Hello everyone, I just moved this post to I think the right area now.... I am new to the site and have been doing the exercises for some time now and a big believer. I wanted to share my experiences with the addition of headstands to my hair health practice. I have been working hard for most of my adult life to keep my hair and have tried just about everything out there.
I started a form of yoga about six months ago that requires headstands as part of the normal practice. I am 51 yo and had not done headstands since grade school so I was at a disadvantage at first and struggled a bit at first. With that I am persistent and have practiced regularly and have mastered them to where I can go for over 5 minutes at a stretch. There are many benefits you can read on the inversion practice (headstands) online. The one consistent theme is the blood flow to your head while doing headstands. I recommend if someone starts they receive some help form a teacher to do them properly. if no teacher is around and you want to go at it alone, it is recommended to do child's pose after your head stand. Check online for instruction on both poses.
What I wanted to highlight for you is what I have experienced with my hair health that may help you as well. I first have noticed my hair to be so much softer since my practice started, my hair in the past was very course and dry. I am noticing it to be very soft to where people comment on it when touching. Overall, my hair looks and feel healthier.
Most of my hair is still my original dark color and since my headstand practice I seeing even less grays and feel my hair is fuller too.
I just read another thread on an inversion table and in response to Tom's response to that post, headstands definitely work the core and upper back too. I have added a pic to demonstrate and from the pic you can kind of see my hair is dark in color too.....
I understand this is anecdotal and have no agenda, just wanted to share my experience as it may help one of you too.
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- "Balasana" or Child's Pose
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- Headstands perhaps useful for hair growth
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