Yoga has long been recognized by the world as one of the best forms of exercise for keeping the mind and body healthy. In fact, yoga is believed to have the power to protect you from aches and diseases and to be able to maintain your skin and hair health.
A popular yoga trend that has become popular in recent years is inversion therapy. It became one of the latest hypes for growing your hair. Some Ayurveda companies swear by this method for causing hair miracles. But, does it work? Let’s find out.
What is inversion therapy?
The inversion therapy method is believed to help you gain an inch or two of hair growth every month. To increase greater blood flow to the scalp, the treatment recommends inverting yourself or your head. According to some reports, using this procedure can result in an inch of hair growth each week.
Does it work?
The truth is that no research has been done to confirm or contradict the inversion method's capacity to increase hair growth. Experts do, however, believe one aspect of this strategy to be effective.
Before utilizing this approach, many people massage their scalp with essential oils. Furthermore, scalp massage has been shown to promote hair development. Also, it has been proven that some essential oils boost hair development.
Before using essential oils on the scalp, dilute them with a carrier oil like jojoba or grapeseed oil. Other essential oils for hair, such as cedarwood and rosemary, have shown promise in terms of hair development.
Upside-down yoga asanas that can improve your hair
To improve your chances of getting a good result while taking care of your health in other aspects, combining inversion therapy with yoga may prove to be useful. Try oiling your hair and massaging your scalp before attempting to increase blood flow to your head.
After that, try the following yoga poses:
- Downward facing dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
- Stand with your feet apart and start to bend down.
- Reach your hands to the floor and crawl back up so that you’re making an inverted V with your body.
- Hold the position for about 30-45 seconds before releasing and then repeat a couple more times.
- Standing Forward Bend (Pada-Hastasana)
- Close your legs together and stand up straight.
- With a deep inhale, lift your hand towards the sky.
- Bend forward until your hands are touching the ground or hold your heels with your hands.
- Holding this position, keep breathing normally and stay in the same pose for some time.
- Repeat this a few times.
- Child’s Pose (Balasana)
- Fold your legs and kneel down on your mat, then sit on your calves.
- Stretching your and skyward, bend down till your forehead touches your mat.
- Hold the position for 30 seconds while keeping your breath normal.
- Repeat this pose a couple of times.
- Headstand (Sirsasana)
- Find a wall and, facing it, kneel down on the ground and interlace your fingers together.
- Keep your hand behind your head.
- Bend down to touch your forehead to the ground and start raising your legs slowly above the ground.
- Supporting your body on your crown, invert your legs and point them towards the ceiling.
- Maintain your balance for a few seconds before dropping your legs on the ground and going back to your neutral stance.
- Fish pose (Matsyasana)
- Lying down on your back, bend your knees inward so that your ankles are tucked in while you’re in a cross-legged position.
- Hold your thighs and engage your core muscles to lift your waist to form an arch with your body.
- Touch the ground with your head which is now in an inverted position.
- Hold the pose for about 15-30 seconds and repeat it a few times.
- Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
- Kneel down on the ground and keep your legs close to each other.
- Bend backwards and hold your ankles firmly with your hands.
- Slowly, invert your back and let your head drop so that it’s inverted backwards.
- Hold the pose for 15-30 seconds and repeat a couple of times.