In addition to giving you a fit body and a happy mind, yoga can be very beneficial for your hair and skin as well. With regular practice of even beginner-level yoga, you’ll notice its positive effects on your skin in no time. Just a 10-minute stretching technique can make your skin feel flushed and fresh. Having said that, we want you to turn things up a notch and introduce power yoga into your routine, which is proven to be especially good for your skin.
Power yoga focuses on using your body weight to build strength and when practised regularly, increases your heart rate. It is this intensity that is credited with benefiting your skin from within and these are some of the poses to help you get started…
- 01. Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)
- 02. Paripurna Navasana (Boat Pose)
- 03. Chaturanga Dandasana (Plank pose)
- 04. Utkatasana (Chair Pose)
- 05. Salabhasana (Locust Pose)
01. Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)
A powerful standing pose, the Ardha Chandrasana has shown multiple benefits in relieving stress and indigestion. The side bend also improves your sense of balance and coordination. This, in turn, helps calm an overactive mind and keeps the gut healthy for the overall health of the skin. Regular practice can also improve the
02. Paripurna Navasana (Boat Pose)
An asana that you practice on your back, Paripurna Navasana is an invigorating pose that works out the abdomen area deeply. The pose stimulates your kidneys, thyroid glands and intestines, bringing fresh blood to these organs. Psst… this pose also happens to be an excellent core workout, flattening your tummy while beautifying you from the inside out.
03. Chaturanga Dandasana (Plank pose)
While it might look easy, plank poses (whether you are doing it as part of a yoga or simple mat routines at home) are extremely beneficial for your body. The asana takes planking further and challenges your body to hold the posture, strengthening your core and increasing your metabolism rate. A good metabolism rate is crucial to maintain skin health; it makes sure all those midnight snacks aren’t getting to your skin, and much more!
04. Utkatasana (Chair Pose)
As mentioned earlier, power yoga forces your body to push itself and bring cardio-like benefits to your system. The Utkatasana is extremely beneficial for your heart, boosting a fresh blood delivery throughout your body. If you want your skin to look healthy and plump, practice this pose regularly!
05. Salabhasana (Locust Pose)
All asanas performed on your stomach affect the skin in some form. Your abdominal organs are massaged while doing them and a happy gut is a key to healthy skin! The pose focuses on balancing your entire body weight on your abdomen, improving digestion and relieving constipation simultaneously. The internal detox process boosts skin glow from within and keeps it healthy!