Yoga Asanas for good Skin
Simarouba Yoga and Naturopathy Clinic
Thippasandra, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
Who doesn’t wish for beautiful, radiant and ageless skin? We have all spent some fat money on luxurious beauty products and treatments. What we fail to realise is that most of our beauty concerns are caused due to imbalances in our body. Yoga, coupled with a good beauty regimen, is a holistic way to maintain and enhance that youthful look.
Although there are myriad asanas that you can try, let’s look at five poses to begin with.
Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
Known as the queen of yoga asanas, it helps in regulating the blood flow towards the face. It is one of the best anti-ageing exercise, enhancing facial radiance and reduces wrinkles. Lie on your back, raise your torso off the floor and rest your body on your shoulders. Use your hands to support your back. Breathe deeply and hold the position for 30 seconds before returning back to the starting position. Practice the pose for 3-5 minutes. Pregnant women, people with neck and back problems and high blood pressure should avoid this pose.
Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
This pose tones the muscles of the face and throat, thereby giving it a great stretch, making the skin firm and smooth. This exercise helps you get rid of double chin. Lie on the floor and tuck in your hands under your hips. Now, lift your body off the floor so that it forms an arch form he head to the hips. Stay in this pose for 1 minute and return to the starting position. People suffering from back, neck, blood pressure, insomnia and migraine problems should not practice this pose.
Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
It is an excellent yoga asana to promote blood circulation and oxygen flow through the entire body. It further helps in restoring body balance and equilibrium, resulting in heightened concentration and improved flexibility to the skin. Stand with your legs placed wide apart and turn your right foot out. Raise the hands to the sides and bend to your right side from the hips. Let your right hand come down towards the floor and your left hand up in the air. Maintain your head in a neutral position or turn to the left with eyes gazing upwards. Remain steady in this position while taking long deep breaths and then return to the standing position and repeat on the opposite side.
Halasana (Plow Pose)