This yoga position reminds me of the pose we do in PE, where you reach down for your toes. Some of you may be able to touch your feet, or even the floor, but I can only go as far as my shins. But the results should still be all the same. This helps with de-stressing your body from tension and strains, while at the same time reducing hair loss.
You start off by standing with your legs close to each other, then reaching down to your knees, then your toes. Make sure to breathe in and out deeply. Relax your body and try to remain in this position for about 30 seconds. Then straighten yourself back up, continuing to breathe in and out.
For beginners who can’t reach the floor, you can instead hold your elbows. Make sure your head is below your heart, so that blood can circulate to your scalp.
Sit on the floor on your knees with your calves and feet laid out behind you. They should be in the shape of an L. Lean back, placing your hands on your waist. Then curve your spine, then place your hands on your heels. Your face should be facing the ceiling. Hold this position for five seconds, continuing to breathe normally. Once done, breathe out as you’re returning to the original position.
Make sure to pay attention to your body. Don’t curve your back excessively if you feel pain. This could result to damage in your lower back. Flexibility is important, but don’t push yourself to do it if you can’t.
This is also known as vajrasana. You do this by sitting on the floor with extended legs and an erect spine. Place both of your hands on the ground beside you. Next, fold both of your legs beneath your thighs. Put both hands on your upper thighs. Sitting in this casual position, breathe in and out deeply. Then return to the extended legs sitting position.
That’s it! You can attempt to do all seven of these poses or just do those that you are comfortable with doing. You can practice yoga two to three times per week. Doing so, you will notice your flexibility increase and hopefully longer hair as well!
Do you practice yoga?
Originally posted 2015-08-11 15:00:07.