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In Ayurveda, doctors believe that one s skin is the most important marker of one s health, and says that for one s skin to look healthy it is imperative that it gets a good supply of blood, the body remains well oxygenated and all the internal organs function optimally. Here are yoga postures that increase the blood flow to the face, improve one s digestive system and help in oxygenating the blood making one look younger, healthier and more beautiful.
This is a forward bending pose that helps the blood to flow to the face. Apart from that, it helps the stomach function better, strengthens the thigh muscles and relaxes the back and arms.
Tips to keep in mind: If you have any type of back pain or complaints with your spine, do not do this pose. Moreover, be easy on yourself, you might not be able to touch your knees with your forehead. Know that if you keep at it you will regain your flexibility and be able to do the pose properly. Here are some yoga poses to increase your flexibility.
This pose helps relax the facial muscles and strengthens the muscles of the neck and back. It allows controlled flow of blood to the face and increases the amount of oxygen of the blood. Did you know face yoga could keep you looking younger?
Tips to keep in mind: If you suffer from high blood pressure or have neck/back pain, avoid doing this pose. Here's a yoga asana to keep your blood pressure in control.
This pose is great for those who sit for long hours and tend to have bad posture. It stimulates the thyroid glands, parathyroid glands, lungs and abdominal organs, therefore helping the blood rush to your head and face, improves digestion and keeps the hormonal levels in check.
This is probably the most easy asana out there. Despite it being so easy, it is the most beneficial when it comes to glowing skin. Breathing in deeply and breathing out helps oxygenate your blood, and improves circulation. It also calms the mind and gives your rattled nerves some much needed rest. This is your one stop shop to de-stress and look beautiful. Here are more health benefits of deep breathing you should know.
Yoga Nidra or Shavasan is a way of experiencing total relaxation. Although it is called an asana or a posture the body does nothing during shavasan no stretching, no bending. You just lie down and leave all limbs and joints loose. Eyes are closed. You lie down like a corpse. You could also try shitali pranayam to relax and cool down.
So try these poses and you will notice an inner glow in your skin very soon. You could also try these yoga poses for acne-free skin.
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