Three Yoga Poses that Can Do Wonders for Your Skin
What is there that yoga can’t do? In recent years, the ancient practice of yoga has taken off to such an extent that you can’t walk a city block without finding a yoga studio. That’s a good thing, because research has proven that yoga has considerable effects on all areas of our bodies both internally and externally - and it can play a large role in our overall health.
The process of slowing down and breathing deeply continually reduces inflammation in the body caused by stress and toxins. However, did you know there are specific yoga techniques to keep your skin glowing?
Here are some of the best yoga techniques to keep your skin looking its best:
Issues related to the appearance of the skin are often a result of some other pathology in the body. They can manifest as:
· Premature wrinkling
· Patchy spots
· Uneven tones
These problems in particular can come from hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle, and can also be related to our diet or the state of our digestive system.
TIP: Increase blood circulation to the head and face through three of these common Asana poses. If you do not know these poses, there are a lot of resources online with guided descriptions!
· Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) – this pose that involves lying on your stomach and lifting your chest off the ground. It strengthens the vertebral column and stretches the abdomen, shoulder, thorax and lungs. By opening the chest, this increases blood flow to the head.
· Child’s Pose (Balasana) – Known as the resting pose, this forward bend stretches the hip, thighs and ankles, sending a rush of blood to your head.
· Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) – This pose that involves standing with your legs slightly apart and reaching down with one hand and extending the other up into the air. It strengthens many areas of the body, and sends a flow of energy to your head and face.
These poses also increase oxygenation throughout your body through deep exhalation. This removes toxins that build up in the body and can harm the appearance of your skin. With proper hydration, a few yoga techniques and the right skin care products, you can achieve glowing, healthy skin!