For happier skin, meditate and do moves, mudras, and meditation.
You can boost your skin’s health by strengthening your muscles and activating your internal organs. The cleansing twists, similar to wringing your clothes by hand, are crucial for removing toxins.
Yoga is believed to increase blood flow and purify the blood. Have you ever wondered what rosy cheeks are made of? These brightening cheeks are due to a high blood supply to the face. That’s right! You can find your glow with inversions or certain pranayama techniques.
This sequence includes mudras. These symbolic gestures align your energies to help your internal organs and skin. We will also explore pranayama and conclude with a few minutes of meditation. Yoga can be good for your mind, body, and skin. This is where you will find the magic elixir.
Yoga Mudrasana (Yogic Seal)
Sukhasana (Easy Pose) or Padmasana (Lotus Pose) are the best positions. Hold your left wrist in front of your head and place your right hand on your left. Place your forehead on a prop or the ground and gently release your torso. Relax and breathe normally. For a few seconds, hold your breath. Slowly, sit straight.
The benefits to your skin: This reintegrating asana may make your face look pristine and lightened.
Vajrayana, Half-Seated Spinal Twist
Stretch your legs forward from seated. Place your right foot near your left knee and bend your right leg. Your right hand should be behind your waist. Place your right hand on the ground or a prop such as a yoga mat. Your left hand should be held close to your right knee. If you cannot do this, raise your left arm and press it against your right knee. Now, turn your head and face the right side. Look over your right shoulder. Ten minutes. Releasing the pose, returning to the centre, and then repeating the process on the opposite side.
Skin benefits: Stress can cause skin discolouration and increase hormone levels. This asana can be said to help your skin even out by regulating stress levels and restoring adrenal gland function.
Matsyasana (Fish Pose)Your legs should be straight in front of you. As you lean backwards, press your forearms against the mat while resting your crown on the floor or a prop. Place your hands on your thighs or the floor with your palms. Your chest should be extended toward the ceiling. Certain for 10 seconds.
The benefits to your skin: This pose is believed to stimulate the thyroid gland and optimize its function. Unbalanced hormones can lead to acne. The thyroid gland regulates hormones. Deep breathing is encouraged by this asana, which increases oxygen levels in the body. Higher oxygen levels can reduce stress, increase metabolism and the immune system, and bring out the brightness and plumpness of your face. Healthy thyroids will promote wound healing, which helps clear up acne scars and pimple scars.
Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
Standing straight up, extend your legs outward. Spread your arms out in front of you and lift your torso. Keep your knees straight. To hold onto a strap, wrap your feet around your feet. If you are able, hold your feet’ big toes, or the soles, as you extend your torso towards your toes. For 20 seconds, hold the position. Take a deep breath and release. Continue the pose.
This pose has many benefits for your skin. It increases oxygen-rich blood circulation, which can aid in flushing out fatigue and weariness and clearing the skin. Kundalini Energy moves from your base to the top, brightening your skin.
Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulderstand).
You can also use props to make this pose more accessible, or you can skip it and do Viparita Karani (shown above). Place your hands on the floor and lie down with your legs together. Bend your knees and extend your legs. Now, press your palms against the floor by pressing your fingers onto the mat. Now, lift your hips. Now, position your hands so you can hold your side hips. You can bend your knees or extend your legs to reach the ceiling if you have bent knees. Your legs should be straight up to the ground. Your elbows and upper arms should be anchored to the floor. Keep your waist in line with your palms. Your legs should be at a 90-degree angle. Your shoulders should support your body weight. You can hold for as long or as little time as you like. Slowly lower your legs, bend your knees if necessary, and then release your back.
Skin benefits: This asana purifies the blood and increases blood flow to the face. It is believed to slow down the ageing process and bring about youthfulness. Your skin will look more youthful if you practice it regularly. The asana also stimulates the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland can produce excessive amounts of hormones, which can cause a feeling of lethargicness and dullness in the skin.
Halasana (Plow Pose).
Standing in a Shoulderstand, raise your waist and legs and bend your knees toward the top of the head. Curve your back, and place your big toes on yoga props behind your head or flat surfaces. Keep your knees straight. For more experienced practitioners, you might raise your hands above your head to grab your big toes. For 10-15 seconds, hold the position. Slowly let go of your big feet and raise your legs to a 90-degree angle. As you rest, your knees can be bent or your legs extended.
This pose has many benefits for your skin. It can increase the blood supply to the face, making it blossom.
Viparita Karani (Legs up-the-Wall Pose).
This inversion is a great alternative to the poses of Sirsasana and Sarvangasana. Your right hip should touch the wall. Reach your legs towards the wall by moving onto your back. Adjust your hips to ensure your low back is supported. Your entire back will be anchored into the floor. This can make the posture more comfortable for your pelvis, hamstrings, and back. Relax in this vital position for five to ten minutes or more.
This asana has many of the same benefits that Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulderstand). This pose is believed to improve blood flow and purify the blood. This pose is believed to reduce aging and bring about youthful skin. Your skin will look more youthful if you practice it regularly. The asana also stimulates the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland can produce excessive amounts of hormones, which can cause a feeling of lethargicness and dullness in the skin.
Kapalabhati Pranayama (Skull Shining Breath)
Begin by sitting comfortably with your spine straightened and your hands on your knees in anan Mudra or Chin Mudra (shown). Inhale slowly from your abdomen. You can now exhale continuously by compressing your stomach and pushing your breath out through the nose. You will inhale automatically, so focus on your exhale. Inhale deeply and take ten quick breaths. This is one round. This should be repeated for at least 3-5 rounds. Don’t strain. Once the rounds are completed, pay attention to your face. You can add additional cycles for more experienced Kapalabhati practitioners.
Skin benefits: This practice will increase blood supply and eliminate impurities through forceful exhalation.
Anulom Viloma Pranayama (Interval Breath)
Relax in a comfortable meditation position with your head slightly raised and your spine straight. Relax your body into a state that is comfortable and peaceful. Nasagra Mudra (pictured): tuck in your index, middle finger, and thumb and let your pinky, ring finger, and thumb stick out. Place your right hand on your left knee and do the same with your left hand. Use your right thumb to close your right nostril and exhale from the left nostril. Deeply breathe without strain. Use your ring finger to close your left nostril. Then, move your thumb away from the right nostril. Inhale. Next, exhale through the right nostril. Then inhale through the left nostril. Finally, exhale through the left nostril. Cover your right nostril with your thumb by covering it with your thumb. This is a one-round exercise. You can do 5-10 rounds. Keep the exhales and inhales equal, slow and comfortable. As you progress in your practice, increase the number of counts. If you feel uncomfortable, reduce or stop practising.
This practice has many benefits for your skin. Establishing a calm state in your brain and heart is ideal. Your skin is the first sign of stress. To achieve mind and body harmony, it is better to address the root cause.
Meditation on the Sofa with Prithvi Mudra
This mudra will support you as you meditate for 10 minutes every day. Join the tips of the ring fingers with the tips of the thumb. Keep the index, middle, and pinky fingers straight. Practice for 10 minutes daily.
This mudra is a beauty aid. Prithvi is the earth element. It is an important component of bodily tissues such as bones, skin, hair and nails. Prithvi helps us overcome inflammation by reducing the body’s fire. It is believed to reduce skin discoloration, skin allergies, scarring, and other skin problems.