Lets face it; life’s daily challenges can lead to a number of reasons for hair loss. Surgery and prescription medications, vitamin deficiency or vitamin overload can sometimes trigger hair loss. Sudden weight loss, imbalance of hormones and vigorous styling and hair treatments may also lead to hair loss. Emotional stress may be less likely to cause hair loss as physical stress, but death and caring for a loved one, or mourning the death of a loved one can also cause your hair to fall out.
Breath is the essence of our existence. We are born into breath. Somewhere along the way with life challenges, our breathing can become stressed, causing tension in our bodies. When our breathing becomes belaboured and shallow, we can become easily fatigued, prone to anxiety, restless sleep and body aches. Inefficient breathing can also lead to hair loss.
For centuries Yogis have used breathing techniques to aid in the psychological and physical conditions that can lead to hair loss. The technique known as the “Mind-Eye” breath works to stimulate and maintain the pituitary and thyroid glands to help prevent hair loss.
Most people are skeptical, but deep breathing influences the body’s bioelectrical balance. Different breathing techniques have different purposes. “Mind-Eye” breath is specific to hair and facial aging.
Try this technique 3-4 times a week for effective benefits. What do you have to lose?
Here’s what to do:
- Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
- Seal the right nostril with your right thumb and inhale deeply from the left nostril until the chest fully expands.
- Close both nostrils with thumb and forefinger, while bending over from the waist, head lowered, knees slightly bent.
- Hold your breath in this position for 20-45 seconds, or as long as comfortable. While in this lowered position, a strong pulsation of blood will be felt in the head, eyes, mouth, tongue, and brain, resulting in a flushed feeling from the chest to the top of the head.
- Next, slowly straighten up, and exhale from the right nostril. If a little dizziness or lightheadedness is felt during or after this movement, cut back to only 5 or 10 seconds of breath retention with your head lowered.
- Build up to 40 seconds over several weeks. After a few sessions the dizziness will disappear, and you will begin to feel euphoric and energized. This technique will burn up toxins and poisons in the body and purify the bloodstream, imparting a glowing complexion and clear sharp vision.
- Always remember to inhale through the left nostril and exhale through the right nostril. Perform this breath no more than 3 times a session, 3-4 times a week for its full value. Due to the amount of energy generated, do not perform late in the evening.
Let us know if this “Mind-Eye” breathing technique is beneficial to you. We’d love to hear from you.