By A Correspondent
Yoga for beauty can help you to look young and beautiful well into old age. Face is the index of mind, good texture of skin and health of your hairs are an indication of your physical and mental health.
Many people have a glow on their face with years of regular yoga practice. But this is not possible in a few days by doing some selective asanas. You need to be disciplined in your diet, regular yoga practice, follow yama and niyama yoga ethics and keep balance between your outward personality and your true self. You have to avoid excesses of all kinds. A person with disciplined life and regular yoga practice will look beautiful form outside as well outside and treats you with a refreshing smile always.
Beauty Fitness. How Yoga Helps?
Yoga helps you to attain your ideal body weight and gives you a proportionate body by removing excess weight from all body organs. It helps to improve flexibility and maintain correct posture for young looks. Detoxifying your body is most essential for beauty. Yoga improves blood circulation and helps to remove toxins from the body. Detoxification of alimentary canal through yogic kriyas helps optimum absorption of nutrients in your food. Yoga practice helps to provide nutrition at the cellular level. All the internal organs and particularly the endocrine glands get activated and their functioning is optimized.
Yoga practice helps to reduce the stress levels considerably and provides complete relaxation. Yoga asanas and pranayama makes you free from disease by strengthening the immune system. Healthy body means healthy skin.
Yoga practice can specially benefit women to retain their natural beauty while coping up with menstrual problems, child birth, work and home stress etc. Most of the film personalities around the world practice yoga for years to retain their beauty and youthfulness. Yoga helps women to stay slim and active. So, ideally start your day with yoga practice.
What are the main
obstacles in the path of beautiful skin?
¬ Insufficient nutrition due to unhealthy eating habits.
¬ Eating foods which are poor in nutrition like white flour, sugar, tea, coffee and soft drinks.
¬ Sedentary lifestyle which leads to proper blood circulation and accumulation of toxins in our blood.
¬ Proper blood circulation which is most essential for healthy skin.
¬ As a result of improper cleansing, dirt and dust particles get accumulated in our skin and clog sweat glands.
¬ Poor digestion or frequent constipation.
¬ Over-exposure to sun.
Yoga for beauty
Yoga asanas, pranayama and kriyas help to improve blood circulation, detoxify your body and restore proper functioning of your body as well as endocrine glands.
Asanas (yoga postures) help stimulate blood circulation through the entire body, some of them are specially designed to reduce tension and prevent you from stress.
Pranayam practice provides us oxygen which is transported to our cells across the body through our blood. Practice pranayama at least for 30 minutes early in the morning in an open area or a green lawn.
Rhythmic deep breathing
Stress reduction for
Deep breathing in shavasana after the yoga practice provides complete relaxation. Try yoga nidra after your yoga practice or before sleeping.
Practice meditation for 5 to 10 minutes and gradually increase the time. If you know no other meditation, practice OM recitation by closing your eyes and concentrating on area between your eyebrows. Meditation will cool your nerves, improve your concentration and confidence.
Yoga for beauty
Eat a healthy and nutritious diet. Eat sattvik food as per yoga diet philosophy. Include plenty of fresh dark green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, milk, sprouts, nuts, whole grain cereals etc., to your food. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables in raw form or enjoy fresh vegetable/fruit juices. Vegetable juices are a low calorie storehouse of nutrients. Eat a balanced diet and include handful of nuts. Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol and aerated drinks. Try to eat freshly cooked food as far as possible. Stop intake of processed and junk food. Here are some more tips on diet for beauty.
Yogic tips for glowing skin
¬ Make water as your favorite drink. Drink plenty of water as it hydrates the skin and helps to remove toxins. It also helps to promote smooth bowel movements.
¬ Be cheerful at all times. There is nothing better than laughter yoga in this regard.
¬ Practice detachment and avoid excesses of food, drinks or emotions. Eat for nutrition and not for taste buds.
¬ Follow an active and healthy lifestyle.
¬ Clean and exfoliate your skin regularly. Use an effective moisturizer.
¬ Get your body massaged periodically. Oil massage improves blood circulation and improves the health of the skin.
¬ Avoid over exposure to sun. Do remember to apply your sun screen lotion.
¬ An eight-hours sound sleep will help your body to replenish, regenerate and rejuvenate itself. Take rest at the end of the day. Do not skip sound sleep, as a restless mind often affects the overall health.
Can Yoga make you beautiful?
Effectiveness of yoga for beauty also depends on frequent and regular practice. Devoting about half an hour daily to yoga, can help you improve your natural beauty.
Learning all the yoga asanas or poses from a qualified teacher will be safe and beneficial.
Poor girls in Indian villages are also too beautiful. They do not have access to good nutrition, any gym or a yoga class. They are happy people who earn and work and with loving families and use mustard oil or coconut oil from cooking to massage and as a hair oil. Beauty is gift of god. However, you can try yoga for beauty to improve or preserve what God has given you.