Here are 7 yoga postures to stimulate blood circulation, which is essential for healthy looking skin.
COBRA POSE - Bhujangasana
The quickest and most effective way to rejuvenate your skin is to purify the blood stream by taking in extra supplies of oxygen from the air you breathe.
As you breath in cobra pose, you rid the body of toxins and revitalize and rejuvenate your skin, keeping it looking healthy and vibrant.
Cobra Pose opens up your chest and reduces tension and fatigue within the body.
CAMEL POSE - Ustrasana
Camel pose is an intense back bend.
When opening up the chest, you expand the rib cage. This increases the lung capacity, allowing you to inhale more oxygen into the body.
With the gravity pull, there is an increase of blood circulation in the head.
This means that the sensory organs are stimulated and activated, which helps with hair loss.
With this increase of blood supply to the brain, you are improving hormonal function, disturbed sleep, stress and anxiety.
Although this pose may not be easy for everyone there will be a rush of endorphins and a flush of emotions after, which makes camel pose worth it.
FISH POSE - Matsyasana
Fish Pose tones the muscles in your face and throat, thereby giving your face and throat a great stretch. This does wonders to firm and smooth your skin.
It normalizes the function of the thyroid, pituitary, pineal, and adrenal glands. This helps control the hormone function in your body; therefore leading to improved skin conditions.
It also provides extra oxygen into your lungs, which is great for people with asthma.
PLOW POSE - Halasana
Plow Pose increases blood circulation throughout your body, and provides vital nourishment to all your organs.
If you're having sleeping problems, then plow pose is the natural cure. It will help with insomnia and restless sleep.
We all know that sleeping is the cheapest way to regain your beauty.
SHOULDER STAND – Salamba Sarvangasana
Being upside down in Shoulder stand reverses the effects of gravity.
Inversions are the best way to enhance facial radiance and plump the skin and fill in sags and bags.
This pose helps increase circulation, as it sends all your blood to your brain, which brings nourishment at the deepest levels.
Therefore making you look younger.
TRIANGLE POSE - Trikonasana
Triangle Pose provides conscious equilibrium of the mind and body, while reassuring steadiness in your limbs.
It opens up your chest, lungs and heart, providing you with more oxygen, which is a wonderful way to feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
Triangle Pose increases blood flow to the head area, which helps to nourish your face, and give you a radiant glow.
Be sure to repeat this pose on both sides.
WIND RELIEVING POSE – Pavanmuktasana (Hugging each knee to chest)
Wind Relieving Pose improves digestion and elimination, as well as stretching and healing your lower back and spine.
This pose massages your abdominal organs, releasing tension in the belly area and low back.
In addition, the compression created by hugging the knees into the body has a naturally down regulating effect on the nervous system.
This is a very relaxing pose, and helps to prevent constipation, which will benefit you by increasing your energy, vitality, and give you clearer, more youthful skin.
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