released in your body resulting from stress can damage your hair and trigger hair loss. This means that finding ways to relieve and prevent stress will serve your mental health and your hair's health. 

Give your hair the foundation it deserves

A good way to completely revitalize your hair without adding harsh toxins or chemicals is to start with a good quality shampoo and conditioner.  Hair La Vie's Shampoo and Conditioner Set is a blend of 21 natural oils, extracts, vitamins, proteins, and amino acids to cleanse and hydrate your hair and nourish it from the scalp to the tips. 

Adding a scalp massage to your conditioning routine can stimulate circulation, which will enhance your new yoga practice. And the invigorating effects of the tea tree and peppermint extracts will work to detoxify and soften your hair to help reveal its natural luster. 

Final thoughts

Whether you are a beginner or a yogi, these poses can help to alleviate stress, improve digestion, and boost your overall health. In addition to a healthier you, you will also get healthier hair. 

Styling products, heated devices, diet, and environmental toxins can all cause damage to your hair. It can thin out, become dry and brittle, which is likely not the look you are going for. 

To support your daily hair routine and add additional health to your hair, start your day with Hair La Vie’s clean and toxin-free Shampoo and Conditioner Set to protect your hair from the dirt and styling products that could otherwise leave your hair feeling dull and lifeless. While you’re at it, grab a yoga mat and start feeling 100% every day. 

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