Can Yoga give you Healthy Skin?

One of the most desired and sought-after attributes of human life is good health. Everyone wishes to maintain good health, and even though it is not a herculean task, it is easier said than done in contemporary times; with so much pollution, stress, junk food, lack of sleep, and a sedentary life style making us compromise on one of the most important aspects of life. Yoga is an ancient solution to these modern problems. It helps you relax, and keep fit while conveniently fitting in your daily schedule. It is said to have numerous benefits for your body. However, can it also be a solution to skin problems? How can Yoga possibly help the skin; you may ask. Well, Yoga benefits the skin in more ways than one..


Anything that ails your skin, including irritation, inflammation, marks, eruptions, or general discomfort, can be considered a skin problem. Yoga has a great positive impact on the skin, thus mitigating the risk of skin problems. It provides a method for detoxification, reduces cortisol levels, alleviates stress, and improves circulation, helps maintain a balanced hormone levels, and stimulates healthy processes that are required for repair of skin cells. This helps effectively absorb nutrients needed for good skin, prevent pimples and acne, reduces wrinkles, and keeps the skin supple and glowing. The following Yoga poses and sequences are found best for boosting skin health: • Breathing exercises including pranayama, • Pose sequences like the Surya namaskar, • Sarvaangasana, or the shoulder stand pose, • Dhanurasana or the bow pose, • Bhujanagasana, or the cobra pose, • Trikonasana, or the triangle pose, • Shishuasana, or the child pose. Yoga is said to be a preventive measure to all skin problems and diseases, and an effective cure against them as well. It must especially be practiced by those who have had skin problems in the family and are more likely to be vulnerable to them as a result of heredity, and those who frequently travel, thus exposing their skin to the harmful effects of the external environment and stress. Yoga is also a must for those who carry out their daily activities and work at a desk and are often required to remain seated or maintain a single pose for prolonged periods of time. The skin is one of the largest and most important organs of our body. It acts as a perfect barrier, protecting us from all sorts of intrusions and invasions by undesirable and harmful entities and substances. It also plays an important role in upholding our immune system, regulating body temperature, and manufacturing essential chemicals for the body. It is up to us to keep it healthy and happy, and practicing Yoga is a great way to do just that..