Relax your mind, body and get glowing skin with these Yoga poses!
Anyone can practice yoga and it is never too late or too early in life to pick it up. With the emergence of technology, one can learn yoga with the most minimal set up.
The word ‘Yoga’ is from the Sanskrit word Yuj, which means to bind and is often interpreted as “union” or a method of discipline.
Yoga brings many benefits to your body, including improving the health of your skin. You enhance the blood circulation in your body and in turn, there is more oxygen and lesser free radicals each time you practice it. The fresh blood gives your cheeks that healthy, warm glow. Additionally, toxins are flushed out as each flow stimulates our lymphatic system and can help with digestion – another culprit for bad skin, therefore lessening breakouts and excess oil that clogs pores. It also reduces stress when combined with breathing exercises (pranayama), which aids in improving skin complexion.
Malaysia’s popular Instagrammers are also yoga practitioners, such as Sandra Woo, Nor Soraya, Risma Robin and Angeline Ong Lim In swear that their beautiful glowing skin is the result of a disciplined yoga routine. If you have spent an arm and a leg on miracle creams, essences, snail secretions and what-have-you-not on fixing your lifeless, spotty skin, why not give these beginner poses a shot and give your wallet a well-deserved rest.
Forward Fold for glowy cheeks
This pose is great not only for your glowy cheeks but also for your posture. This position helps brings the blood to the face, increases nutrient and oxygen delivery and assists in removal of toxins.
Downward Dog to detox and get rid of acne
Adho Mukha Svanasana is one of the more popular yoga poses as it has numerous benefits.It gives your cheeks that glow as when the hips are lifted, the head is dropped below the heart – thus improving blood circulation. It also strengthens your abdominal muscles, it improves digestion, therefore toxins are removed and skin conditions such as acne can be controlled. In the long run, your skin will look brighter and healthier.
Reduce breakouts with the Camel Pose
Ustrana is an intermediate level pose as it involves an intense back bend.It also balances the hormones in the body that are responsible for acne and pimple breakouts. It is a good pose to practice as it opens up the rib cage to increase lung capacity for inhaling more oxygen. Life-Saving Tip: This pose also aids in reducing menstrual cramps.
Clear dark spots with the Fish Pose
The Matsyasana pose promotes healthy, spotless skin by improving the functions of the thyroid, pineal, and pituitary glands and normalises the hormones. It is also a great way to get rid of a double chin as it gives a good stretch to the muscles of the face and throat.
Look youthful with Pavanamuktasana
This pose is also known as the wind-relieving pose. The compression effect created by the pose helps to cure constipation, which in turn cures acne and pimples to give you clearer and youthful skin. It aids in improving digestion and relieving bloated abs.
So what are you waiting for? Block 30 minutes of your time for a start to explore yoga and it might just be the change that your skin needs! If you want to extend your relaxation session, you can always up your game with some DIY masks right after your yoga session!