To have healthy hair at a young age is natural, but to lead such a cycle with maintenance in the middle or up to declining years, it’s challenging in itself!
Yoga mudras possess the power to halt the degeneration of hair, by establishing the lost vitality of hair, if practiced regularly.
Mudras are not mere hand gestures that somehow cure illness but these are the subtle energy buttons with the potential to reconfigure the body’s mechanism of performing the particular task in a most prominent way.
Effectiveness of Mudras for Hair growth
Being the composition of five elements, our body sometimes loses track of these elements. Which results in an imbalanced state of functioning. Various hair anomalies are the outcomes of disturbance in these elements.
According to Ayurveda, our fingers possess the seat of these five elements, which on being pressed generates subtle waves that transmit the energy flow to the concerned region.
In the case of hair problems, mudras work strengthening hair roots by balancing doshas and 5 body elements. It also takes care of hair fall, hair thickness, greying or whitening of hair, dry scalp, excess of oil in the scalp, etc.
- Hair thinning is common among the middle, old aged, or even sometimes in the younger generation. Uneven blood supply to the scalp limits the required nutrition to the hair follicles, which gradually becomes finer. Mudras (such as Vayu Mudra) enhances blood flow that triggers nutrient and O2 supply, which ensures hair thickness.
- Mudras (Prana Mudra) helps in the restoration of prana, which in turn maximizes vitality in tissues. As we age, the cells responsible for hair color begin to die, which causes their discoloration (whitening, Graying). Regular practice of mudras flows prana into the cells. Hence, maintain natural hair color.
- Due to the lack of moisture, breaking hair is also one of the concerns regarding hair loss. If remains untreated round, soft and itchy patches begin to form in the area of fallen hairs. Hand mudras (Prithvi Mudra) helps in restoring the earth elements, which further maintain strength in the hair tissues.
- The modern lifestyle has disturbed the natural rhythm of our body. This constitutes bad eating habits, the use of chemically loaded products for sensitive body parts. It has a combining effect on hair that makes them less shiny. Mudras (Prasanna Mudra) practices induce nerve concerning the scalp region, which further adds to the lustrous look of the hair.
Practice following 5 mudras to ensure better hair growth and prevent any hair problems;
1. Gyan Mudra
Gyan Mudra is also called a ‘seal of memory’ as it enhances mental ability.
Meditation in this mudra calms the mind, which releases anxiety, stress, and tension. The presence of these conditions causes to reach hair follicles into the resting phase, which resists new hair growth. Practicing Gyan mudra collapse the basic framework of hair loss by inducing the calming effect.
- Sit in a Padmasana and place your hand on your knees.
- Now, make a circle by joining the tip of the index and thumb finger on each other.
- Maintain the posture while inhaling and exhaling.
According to Ayurveda, Prithvi symbolizes ‘earth’, which is one of the elements that resides in our body. Prithvi mudra promotes the ‘earth element’ in the body.
By practicing Prithvi mudra, earth element strengthens various tissues in the body including hair. It provides stable support and firms the hair from its root. Therefore, prevents breakage of hair and restores its longevity.
- Come into a meditative posture like Padmasana or Sukhasana.
- Join the tip of the ring and thumb finger and apply pressure gently on each.
- Practice it for a while, with breathing and remain still in the posture.
3. Prasanna Mudra
Also known as Balayam yoga, Prasanna Mudra is the most practiced hand gesture for hair growth. It’s a very simple nail rubbing practice. Performing this mudra provides strong and shiny hair while also preventing graying of hair.
In Prasanna Mudra, rubbing of nails on each other improves blood circulation to the scalp. This improves the nutrition supply to the hair follicles. Ultimately, improves natural hair growth.
- Sit in any comfortable posture.
- Now, bring hand to the chest and begin to rub your fingernails to each other.
- Practice this mudra for few minutes on a daily basis for beautiful hair.
4. Vayu Mudra
Vayu Mudra is the seal of ‘Air element’ in the body. It removes excess of air from the body concerning discomfort. Hair becomes stronger and longer if practiced regularly.
By working upon its concerning elements, this mudra gives a tranquil effect to the mind. It further rectifies the psychological negativity causing mental sickening, which ultimately causes hair to fall.
- Firstly, sit in a Padmasana or Sukhasana.
- Now, Fold your index finger to touch the base of the thumb, and then apply pressure through the upper thumb on it.
- Maintain the posture while gentle breathing.
5. Prana Mudra
Prana mudra is one of the powerful hand gestures that directly simulates the prana flow. It also affects the earth element in the body, which ensures the strength and durability of hair.
Performing this mudra affects the subtle energy channels of the body, which in turn empowers the ‘prana flow’. Improved prana flow nourishes the hair follicles, which in turn refine hair overall growth.
- Sit in any comfortable posture such as Padmasana, Sukhasana.
- Now, attach the tip of the thumb, ring, and little finger to each other while keeping the rest fingers outstretched.
- Maintain the posture as long as possible and keep breathing.
Hair fall could be happen due to various reasons of physical, psychological and emotional state. However, Yoga Mudras are efficient tool in tackling those problems with ease, if one practices the above stated mudras with proper guidance and interest.