Want healthy, glowing skin? Perform these five Yoga poses
Cliche as it may sound, everyone desires beautiful and healthy skin. But given the high levels of pollution, modern lifestyle and dietary habits, our skin health is bound to take a toll. However, a healthy diet and lifestyle can help. Yoga, for one, is a great way to boost your skin health. Here are five yoga poses to get healthy and glowing skin.
Arch your spine in Ustrasana or Camel pose
To perform this pose, sit on your knees so that your body remains straight, while your knees form a right angle. Bend your spine backward and touch the heels of your feet using your hands. Next, arch your spine backward and touch the heels of your feet with your hands. Hold the position for a few seconds, then slowly return to the initial position.
Sarvangasana or Shoulder Stand Pose enhances blood circulation
This pose can help boost skin health by enhancing blood circulation in the body. To perform it, lie down straight on your back, with your feet clung together. Now, slowly lift your legs upwards to form a 90 degrees angle with your body. You may support your back with your palms, by bending your elbows on the mat. Perform a few repetitions daily.
Matsyasana or Fish pose relieves stress, improves blood flow
Matsyasana or the Fish pose improves blood flow and relieves stress, thus giving you young-looking and glowing skin. How to perform? Start by sitting straight with your legs crossed. Now, holding your toes, lean back, stretching your head and neck. Try to touch the floor/mat with your head. Hold for a couple of seconds, and then return to the initial position.
Stretch your chest muscles in Bhujangasana or Cobra pose
Bhujangasana (cobra pose), by stretching muscles in the chest, abdomen, and shoulders, enhances your blood circulation and promotes healthy skin. To perform, lie down on your stomach, with your hands under your shoulders. Now, press down with your hands, and lift your upper body back, as far as possible. Hold the pose for five breaths. Relax, then repeat. Perform a few repetitions daily.
Shavasana or Corpse pose: Ultimate asana for relaxing mind, body
The Shavasana (corpse pose) is the ultimate Yoga asana for relaxing your mind and body. It aids in body cleansing and healing, thus improving skin health and tone. To perform Shavasana, lay down straight on your back, your arms freely opened on both sides, with palms facing upwards. Maintain the position for a couple of minutes. Perform regularly for great skin health.