If you want glowing skin you probably think you need to hit the beauty aisle in the drug store or book an appointment at a med spa. While you could choose to check out various products, you could opt for doing yoga poses instead.
Yoga is not only FREE, but it helps to get your body rid of toxins which can give you that glowing skin you’ve always wanted, plus the benefits of better digestion and restoring your body.
When you flow through yoga poses, your blood circulates better which can lead to a smoother complexion.
Check out these poses for more radiant skin!
1. Sarvangasana or Shoulder Stand
If you want the most effective yoga pose for glowing skin, look no further. Shoulder stand helps to get the blood flowing towards your face, improving the skin’s texture and getting rid of acne and dullness.
Lie on your back and reach your feet toward the ceiling. Press your arms into the ground. Let your legs fall behind you without putting too much pressure on your neck. Reach your feet to the ground. Clasp your hands together and press them into the ground. Place hands on your lower back for support and bring your knees to rest on your forehead.
Reach your feet toward the ceiling, one at a time. Take a least three deep breaths. Slowly soften your knees toward your forehead and lower your back to the mat one vertebra at a time.
2. Uttanasana or Forward Bending Pose
Forward bending pose also gets the blood flowing and gives your body helpful nutrients that fight the damage free radicals cause.
Start with your hands on your hips. Exhale as you bend forward. Bend your elbows and hold on to each one with the opposite hand. Let the crown of your hang down.Press your heels into the floor. Place your palms or fingertips on the floor next to your feet, pressing into the mat. Inhale. Slightly lift and lengthen your torso. Hold for up to one minute. Repeat 5-10 times.
3. Twisted Seated Pose or Ardha Matsyendrasana
By twisting in this pose you are removing toxins from your body which will help give you glowing skin.
Sit with your legs extended and your spine long. Keep your torso tucked and your shoulder blades drawn towards one another. Lift and bend your right leg over the left. Your right foot should be flat next to your left thigh. Turn your torso to the right keeping the left arm pressed down firmly behind you.
Take a couple of breaths before releasing and repeating on the other side.
In Cobra, your organs get the oxygen they need while you get rid of toxins so your skin can rejuvenate.
Lie on your stomach with your toes flat against the floor. With your hands next to your ribs, exhale and gently push up just enough that your torso and stomach are lifted off the floor. Hold for one minute, breathing deeply. Release and repeat.
5. Camel Pose
Camel Pose is good for your skin because it balances the hormones that are responsible for acne breakouts.
Kneel down with your hands on your heels. Back backwards as far as you can. Let your head gently hang back. Hold for one minute before releasing.
As you move through these poses, focus on your breath and the idea of releasing toxins to get the most out of your practice and make sure your skin reaps all the benefits.