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Yoga Helps To Preserve Skin, Body

Yoga improves blood circulation, including the circulation of blood to the skin surface. This is important for the good health of the skin, as it helps to supply essential nutrients to the skin

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You do not have to be born beautiful. You can acquire it. Unless you are healthy from the inside, you cannot reflect true beauty. I believe that yoga is very relevant to our modern lifestyle, in terms of both health and beauty. The regular practice of yoga helps to preserve the youthful properties of the skin and body.

Basic Asanas for Health and beauty:

Pranayam 
One of the Yogic "asanas" that is necessary for beautiful skin and hair is Pranayam, as it helps to reduce stress, increase oxygenation and improve blood circulation. Pranayama is one of the best exercises of correct breathing. Devoting a few minutes every day allows us the means of the natural cleansing of the system. These exercises are now being followed worldwide. Close one nostril with the fingers. Then breathe in through the other nostril. The air should be inhaled in short sniffs. Then close the second nostril and breathe out. Breathe in again through the other nostril and breathe out the same way. Alternate it up to ten times. This not only purifies the blood stream but cleanses the entire filtering system.

Surya Namaskar 
The 12 poses of Surya Namaskar help to control excessive sweating. Surya Namaskar induces relaxation and reduces anxiety, which is sometimes associated with excessive sweating. Calming both body and mind also help the problem.  It helps the organ systems to stay healthy, apart from keeping the body youthful and the mind calm. It is ideal for delaying the visible signs of ageing on both body and face.

Yoga for a healthy and glowing skin 
Yoga improves blood circulation, including the circulation of blood to the skin surface. This is important for the good health of the skin, as it helps to supply essential nutrients to the skin. It also promotes the removal of toxins through the skin. It tones the skin, improves oxygenation to the skin, imparts a beautiful glow and keeps the skin youthful and free from problems. The same goes for the hair. Yoga helps to promote blood circulation and oxygenation to the scalp and hair follicles. This helps to supply nutrients in the blood stream to the hair follicles. It promotes hair growth and keeps the scalp healthy.  

Yoga and the positive change in personality 
When we talk of beauty, we do not talk only about the beauty of the face. It also includes the figure - with suppleness, good posture and grace. A slim figure can take years off and make you look well groomed. Many beauty problems are triggered off by stress. Since yoga helps to induce relaxation and reduce stress, it helps in dealing with stress-related conditions like acne, hair loss, dandruff, etc. Studies conducted on those who practice yoga have shown that positive changes also occur in the personality, in attitudes, emotional stability and self-confidence. It has a direct effect on the mind, emotions and mood.

Other Benefits 

It keeps the spine and joints flexible and this goes a long way in keeping the body supple and youthful. There are numerous other benefits. The posture improves and so does grace of movement. It also helps to reduce weight. Muscles are toned and blood circulation improves. Yoga also helps to relieve fatigue and allow recuperation of energy. It has powerful rejuvenating and revitalising benefits.

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Shahnaz Husain

The author is chief executive officer of Shahnaz Herbals

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