With the demands of today’s fast paced life, it has become increasingly daunting to not only lose weight but to do so in a way that leaves you feeling beautiful from the inside out. Most of us want quick fixes to our weight, and skin related problems but the quicker the fix, the sooner the relapse. The most effective way to achieve an elegant body, immaculate skin and overall beauty and fitness is through yoga. A regimented, regular practice of yoga for about half an hour everyday along with a controlled diet is imperative to balance the body and mind and to gain a transcendental glow.

The main culprits of an unhealthy body which manifest as unhealthy and dull skin are:

  • Non-nutritious diet including refined flour, white sugar, tea, coffee, and soft drinks.
  • Sedentary lifestyle which leads to poor blood circulation.
  • Buildup of toxins due to irregular eating habits and indigestion.
  • Inadequate amount of sleep.

There are many yogic asanas that if practiced regularly can give you a desirable healthy glow. Asanas improve blood circulation by massaging the internal organs of the body and by stimulating the endocrine glands, which in turn leads to a balancing of the hormones. This allows an improved circulation of oxygen rich blood to the whole body including our parched skin. Listed here are some asanas which will aid in making the skin supple, soft and wrinkle free.

  • Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
  • Ustrasana (Camel Pose
  • Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
  • Halasana (Plough Pose)
  • Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
  • Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
  • Pawanmuktasana (Wind removing Pose)

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Practicing these asanas habitually is a good place to start to cleanse and detoxify the body from the inside out. Detoxification is of prime importance to achieve a yogic radiance. Our body has three ways of eliminating waste – circulatory system which delivers oxygen and removes carbon dioxide, the digestive system which absorbs nutrients and separates waste products and the lymphatic system which drains off any harmful toxins. Practicing yoga is the perfect complement to the body’s natural elimination systems. Performing yogic asanas leads to compression and stretching which in turn ensures that all the waste removal systems of our body functioning efficiently. A regular, disciplined practice of yoga along with a regulated diet not only aids in the optimal functioning of the body’s internal systems, it also helps in generating radiance in the external appearance. The arresting radiance of a yogi emanates not just from their peaceful mind, but is also a reflection of their healthy body.