Hair. It’s sexy. It grows faster than any other tissue in the body (besides bone marrow), esp in warm weather. From a yogic perspective, hair is an amazing gift of nature that can actually help raise Kundalini energy (creative life force that increases vitality, intuition and tranquility).
The human body has reasons for every part of itself. In many ancient cultures people didn’t cut their hair. When people were conquered, their hair was cut as punishment to reduce power. When Delilah cut Sampson’s hair, the once undefeatable Sampson was defeated.
The bones in the forehead transmit light to the pineal gland, which affects brain activity, as well as the thyroid and sexual hormones. When hair is allowed to grow to its full length, then phosphorous, calcium, and vitamin D are produced, and eventually enter the spinal fluid through the ducts on the top of the brain through the hair and skin! Wow.
Hair is believed to channel sun energy to the frontal lobes, the part of the brain you use for meditation and visualization. C. Young wrote that “hair may be an extension of the nervous system as a type of highly evolved ‘feelers’ or ‘antennae’ that transmits vast amounts of important information to the brain stem and the neocortex.”
Deva Kaur Khalsa believes that these “antennas” act as conduits to bring greater quantities of cosmic energy. Guru Singh says hair is like an electric circuitry.
Inversions, forward bends, camel and down dog all promote hair growth. Washing hair after being upset helps in processing emotions.
The world record for the longest hair was 23 to 26 feet on a Hindu holy man in the 1940s! Holy hair!
For gorgeous, happy hair, try adding lots of these foods to your diet- Sweet potatoes, spinach or KALE (iron)!, lentils, walnuts (omega-3 fatty acids), oysters (zinc), salmon (protein), blueberries (vitamin C) & yogurt.
Take care of your hair!