Best Yoga Poses or Asanas for Naturally Glowing Skin – Tips

Yoga is the age old secret to a healthy mind and a healthy body. No cream, beauty tonics, face packs, or any product could do the magic that yoga does. The following exercises will help you relieve all the stress and get a glowing skin:

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Breathing exercise

This exercise involves controlling your breath through counts to rejuvenate your mind.

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  • Sit cross-legged on the floor.
  • Close your eyes and relax. Breathe normally.
  • Now take a deep breath in through both nostrils while counting up to 10.
  • Now, hold your breath for the count of 10.
  • Next, release your breath by counting 10.
  • Repeat this exercise for around 5 to 10 minutes.

Shirshasana (Headstand)

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  • Place a mat on the floor. You could use something soft to support well.
  • Kneel down on the floor. Your spine should be straight, and hands on your knees. Breathe normally and relax.
  • Bring your hands in front of you on the mat, elbows on the floor, and lock your palms.
  • Put your head between the palms. Relax and breathe well.
  • Lift up your body to a mountain position. First your knees, then lift your hips, and support yourself with forearm, head and toes. You need a lot of stamina to balance. When you are totally comfortable, proceed.
  • Lift one leg off the floor slowly.
  • Next, lift the other leg too. Your arms and head need a lot of strength to do this.
  • Bend your knees and curl, or bring one leg first and the other next.
  • Relax with deep relaxing breaths in a kneel down position.

Halasana (Plough pose)

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  • Relax and lie down straight on your mat. Make sure your arms are by your side, with the palms facing down.
  • Slowly lift your legs up to form a right angle between your upper and lower body. To make it easier to lift up your legs, push the floor with your hands. Relax and breathe normally.
  • Bring your legs toward your upper body and lift your hips above the floor. Support yourself by balancing with your hands.
  • Keep lifting your legs and take it beyond your head and with your toes, touch the floor beyond your head.
  • Lift your back even more till only your shoulders and your head are resting on the floor.
  • Your back will have formed an arch. Straighten your spine, while supporting your waist with your hands. Your elbows should be on the ground. Breathe as normal.
  • Stay in this pose for 15 to 30 seconds and then return back to normal position.

Dhanurasana (Bow pose)

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  • Lie flat on your stomach, your hands on your sides and palms facing up.
  • Bend your knees and bring your heels towards your buttocks.
  • Grasp your ankles with your hands, and rest your bosy weight totally on your abdomen.
  • Pull your ankles; your upper torso automatically rises to form a bow shape.
  • Breathe as normal.

Bharadvajasana (Twisted seated pose)

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  • Sit cross legged on your mat, your hands extended on the mat on your sides.
  • Take a deep breath and strengthen your spine.
  • Place your left hand on your right thigh and twist your torso to the right. Exhale while doing this.
  • Stay in this position for 30 seconds.
  • Now, do the same towards your left side.

Sharvangasana (Shoulder stand)

6. Sharvangasana (Shoulder stand) exercise in YogaImage by © Wavebreak Media Ltd./Corbis

This asana involves lifting your whole body and resting on your shoulders.

Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation)

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This is called the mother of all yoga asanas. There are 12 postures in this one asana. It de-stresses your mind, removes all toxins, and helps in relaxing. If you practice regularly, your skin is sure to get a glow.

Shavasana (Corpse pose)

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  • Lie down on the floor, straight, with your eyes closed.
  • Relax and forget all tension and negative thoughts. Think positive and stay calm.
  • Stand up firmly, with your legs apart and cover your face. Take 10 quick breaths.
  • Rub the skin above your eyes, forehead and your face. Take another 10 quick breaths. Rub your whole face with your fingers and breathe properly while counting up to 10.

After all these asanas, you will feel relaxed and calm. Shavasana is the concluding asana and your body will get a complete rejuvenation after it.

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