Yoga is much like the fountain of youth when you incorporate it into your daily life. Have you seen the 98-year-old yogi who looks not much older than 50? She has rosy red cheeks and a beautiful lust for life. Her flexibility is inspiring and she has an incredible outlook on life. Yoga absolutely has the power to de-age you for so many reasons.
Stress is one of the big reasons we would look older than our years. Yoga has been found to reduce anxiety and stress significantly. It helps blood flow and detoxifies the body which enhances how our skin looks. You want to be dedicated to your yoga practice of course and remember to eat well and drink a lot of water too. Yoga teaches you to treat your body like a temple and when you do that, you’ll be rewarded. Here are some poses that specifically help you with beauty.
Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana)
This pose is an effective method of getting glowing skin. It will help your skin texture and the overall quality of it because you promote blood circulating to your face. It helps get rid of acne, pimples, wrinkles, and discoloration or dullness. Practice 3-5 times daily for maximum benefits.
Forward Bend (Utthanasana)
When you do forward bend, it’s a lot easier than a shoulder stand but it also promotes blood circulation to the face. It is said to be one of the best poses to help your skin glow. It increases your oxygen supply to skin cells and also promotes nutrients in the body that fight off free radicals. This process also encourages skin rejuvenation and fights any damage done to the body.
Seated Twist (Bharadvaja’s Twist)
This twist is good for your digestion which is necessary for skin to thrive. When you do any kind of twist, you remove toxins and harmful fluids from your organs. When you can rid the body of this waste, your skin is going to look better as a result.
Fish Pose (Matsyana)
Fish pose improves a variety of function in the body. This includes the thyroid, pineal, pituitary glands, and balances out hormones. You get to stretch out the face and throat muscles too which can help get rid of a double chin. Also, when your hormones are balanced, you don’t end up with skin blemishes.
Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)
This pose opens up your lungs, chest, and heart, giving your skin a huge supply of oxygen. If you want to get an instant glow, pop into this pose for 30 seconds to a minute.
Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
You will be doing an intense backbend when you go into Camel pose which opens up your rib cage and increases how much oxygen you get into the lungs. This helps to reduce stress and balances out the hormones in the body. The hormones that are in charge of whether or not you get acne or pimples.
Wind Relieving Pose (Pavanamuktasana)
This pose is well known for relieving any gas in your belly, which can ultimately make your stomach stop bloating. It also helps improve digestion and cures constipation. While this is great for your insides, it will show on your face too. You will have a reduction of acne and blemishes on your face.
Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
This pose is all about standing and finding your balance. While it may seem easy, you have to concentrate and work on deep breathing. This helps to bring oxygen into the body, which in turn gives you healthy skin.
Whether you’re doing breath of fire, alternate nostril breathing, or deep belly breathing, they all help keep you maintain beauty. You bring a lot of oxygen into your body which relaxes you deeply. Working on the lungs in this way allows for a greater amount of oxygen to circulate through the body al the time. You can cure depression and get rid of anxiety which can be reasons your hair loses its luster and why you may even lose experience more hair loss.
Even just lying down in Corpse pose will help reduce stress. It can reduce whatever lines or dark circles under your eyes. A headstand isn’t easy but it is deeply healing for the internal body which translates to a more radiant you. Blood flows to the head and the scalp which can promote hair growth. It allows the blood to flow in the opposite direction of what it’s used to so it’s a great way to detox.
Obviously, if there are toxins in the body, this shows up on our skin and can have a negative impact on your hair health. Getting rid of those toxins through yogic movement, especially inversions, helps to get rid of the things that might be making you look older than you are. Yoga really helps maintain the mind, body, and soul connection. When you smile, you are so much more beautiful and your radiance within shines through.