From helping us stay fit and healthy to calming our chaotic minds, a few minutes of yoga every day can be super beneficial. There are yoga asanas for basically every trouble out there. For instance, some yoga asanas can help improve your skin’s health and help combat skin woes like acne breakouts and wrinkles. Cool, no?
Read on for five yoga asanas that can tighten the skin around your eyes and reduce wrinkles.
The Halasana, aka plough pose, helps eliminate toxins from your body, making your skin healthy, glowing and firm. For this asana, you need to lie down on your back, with your palms facing the ground on your sides. Then, with the help of your abdominal muscles, you need to bring your legs behind your head, with toes touching the ground while your body remains bent around the waist.
Yoga is all about controlling your breath, and this is what helps Uttanasana, or standing forward bend pose, tighten your skin and reduce wrinkles. As you increase your oxygen levels by controlling your breath during this asana, you let go of harmful toxins from your skin. This helps improve blood circulation, aids with lymphatic drainage, reduce puffiness around your eyes, and makes your skin glowy. Stand in a mountain pose and exhale as you bend your upper body forward from your waist. Make sure your nose touches your knees, and your hands connect with your knees.
3. Bal Bakasana
The Bal Bakasana, or the baby crow pose, helps prevent water retention in our bodies. While it may look intimidating initially, regular practice can make it a child’s play for you. Start by positioning your body in the cat pose and place your elbows flat on the ground, with your fingers spread apart. Now, lean forward and shift your weight on your triceps and slowly lift your feet from the ground while maintaining your balance.
4. Adho Mukha Svanasana
We all know that the Adho Mukha Svanasana downward, aka dog pose, helps tone your body, but did you know that this asana can also help improve blood circulation in your body and brighten and tighten your skin? Well, now you know. So, make this asana a part of your daily yoga routine, and you’ll notice your skin becoming healthy and firm. Position your palms under your shoulders and knees below your hips. Then, lift and position your body to make an inverted V-shape with your body, and that’s it. Just remember to put pressure on your palms and push your feet to the floor while you’re in this pose.
5. Ardha Pincha Mayurasana
Also known as the dolphin pose, the Ardha Pincha Mayurasana is an extension of Adho Mukha Svanasana. So, it too helps make your skin radiant, healthy and firm. For this asana, position your body in the similar fashion as you do for a downward dog pose, but instead of putting all your weight on your palms, place it on your elbows that’s on the ground.