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The Secret Of Glowing Skin :Here Are 5 Yoga Asanas To Help You Achieve Your Dream Skin

The Secret Of Glowing Skin :Here Are 5 Yoga Asanas To Help You Achieve Your Dream Skin

Yoga asanas actually help a person in many different. It helps to cleanse, stimulate, aid, and encourage healthy skin. From helping to stay fit to calming our chaotic mind yoga asanas are solution to all our problem. Some yoga asanas can help improve your skin’s health and help combat skin woes like acne breakouts and wrinkles.

According to Grand Master Akshar, a philanthropist, spiritual master, lifestyle coach, yoga-preneur and author, when we make self-care secondary, our health suffers greatly, causing the skin to break out into acne, (premature) wrinkles, etc.

“It is, therefore, important to pay attention to our diet by avoiding fatty, oily and processed food. We can increase our water intake to hydrate our skin and use a good quality sunscreen if there is going to be exposure to sun,” he says, adding that factors like stress and anxiety also come into play.

Here are 5 easy yoga asanas that can really help you get your desired skin.

1 Bal – Bakasana :

It is an arm balance asana that can actually help you reach your desired skin goals. The practitioner can begin either in crow pose or, for a more advanced transition, in a head stand. It is also know as crane pose.

How to do it

  •  Begin in Marjariasana
  • Place your elbows down flat
  • Your fingers should point forward and they should be spread apart
  •  Lean forward in such a way that all your body weight shifts onto your triceps
  • Find your balance and slowly lift both your feet off the ground. Bring your feet together

2 Adho mukha Svanasana

This asana is one of the most loved yoga poses. It helps not only skin but also overall health and strength. Adho mukha Svanasana requires flexibility and upper body strength. The body forms an inverted “V” with the feet and hands. Pressing into the ground and the hips pushing to the sky.

How to do it

  • The first step is to focus that palms are under the knees and shoulder below hips.
  • You have to lift your hips , strengthen the knees and elbows and form an inverted V shape.
  •  Now keep the hands shoulders width apart, fingers pointed ahead
  • Put pressure on your palms and open your shoulder blades
  • Try to push your heels to the floor
  • Keep your eye focused on your big toes.

3 Halasana

Halasana or Plough pose. It is an inverted asana in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise. Its variations include Karnapidasana with the knees by the ears, and Supta Konasana with the feet wide apart.

How to do it

  • Lie down on your back
  • Place your palms on the floor beside your body
  • Using your abdominal muscles, lift your legs up 90 degrees
  • Press your palms firmly on the floor and allow your legs to fall back behind your head
  • Allow your middle and lower back to lift off the floor to enable your toes to touch the  floor behind
  • Try to bring your chest as close to your chin as possible
  • The palms can be used to support the back

 4 Padahastasana

It is also known as Hand to Foot Pose. It is practiced during the Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation. Padahastasana massages and tones the digestive organs while increasing flexibility in your calves and hamstrings. It can also release excess Vata (air) from your abdomen and improve blood circulation.

How to do it

  • The first step is to stand straight and than slowly start bending over.
  • While bending over exhale and start gently at your own pace for moving your body.
  • Than place both your palms on either side of the feet.

5 Ardha Pincha Mayurasana

It is a semi-inversion that brings more blood flow into the head, strengthens the upper body, and prepares the yogi for arm balances and inversions.

How to do it

  • Begin by placing your elbows and palm on the ground me
  • Spread them shoulder apart point your fingers forward
  • Walk your toes towards your elbows while keeping your legs straight
  • Point your pelvis up
  • Use your core, shoulder and arm muscle strength to maintain the posture for at least 30 seconds

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