5 Yoga Poses that Can Help Curb Hair Fall

Yoga can curb hair fall by increasing blood flow to the scalp. A yoga expert tells you which poses to do for best results

If you have tried every trick in the trade and still haven’t been able to get rid of hair fall, do not panic yet. There are a set of yoga poses that can help curb hair fall and cause hair growth. Celebrity yoga expert and Himalayan Siddha, Grand Master Akshar says, “Mudras can be very effective in the treatment and remedy for certain hair related problems. This includes regrowth, premature thinning of hair, baldness and many other hair problems.” He suggests a few poses that you can do daily to address hair fall. “ Practice the following mudras holding each mudra for 10-15 minutes twice a day. Yoga is best practiced early in the morning but can be done at any time of the day.”

Balayam Mudra



Form a half-fist by curling your fingers inwards. 

Stick your thumb out. 

Allow your fingers’ nails to touch each other by facing your palms against each other. 

Now, using swift up-down movement, rub the nails of one hand against each other. 

Remember, you only need to rub the nails of your fingers and not the thumb.

Prithvi Mudra



Sit down in a meditative pose such as Sukhasana or Padmasana and keep your back straight.

Allow the tips of your thumb and ring fingers to gently touch each other. 

Straighten the rest of your fingers. 

Do this with both hands and place the back of your palms on your knees.

Close your eyes and direct your attention to your breath.

In this mudra, the elements (tattvas) Agni and Prithvi are connected at the mool (or the tip of your fingers).

Prana Mudra



It is done with the help of both the hands.

Tips of ring plus little finger have to be joined by the tip of the thumb.

All other fingers must be extended straight.

Breathe in and exhale for same duration.

Perform the inhale and breathe out (by sound chanting). 

Hold this mudra once in the morning and once in the evening for 15 minutes.


Hakini mudra



Hakini mudra is also called the mudra for the mind. Ideally it should be performed during sunrise.

It can be practiced in any stable seated posture such as sukhasana (easy pose) or padmasana (lotus pose), in which the spine can remain upright. 

To practice this gesture, first bring the palms to face one another a few inches apart. 

Join the fingertips and thumbs of both hands together, allowing them to maintain light contact. 

The hands can then be raised to the level of the third-eye chakra, in the center of the forehead. 


Vayu Mudra 



Sit down in a meditative pose such as Sukhasana or Padmasana and keep your back straight.

Begin with placing the tip of the index finger at the base of your thumb.

Now, gently press the thumb upon your finger. 


"Mudras are a boon for our hair because it helps in dealing with every problem related to the hair, and can aid in re-growth. Specifically in mudras like Balayam mudra, when the practitioner rubs the nails of his or her two hands against each other.  This is done to stimulate the blood flow and oxygen which in turn can affect the movements of the scalp. This stimulation if done correctly, consistently over a long period of time is known to cure issues like MPB (i.e. male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia) among others," concludes Akshar.


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