- by Bangalore Yoga Centre
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- Nov 27 2017
DOES BALAYAM YOGA WORK FOR YOUR HAIR?
Balayam is an alternative reflexology therapy and nail rubbing exercise. It is a union of two words: Bal (Hair) and Vyayam (Exercise). Balayam is a renowned asana for hair growth. Balayam yoga is an acupressure therapy in which a person rubs the fingernails of both hands against each other to stimulate hair growth. If done frequently and properly, it can boost hair growth.
This technique has its fair share of critics and followers. Let’s understand the process to judge its effectiveness.
SCIENCE BEHIND BALAYAM:
It has been found that there are certain nerve-endings below your fingernails which are stimulated when you rub them together. If you do that, you stimulate your brain to send a signal to adult stem cells to revive the dead or unproductive hair follicles. Thus, balayam is an effective hair exercise to prevent hair loss and supplement hair growth.
BALAYAM YOGA PROCEDURE:
Rub four fingernails of both hands (vigorously) against each other. Do not rub the thumbs. The surface of fingernails should rub hard against each other, this will help in pumping required nutrition to the scalp and promote hair growth.
You should do this nail rubbing exercise for 5 to 10 minutes every day in the morning and evening for better results. It’s better to do it on an empty stomach.
If you rub the tip of fingernails of one hand against the surface of fingernails of another hand, it will accelerate hair growth on ears.
If you rub surfaces of only both thumbnails against each other, it leads to beard and mustache growth.
BALAYAM YOGA RESULTS:
Results may depend on the nature of hair loss. However, with consistent balayam practice, hair loss may slow down in 3 to 6 months while hair growth will take up to 6 to 9 months. What you must remember is that you should be doing this exercise regularly and make other lifestyle changes such as have a balanced diet, oil your hair, quit smoking, use hair masks and have a proper hair care routine for faster and better results.
However, if the hair loss is due to an underlying medical condition, it is better to consult a doctor and undergo treatment.
Balayam is an all-natural process and does not have any side effects. Balayam is an effective method of yoga for hair fall control and for hair growth. Also, unlike most exercises or asanas, you don’t need a set-up to do it. Balayam mudra should be done in addition to other scalp exercises for hair growth to obtain the best results. The success of balayam in hair regrowth and controlling hair fall is proof of its effectiveness. It is highly recommended to add this nail rubbing practice to your hair care routine.
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