Yoga and Pranayama to Reduce Hair Fall and Increase Hair Growth

Hair fall, a problem which many people face irrespective of their gender. Sometimes it’s the water they drink (unhygienic) , lifestyle, lack of hair care, junk food, and of course medical conditions. And it’s not always can we find time to go to saloons, spas or spare time for homemade hair masks. With a request from a friend to write about yoga to reduce hair fall and increase hair growth, we are here with a list of simple yoga poses that will not take much of your precious time but will surely help fight against hair fall.

Yoga to Reduce Hair Fall and Increase Hair Growth

Yoga To Reduce Hair Fall and Increase Hair Growth

surya namaskar
Surya Namaskar

1. Surya Namaskar : Surya Namaskar is the wonder of yoga, it solves probably all problems. Just name it and surya namaskar solves it! And hair fall problem is no exception. If you also suffer from premature hair greying then this is it. This is a sequence of yoga that is placed in a way that it benefits your body in the most amazing way. For more you may visit out previous post on Sun Salutation. [Please do it under expert guidance before doing it alone]

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Sudarshan Kriya Yoga
Sudarshan Kriya Yoga

2. Sudarshan Kriya Yoga(SKY) : It starts with normal breathing exercise followed by brisk breathing. Then it proceeds further with chanting OM thrice. Then going into further meditation. Meditation will definitely reduce your hair fall by a great extent. For further and better understanding please go through our previous article on Sudarshan Kriya Yoga(SKY). [Please do it under expert guidance before doing it alone]

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Uttanasana for hair loss
Uttanasana for hair loss by

3. Uttanasana : This pose is definitely as easy as pie.  And it does wonders to hair fall problem. In other words we can say that it is toe-touching pose. To do this, first you need to exhale and take a deep breath in. Then slowly bend your body forward and get hold of you ankles with your hand. Your toes should touch the knees and hold the pose for a while. You may not attain the perfect pose on the first go but don’t give up and bend your body as much as you can. You may also check a video on how to do Uttanasana

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Vajrasana pose
Vajrasana pose

4. Vajrasana : This is best done just after a meal. Sit down on a mat. Fold your legs backwards such that your ankle touches your buttocks. Your feet might sting a bit when you do initially. Start doing it with 3-5 minutes. Then slowly increase the time to 15 minutes. If you feet starts paining too much then you may think about its benefits in controlling hair fall and bear it.

Also read : Benefits Of Vajrasana Pose – How To Do Vajrasana?


Sarvanga Asana - Shoulder Stand Pose
Sarvanga Asana – Shoulder Stand Pose by

5. Sarvangasana : Also known as the Shoulder stand pose, this asana helps in gushing blood to your brain which will be a very good treatment for your hair fall. Lift your body slowly. You might not attain the perfect shoulder stand but keep on trying and you will achieve excellence. And remember to bring down your legs slowly and not with a jerk.

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Adho Mukha Savasana
Adho Mukha Savasana

6. Adho Mukha Savasana : In this asana, we lie on our stomachs. Slowly we raise our body and bring the hands and feet closer. In this way we get to form the arched position as shown in the picture. When the arched position is achieved, hold it for a while and then let go and rest for sometime. This asana sends blood gushing to the brain which combats hair fall.

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7. Vipritakarani : In this asana, we slowly raise the the legs and keep them perpendicular to the body. We hold the position for a while and then let go. Hence the blood that is sent to the brain reduces hair fall to a great extent.

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8. Halasana : This asana should be done and let go very slowly. First you must attain the Vipritakarani then followed by the Sarvangasana and then finally take both your legs slowly towards your head and touch the ground. It might be really tough in the beginning but don’t lose hope. Rome was not built in a day. It will take sometime to master this pose but when it is done, all your efforts will bear fruit.

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Pranayama to Reduce Hair Fall

Pranayamas also help reduce hair fall. They are a sub-category of yoga which is mainly made up of breathing exercises and meditation and less of physical exertion.



9. Kapalbhati Pranayama : For doing this pranayam, sit in the normal sitting pose with legs folded or lotus pose. With forceful breathing throw out your breathe and breathe in softly. Try to do this for 5 minutes non-stop. Initially it might be nearly impossible to do for almost 1 minute. But you have to pull it to 5 minutes as it will increase your stamina, fight hair fall as well and get you a flat belly !

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Bhastrika Pranayama
Bhastrika Pranayama – Art of living

10. Bhastrika Pranayam : This is the forceful breathing which you will be doing in SKY. You sit in a Vajrasana position and clench your fists lightly and bring them beside your shoulder. With forceful breathing, breathe in as you push your hand upwards and breathe out as you bring them down. You may also watch How to do Bhastrika?

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Anulom Vilom Pranayam
Anulom Vilom Pranayam

11. Anulom Vilom : This is a simple breathing technique. You sit in a simple pose or the lotus pose. Breathe in from one nose while keeping the other blocked with your finger. Continue this for sometime. Take rest and resume. This is the simplest among all the above yet it does play an important role in combating hair fall.

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Yoga can give out miraculous results when done rightfully and when done under expert guidance at first. Remember, Yoga when done correctly also  never leaves behind any sort of pain in the body. If you experience a pain, contact a specialist ASAP. That would be all from us on yoga and pranayam on hair fall. Thank you for visitng HNBT.

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  1. amar duan Reply

    Hair fall

  2. Yatin Khulbe Reply

    From these asanas, I personally have tried 4th and 6th asanas. The best thing about all the asanas is that they cure many other diseases also. As the International Yoga Day is approaching, it’s really important for all of us to inculcate yoga in our life.
    I am also planning to devote some time in practicing yoga. Thanks for these great asanas.

    1. debshikha banerjee Reply

      Hello Yatin,

      Welcome to HNBT 🙂
      Yes, Vajrasan and Adho Mukha Savasana has lot many other benefits as well. Infact you pick out the simplest asana among all the yoga’s known till date, still there are a handful of benefits which you can get from them 🙂 Yoga is so marvellous, it never stops to amaze me 🙂

      I’m glad that International Yoga Day is approaching. A awareness about yoga and it’s usefulness is a must. You can do any sort of yoga. You will surely notice the difference it makes to your life 🙂

      My personal experience of yoga tells me “If you do yoga daily you don’t gain much. But if you don’t, you miss out ALOT”

      Take Care. Keep Fit.

  3. Mark Goldberg Reply

    The problem with hair loss remiedies is not every remedie works. Some of them really works, some are compleate bullshit After 2 years of fighting with hair loss now i know what works. Thank you for sharing above hair loss remedies.

    1. Jay Reply

      Hi, so what youre saying is after 2yrs of hairloss these techniques worked for you?

      1. debshikha banerjee Reply

        Hi Jay,

        Welcome to HNBT 🙂
        These pranayams and yoga’s will show effect, but certainly when you are regular with them and after almost a month or so. Yoga and pranayam take time to influence your existing system. Your hair fall will certainly stop, provided other factors like drinking fluids, lifestyle, avoiding oily food and other such factors are kept a check. Once the hair fall is curbed, you will definitely notice a boost in the quality and quantity of your hair.
        Two years of hairloss is certainly a huge time span and huge damage. One or two months will not show you the results you want. Alteast half a year is needed to show visible changes.

        Happy Sunday 🙂

        1. mimi Reply

          I am a 24 years old girl
          I have hair loss for almost 4 years, I’ve tried many things. Do you think yoga tips can grow my hair back? Can yoga give me the same hair like 4 years ago?

        2. mimi Reply

          I am a 24 years old girl
          I have hair loss for almost 4 years, I’ve tried many things. Do you think yoga tips can grow my hair back? Can yoga give me the same hair like 4 years ago?

          1. Uthra

            Yes yoga can cure any problem in the body. I am a yoga teacher and i have self healed my pcod problem asthma problem and even lost 18 kgs of my extra weight.. but every asana has its own dos and donts so before doing an asana try to learn abt the dos and donts of the asana. Hair loss can easily be treated with yoga.

    2. prasann Reply


      which asanas is help u to regrowth ur hair can u pls tell me..even im losing my hair lot so..and this all asanas worked for u? im waiting for ur reply

      1. utkarsh Reply

        Hello Prasann, along with some yoga practices, you can also go for HOT OIL MESSAGE, atleast 2 times a week and believe me it really works to reduce hair fall.

  4. uma Reply

    i do yoga since 2000, i do most of yoga except mayur , and sirsasan . yoga is cure of all diseases. i am fond of yoga . thanks for good blogs.

  5. uma Reply

    good blog!!!!!!

  6. Navneet Reply

    Nice,i like it

  7. Ashok kumar Reply

    I have been been fighting with my hairfall for 12 years, I tried a lot of different natural tips, oil,lemon,multaani mitti,curd,and many more but no results… Still my hair is falling regularly, during bathing,combing,now I m tired to try all the things, please guide me how to get my hair as before or atleast I can stop by falling it 🙁

    1. Keerthana Nair Reply

      Hi there Ashok, we suggest you see a doctor to first determine the root cause of this. Persistent hair fall can be due to many reasons, particularly medical conditions and scalp infection. Hair fall of this sort are difficult to combat by natural remedies and need medical attention.