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Yoga can rejuvenate your skin and make you look gorgeous. Smt Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra, who runs The Yoga Institute in Mumbai and is also the President of the International Board of Yoga give us 7 asanas that can make your skin glowing naturally.
The prime advantage of yoga is that every single technique that you practise has a multitude of benefits. For instance, yogic techniques help you stay stress-free, healthy, improve your concentration, help you coordinate better, make you aware of your body so that you understand it better and help you stay disciplined. Here are a few ashtanga yoga techniques to get the perfectly flawless and glowing skin that everyone would envy you for. Not just glowing skin, yoga has more beauty benefits in store.
Yoni Mudra Detachment from chaos:
Note: You don t need to apply pressure with your fingers. Want to keep your skin acne-free? Try these yoga poses.
Yog Mudra The Yoga Pose:
Repetitions: 2 rounds
Kapal randhra dhouti Yogic Facial Massage:
This is the Yoga Institute s signature yogic facial massage. It is an excellent technique that will make you want to forget your expensive skin treatments. It stimulates all your facial nerves and over time gives a natural, beautiful glow. It also help you relax and de-stress.
Note: You don t need to use oil or cream for this technique. A gentle massage with your fingers will be sufficient. If you have dark circles, try these yoga poses.
Kapalbhati Breathing Technique:
Please keep in mind that kapalbhati is different from stomach pumps. So, focus on exhale through your nose and not on the movement of your stomach. Kapalbhati also has several health benefits. Click here to know more.
Standing chakrasana - The wheel pose:
Dhanurvakrasana The bow pose:
Repetition: 3 rounds
Paschimottanasana The seated forward bend pose:
Repetitions: 3 rounds
The author is the present Director of The Yoga Institute and has dedicated her life to the running of the Institute and to teaching yoga as a way of life in a completely practical way. Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva has been selected as 'Woman of the Year 2000' by the American Biographical Institute, U.S.A. for her outstanding accomplishment and the noble example she has set for her peers and entire community. She is perhaps best known throughout the nation due to her involvement in the popular television series Yoga for Better Living , first aired in 1980. She was recognized for her contribution to Women's Health through the award presented by SPARC. She has conducted several seminars and lecture tours in India and in Europe, Australia, Canada, Pakistan, Hong Kong and United States of America. She has also authored many Yoga books and articles. She was invited by the National Council for Education Research and Training along with Dr. Jayadeva to advise on formulating a Yoga education syllabus for schools nationwide.
Image source: Getty Images/The Yoga Institute, Santa Cruz
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