7 Yoga Asanas To Try If You Want Glowing Skin Without Highlighter
The wedding season is officially upon us and I for one, love big, fat Indian weddings. Dressing up, the functions, the music, the food- weddings are so much fun. The only bad thing about Indian weddings is that the preparation is a lot of work, even if it isn’t your own wedding. I mean you’ll agree when I say, the shopping alone can kill you, right? And if it is your own wedding, then halfway in, you are already huffing and puffing. Now amongst all this chaos, where do you find the time to take care of yourself?
To ensure your face is naturally glowing so you don’t have to drench it in make up on the day of the wedding, requires plenty of prepping that you might think you simply don’t have time for. But you do. The simplest way of taking care of your skin in chaotic times like these is yoga! It is natural, effective and has your skin glowing in a matter of days. I have rounded up a few asanas you can do, that will make your skin look healthier and more radiant!
Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)
The easiest asana you can practice to get clear and radiant skin. You are probably wondering how a simple forward bend can help you better your skin right? Let me tell you all the benefits this pose can have. When you bend forward, the circulation of blood in your face and neck increases. It also helps in relaxing the facial muscles and flushes out toxins. Try it out now!
2.Bhujangasana (The Cobra Pose)
The Cobra Pose helps you to regulate your breathing by opening up your heart and lungs. This helps in improving your circulation and delivery of oxygen that removes all the toxins from your body, leaving you with fresher and better-looking skin. Along with your breathing, this asana also helps in regulating your hormones. So, if you practice the Cobra Pose every day it will help in fighting acne and premature ageing. I can see that these reasons were convincing enough.
3. Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-knee Pose)
Along with tightening your core muscles, this asana also works on improving your digestive system. It also increases blood and oxygen flow to your facial muscles. Which in turn flushes out all the toxins from your body and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and glowy.
4. Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
The fish pose is a great asana to do if you want to get rid of your double-chin. It tightens your jaw and neck muscles. This asana also works on improving the functions of your thyroid and pituitary gland. Hence regulating your hormones, leading to fewer acne and pimples. It opens up your lungs as well, giving your body an uninterrupted airflow. This pose also relieves stress in your neck and shoulders. Basically, this is all around a good idea.
5. Trikonasana (The Triangle Pose)
The triangular pose is something we have all done in school, but who knew it had such amazing benefits. It not only helps by opening up your hips, core, and heart but also removes toxins and increases oxygen delivery to the face. It relaxes the facial muscles, making your skin look healthy and refreshed.
6. Shishuasana (The Child Pose)
This asana gets its name from the fact that the pose looks like a sleeping baby. Due to the full forward bend, the blood is forced to rush towards the head and face. Practicing this pose every day will greatly improve your skin giving it a subtle sheen. It also works on the nervous system of your body, which deeply relaxes your skin and face muscles. Which means you can ditch the highlighter!
7. Halasana (The Plow Pose)
This pose resembles a plow that is used in farming and hence is called the plow pose. Don’t worry, it isn’t as difficult as it looks. This asana is a great way to end your daily routine since it focuses on calming the nerves, brain and heart down. Practicing this every day gives you detoxified and healthier skin.