With the festive season here and the wedding season that follows, it’s normal for people to want to do their best. In yoga, pranayama and some asanas can give you the benefit of youthful and glowing skin. Asanas like Halasana, Karnapidasana, Sarvangasana, and Shirshasana, along with other inverted poses, can make your skin glow, says Grand Master Akshar, philanthropist, spiritual master, lifestyle coach, yoga preneur, and author.
In his opinion, if you want to have beautiful skin, in addition to yoga, you should also eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables. Avoid unhealthy foods that are greasy, processed, or oily.
Here are some asanas you can try:
* Lie on your back with your palms on the floor next to you.
* Use your abs to raise your legs 90 degrees.
* Press your palms firmly into the ground and drop your legs behind your head.
* Support your lower back with your palms as needed.
* Hold the asana for a while.
Word of caution: People with lumbago, neck pain, spondylitis, and high blood pressure should not practice this posture.
* Lie on your back and put your arms next to you.
* Gently lift your legs off the floor and position them perpendicular to the floor with your feet pointing toward the sky.
* Slowly lift your pelvis and off the floor again.
* Place your palms on your back for support.
* Try to align your shoulders, torso, pelvis, legs, and feet.
* Direct your gaze to your feet.
Word of caution:
– Practitioners with wrist, neck or shoulder problems should not do this asana.
– Women are not allowed to do this asana during menstruation or pregnancy.
– Practitioners who suffer from enlarged thyroid, liver or spleen, cervical spondylitis, herniated disc and high blood pressure or other heart diseases must avoid it.
* Start in Vajrasana.
* Put your elbows on the floor and cross your palms.
* Your palms and elbows must form a triangle on the floor.
* Rest your head on the floor in front of your palms.
* Let your palms support the back of your head.
* Bring your toes towards your head until your back straightens.
* Raise any leg first and then slowly raise the second leg.
* Join your legs and point your toes down.
* Remain in this position for as long as you are comfortable.
Word of caution: Please do not practice with lumbago, neck pain, spondylitis and high blood pressure.
* Start in samasthi.
* As you exhale, fold your upper body forward.
* Drop your head and keep your shoulders and neck relaxed.
* Bend your knees slightly if you are a beginner.
* Place your palms next to your feet.
* Hold this asana for a while
Kakasana (crow pose)
* Lean in and place your palms flat in front of your feet.
* Bend your elbows slightly and put your knees outward.
* Keep your back parallel to the floor.
* Look up and forward.
* Lean forward so your body weight is shifted to your arms.
* Balance and slowly lift both feet off the floor.
Word of caution: Avoid if you have wrist, neck or shoulder problems.
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