Yoga And Its Correlation With Beauty
“Yoga increases the circulation to the face that brings with it, the much needed nutrients and oxygen to rejuvenate and remove toxins”
Yoga has the potential to reduce facial wrinkles and produce a natural facelift. And this can be attributed to the inverted postures in yoga. Practicing these postures for a few minutes each day has the potential to reverse the effect of gravity and use it to our advantage.
How Yoga Helps
Yoga increases the circulation to the face that brings with it the much needed nutrients and oxygen to rejuvenate and remove toxins. Mentally, a person becomes calmer and the body does not experience stress-like effects that causes one to frown or screw up the face.
Also, sleep will come a lot more easily and this always helps in looking fresh. The result is firmer facial muscles which cause a reduction in wrinkles and a natural facelift. The inverted yoga postures also often delay the onset of gray hair or hair fall. This is due to an increase in blood supply to the hair follicles in the scalp.
Increased flexibility of the neck as a result of the asanas, also helps by removing the pressure on the blood vessels and nerves in the neck, thus giving the head an even greater blood supply. The nerves in the neck supply the scalp muscles and releasing the pressure on the nerves in the neck help the scalp muscles to relax, resulting in better hair growth as a result of the hair follicles being better nourished.
Some Recommended Postures
Adho Mukho Svanasana
The downward facing dog pose strengthens the arms and shoulders, increases circulation to the head and face, tones the muscles, stimulates the nerves of the scalp and rejuvenates the body.
This is a simple pose that is great to relax the mind and improve digestion. It is believed that a good digestive system is the key to a healthy body. Therefore, this asana is ideal to improve hair growth. Vajrasana also massages the kanda spot about 12 inches above the anus that is the point of convergence of over 72,000 nerves.
This is a forward bending pose that stretches the hamstrings and the muscles of the abdomen. It also makes the blood rush to your head, helping your body switch from the sympathetic to the parasympathetic nervous system, helping you relax.
This asana helps relieve any gas built up in the stomach and abdomen and assists in better digestion thereby, purifying the blood and improving the growth of hair by stimulating hair follicles. Apanasana is also a great pose for relaxing the back and the tense muscles of the neck and thighs.
This pose is essentially known for its ability to regulate the working of the thyroid glands and helps the head to get ample supply of blood, helping in hair growth. Since the thyroid glands are responsible for the proper functioning of the entire body including the digestive, nervous and reproductive systems. regulating metabolism and the working of the respiratory system and mitigating hair fall, this pose is a boon for those suffering from conditions like male patterns baldness, female pattern baldness, and hair fall due to hormonal imbalance. Apart from this, it nourishes the spine with a good supply of blood and oxygen, helping one to beat nervous system disorders and improving all round health.
Tip To Remember
Do not do Sarvangasana pose if you suffer from any neck or spinal injuries. If you suffer from high blood pressure, perform this exercise only under supervision.