9 Best Yoga For Hair Growth With Steps and Benefits

Dr. Vibha Choudhary

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Vibha Choudhary


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Yoga can be a great way to help your hair grow faster and stronger. Here are some poses that can boost your hair growth by up to 60%. 

Key Takeaways

  • Yoga is a great way to increase your hair growth and improve your overall health
  • Yoga positions like upward-facing Dog, child's Pose, plow Pose, etc. work effectively in promoting healthy hair
  • Consult a trainer to have a better result while trying yoga for hair growth

How to stop hair fall? Yoga for hair growth can help you out. Yoga is a great way to build strength and flexibility in your body. It's also an excellent way to improve your mind since it incorporates breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation techniques. In addition, yoga can help with hair loss or thickening if practiced regularly enough over time. Be it PCOS hair loss, seasonal hair loss, or anything else, these nine yoga asanas will help you grow new hair.

Downward-facing dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

The downward-facing Dog [1] is an excellent yoga asana for hair growth and for those who are overweight or have a lot of stress in their lives. It helps to stretch the spine, shoulders, and hamstrings if you are someone with back pain or other physical issues that make it difficult for you to sit up straight.

This Pose can be especially helpful for relaxing your body and easing tension in your muscles. This Pose also works well if you want to improve circulation throughout your body by improving blood flow throughout all layers of skin tissues (including those beneath your fingernails).

Starting Position: Assume a hip bridge position with feet on the floor; knees bent at 90 degrees; hands clasped behind head; neck straight but chin relaxed against the chest.

Additional read: How to stop hair fall?

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

The Cobra Pose is one of the most popular poses for hair growth. This Pose is great for strengthening your core and helping you to get rid of backaches, as well as promoting circulation and helping with digestion. It also helps to increase blood flow throughout the body, which will help keep your skin healthy while also benefiting your hair follicles.

Steps To Do Copra Pose

Lie on your back with knees bent at 90 degrees and feet flat on the floor (or if that's too much pressure on your lower back, place a pillow under them). Place arms alongside ears with palms facing each other in a prayer position (think "om"). Hold for about 30 seconds before relaxing into Corpse Pose or Child Pose.

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Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

Fish pose is a gentle, restorative pose of yoga for hair growth. This is one of the most basic poses in yoga, and it's also one of the most common.

What is a Fish Pose?

Fish pose means to cross your legs so that they're bent at 90 degrees and resting on your calves (or shins). This makes you look like you're sitting upright in a chair—but without any support underneath you! It's easy to do if there are no difficult parts or pressure points; just follow these steps:

  • Lie down flat on the floor with your arms by your side and legs together like an Information Bomb! You'll feel very relaxed as soon as this happens because there won't be any weight-bearing down on them yet (since they're still connected). 
  • Slowly lift onto one elbow until only about 10% of body weight rests upon it; then lower back down onto both elbows again before repeating step 1 for another 30 seconds or so until total relaxation has been achieved.

Shoulder Stand (Salamba Sarvangasana)

A shoulder stand is one of the most common yoga poses for hair growth, and it's also one of the best ways to get your hair growth on track. This Pose of yoga for hair loss prevention works the best. The standing position helps you balance your posture and improve blood circulation in the body, which can help reduce hair loss by encouraging new cell growth at the root area of your hair follicles.

If you're new to yoga or haven't done many other poses before, start with an easy version like downward-facing Dog or tabletop pose first—these won't put too much pressure on your joints or bones, so they're easier on them than regular shoulder stands will be later down the road. 

Then once those muscles feel relaxed enough (and maybe even slightly sore), move on variations such as plowing through (or plowing through) using blocks under each hand instead of just one block itself; try placing it under both hands together while squeezing them together tightly around their sides before releasing again slowly with control until reaching its resting point again after moving back into place beside itself again after releasing from both sides simultaneously throughout this cycle until wanting nothing more than peace within oneself as well.

Headstand (Sirsasana)

Steps To Do Headstand Pose

  • With your arms by your sides, lie on your stomach. 
  • Bend over and place your forehead on the floor or mat. Your hands should be directly under your shoulders, palms facing upward.

Benefits of the Headstand Pose

Improves concentration and focus during meditation sessions, as well as reduces stress levels by increasing oxygen intake in brain hemispheres through increased blood flow to those areas. It also helps increase bone density because it strengthens connective tissue around joints and muscles, thereby increasing bone density.

Yoga For Hair Growth

Plow Pose (Halasana)

The plow pose is a great pose for increasing circulation [2], enhancing flexibility, and strengthening your abdominal muscles. It's also known as "The Power Pose" because it helps you feel more powerful and confident. 

Steps To Do Plow Pose:

Stand up straight with feet hip-width apart. Spread toes outward while keeping knees unlocked so they are not locked in place or bent. Allow shoulders to relax down away from ears (if standing). Inhale deeply through the nose; hold breath for 5 seconds before exhaling through the mouth, slowly opening the chest wide open like a plow hitting the ground (without locking knees). 

Hold breath holding completely before bringing hands together behind the head or clasping them over the heart area if you prefer this variation on the Pose. Breathe normally during the entire movement without straining any muscle groups except those used for breathing purposes only.

Seated Forward Bend Pose (Uttanasana)

  • Seated forward bend is the most common Pose that helps with hair loss. It's a simple yet effective way to target your scalp and stimulate blood flow, which can help stimulate hair growth in the area where you're trying to grow new follicles.

Steps To Do Seated Forward Bend Pose:

  • Sit on your heels with your thighs parallel to each other and knees bent at 90 degrees (or if sitting on a chair, place one foot flat against it). The spine should be straight from the top of the head down through the tailbone toward the ankles; don't let it curve too much, or else you'll end up looking like a dog instead of something resembling an actual human being. This position will also help prevent injury if you're not used to doing yoga for hair growth regularly (which we recommend). 
  • Cross one ankle over the top knee while rolling shoulders back slightly so they're under the chest rather than out from the side like fishhooks. Don't forget about those neck twists either—they'll keep things loose enough so that blood can circulate freely throughout the body without causing discomfort when trying new poses later down the road. 

Child's Pose (Balasana)

A child's Pose is a pose of yoga for hair fall prevention that can help with hair growth.

Benefits of Child's Pose are: 

  • It stretches the muscles in your back, which helps prevent hair loss. 
  • It also increases circulation to the scalp, stimulating blood flow through your body and encouraging new cell growth in certain areas of your body, like hair follicles (the part where hair grows). This means that when you practice this asana regularly over time, it will help stimulate new growth within the follicle itself.

The how-to: Start on all fours with hands under shoulders, knees under hips, and toes pointed forward (as seen above). From this starting point, slowly lift one leg toward the ceiling so that the thigh is parallel with the floor but does not touch down yet; hold for 30 seconds, then switch sides – repeat five times total for each side before moving on to the next step below). 

Corpse pose (Shavasana)

The corpse pose is a great yoga pose for hair growth. The Corpse Pose relaxes the mind and body, allowing you to unwind from your day.

This Pose improves blood circulation, which helps nourish hair follicles so they can grow faster and stronger. It also reduces stress because it helps you feel more relaxed in general (though if you have anxiety or depression, a corpse pose may not be right for you).

You might rely on various tips for hair growth, but practicing yoga poses not only make your hair thicker and stronger but also make you fit physically and mentally. The poses have been shown in this blog are to help with hair growth. Also, they're a great way to get into the habit of practicing yoga. If you feel like you need some extra motivation to try yoga for hair growth, do your favorite Pose while watching one of the videos on YouTube. If you want to get a doctor consultation regarding this, visit Bajaj Finserv Health today!

Published on 13 Sep 2022Last updated on 13 Apr 2023
  1. https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/downward-facing-dog/
  2. https://www.nike.com/a/yoga-warmup-poses-for-circulation

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Dr. Vibha Choudhary

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Vibha Choudhary

, Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT)

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