The holidays are over – are you ready to take the next step?

January 1, 2015

The holidays are over.  You may have made a few New Year’s resolutions, but if you are interested in rejuvenating yourself and taking the next step to a younger and healthier you, you may want to add Yoga as part of your New Years Plan, and here’s why;


Scientists and health professionals are now seeing that yoga not only helps keep you fit but has benefits far beyond what western medical professional expected.  Below are some highlights. If this is something you can see as part of your health regime for 2015, I have pointed out some of the specific poses so you can easily check them online.


Keeps acne at bay              

Acne is caused when the pores get blocked due to excess sebum, dirt and other impurities. In order to keep these at bay, you need proper blood circulation and flush out toxins from your system. This helps in keeping your skin healthy and free from acne. There are several yoga poses which can help you do this. For example, the Bow Pose or Dhanurasana helps release toxins from the body by focusing on deep breathing. 


Gives glowing skin

Creams and make-up can add that touch of glow on your skin in a superficial manner. But with yoga you can get an inner glow naturally. Yoga asanas focus on your breathing and improving the oxygen supply in your body. This helps keep the skin glowing as it is free from impurities. Asanas such as Kapalbhati or the Yogic Facial Massage are extremely beneficial. 


Prevents hair loss

If you’ve started to see more hair strands on your brush than usual, it is time to start practicing yoga. Believe it or not, it helps improve blood circulation to the scalp which in turn stimulates hair follicles resulting in hair growth. Balayam which means exercise for the hair is one of the poses you could try. The best part is, you can do it anywhere. 


Helps get rid of dark circles

Dark circles are a result of several factors including lack of oxygen to the under-eye region. The skin is very delicate in this area and it does not have any oil glands so it is essential to keep it healthy. A simple face yoga exercise called ‘Circle the Eyes’ can help get rid of dark circles by gently stimulating the area with the help of your fingers.


Is an anti-aging remedy

Fine lines, wrinkles are common as we age but if you want to prolong their appearance, yoga can help. Our face has 57 facial muscles which need to be exercised just as we exercise our body. In the process, our skin too get tightened which prevents signs of aging.