To celebrate the occasion of International Yoga Day, pull-out your yoga mat and get stretching and bending.
The skin being the largest organ in our body, it is one of the first things we notice in a person. So it is natural for us to want beautiful, healthy and glowing skin. Most often we spend a fortune on luxury creams and products that promise beautiful skin. What if we told you that to get beautiful and naturally glowing skin, all you needed was a yoga mat? Yes, yoga along with calming music and nature can do wonders not only for skin but your overall body health.
5 health and beauty benefits of this ancient practice
Improves blood circulation: Poor blood circulation can give rise to a number of health problems. The best to improve blood circulation in your body is by exercising. The various bend-and-stretch and tug-and-pull yoga postures get your heart pumping and blood circulating. Postures like the Virabhadrasana or the warrior pose are known to improve blood circulation.
Naturally glowing skin: One factor that contributes to our overall confidence is beautiful skin. When your blood starts flowing efficiently, your skin is supplied with the needed nutrients, thus giving it a natural glow. The Sarvangasana also known as the shoulder stand posture is one of the most practised ones as it is extremely effective in achieving youthful, glowing and healthy skin.
Reduces inflammation: Yoga is great to kick inflammation. Postures like the Balsana or the child’s pose prove effective in reducing inflammation. It is a mild and easy posture in comparison to other stressful twisted ones. It is known to naturally reduce inflammation and it can done by beginners too. Practising it often will protect you from chronic inflammation.
Improves digestive system: Well, yoga also helps aid your unique and complex digestive system issues. The Ardha Matsyendrasana or the half spinal twist yoga posture is extremely helpful in cleaning and improving your digestive system. When you twist, you reduce the flow of blood to the organs, but as you release you let in new blood to flow to your organs.
Reduces stress: We often wake up stressed in the morning. We are rarely calm and focussed on what’s currently happening. But you can benefit from yogic postures like the Garudasana or eagle pose. To perform this, your mind needs to focus and concentrate on one single point, thereby eliminating all other thoughts. Try this posture if you are one of those people who can’t seem to de-stress.
***Always consult an expert or a doctor before you begin any exercise regime.