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The Best Yoga Asanas For Glowing Skin

Glowing skin without highlighters and bronzers? Try yoga!

Updated: May 6, 2019 4:45 PM IST

By Lifestyle Staff | Edited by Upneet Pansare

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We are not asking you to completely give up your stash of makeup, but the fact is that bad quality makeup and keeping on makeup for too long can play havoc with your skin. It is definitely a good idea to apply organic and all-natural makeup products or use as little makeup as possible to hide “flaws” and enhance certain features. A safe, all-natural cheap and effective way to keep your skin looking healthy and glowing from within is by doing a few yoga asanas. From acne to dull skin and dark circles to blemishes, yoga can help your skin heal and make your face glow from within. Do these regularly, along with a good diet for skin that’s beautiful from within.

Fish pose or matsyasana: Lie down on the floor and place your hands under your hips with your palms facing down. Tilt your head backwards by gradually raising your body, bending your elbows, pushing your upper body off the floor and raising your chest. Hold for about 5 seconds and then come back to the beginning position.

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Pranayam: Ever wondered why your skin looks beautiful refreshed when you are relaxed? Deep breathing ensures good circulation which ensures that the blood is able to reach all the cells in your body including your face effectively. This is doing breathing exercises like pranayam are excellent for your skin. All you need to do is sit cross-legged or in padmasana. Place your palms facing upwards on your knees and breathe in. Hold your breath for five counts. Exhale. Follow this for about 10-15 minutes every day.

Paschimotasana or seated forward bend yoga: All yoga asanas which are forward bending make the blood rush to your face. This naturally makes your skin look pink and leaves it glowing. Sit down on the floor with your legs stretched out. Stretch your body forward and hold the big toe with your fingers. Try to touch your forehead to your knees. Hold this for a few seconds.

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