How yoga helps you glow from the inside out
The health and spiritual benefits of yoga are well known and indisputable. What you may not know is that yoga also works wonders for the skin. Yoga is a form of exercise and all forms of exercise release toxins which clears out the system. A clean system without toxins means clear, glowing skin. Some of these toxins are released through the pores. This is why you sometimes see your skin act up right after a massage or facial treatment before it becomes clear.
Another thing that yoga does for the skin is that it improves digestion and circulation. When the body has good blood flow, blood rushes to the surface of the skin which gives it a glow and radiance.
Another benefit of yoga is that it can help one to get over unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking too much alcohol and using illicit drugs. These habits that leave one looking washed out and older. It is the spiritual side of yoga that keeps one strong and centered that does this. There are poses and breathing exercises that help to improve digestion. This is beneficial because the state of the health is directly related to the state and appearance of the skin.
Asanas that save face
Asanas are yoga poses and postures. They include Child Pose, Plow Pose, Cobra Pose, Triangle Pose, Fish Pose and Shoulder Pose. These asanas work to increase blood flow and circulation to the head which benefits the face. Inverted postures and forward bends also send a surge of oxygen to the system by opening the chest. The rush of blood and oxygen gives the skin a healthy glow and radiance.
Yoga also includes breathing exercises which are known as pranayamas. They keep the body cool and help the body to release toxins through the skin. This is especially good for those with skin that is prone to acne and breakouts especially in warm weather.
Facial yoga exercises
Apart from the different asanas, there are yoga exercises for the face that you can do. These tighten the facial muscles which helps to prevent signs of aging like lines and wrinkles from the face. There are exercises for sagging jowls, eyeballs and for reducing the signs of aging.
One is to sit up straight, tilt your head back and keep your lips closed and relaxed. Look up at the ceiling and 'chew' with your mouth closed for 10 seconds. Tilt your head forward, close your eyes and relax for 30 seconds. Repeat the exercise 10 times.
Then, tilt your head forward even more until your chin almost touches your chest.Slowly roll your head first clockwise, then counter-clockwise. Repeat three times.
Another is to lie on your bed and let the back of your neck hang over the edge. Put a folded towel under your neck to cushion it against the edge. Carefully lift your chin towards your chest and hold there for 15 seconds. Lower your head and relax for 20 seconds. Repeat five times.
Beauty in motion
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