Moisturizers, night creams, face packs, peel off masks, toners, massage creams, scrubbers and gels; everything is stacked up on your dressing table. Have I left out something ladies? These are all, right? We use these beauty products to get that wonderful glow. But needless to say, nothing has worked out yet. We keep wondering how on earth these Celebrities manage to keep the glow of their skin on for years. Magic or expensive cosmetics? No, the name of the magic is yoga. Yoga is the answer to all physical, mental and spiritual development.

WATCH – Yoga Exercise for Glowing Skin

Ashtanga Yoga : Face Yoga Exercises For Glowing Skin

Dull and loathsome skin besides being the result of external sources like unhealthy lifestyle also happens due to mental conditions like stress and unhappiness. It is easy for people when they say to throw away all stress but we alone know how difficult that is. Yoga helps out effectively when it comes to reducing stress and worries.

Read: Top Remedies For Clear And Spotless Skin ]

First we’ll give you some yoga exercise that will help you to calm your mind drop down all stress.

Yoga For Glowing Skin

1. Breathing exercise:

Breathing exercise for health

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Control your breathing through counts that will rejuvenate your mind and that is what makes this pose of yoga for beautiful skin so popular.

[ Read: Easy Remedies Healthy Skin ]

  • Sit on the floor with legs crossed.
  • Close your eyes, relax and breathe normally.
  • Now breathe in deeply through both nostrils with the count of 10.
  • Hold your breath, again by counting 10.
  • Count another 10 to release the breath.
  • Practice this breathing technique for 5-10 minutes.

This breathing exercise will help you control your mind and you won’t get stressed out easily.

2. Shirshasana (Headstand):

Shirshasana for yoga

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Shirshasana is a bit difficult pose but is great if you want to maintain a long-lasting glow and healthy look in your face. Since you are standing on your head, blood starts flowing downwards, thereby improving  blood circulation in your face. By reversing the flow of gravity, a headstand simulates a “face lift” by letting your skin hang in the opposite direction, which means getting rid of wrinkles. The inverted position of a headstand also flushes fresh nutrients and oxygen to the face, creating a glowing effect on the skin.

[ Read: Yoga Benefits ]

  • Place a yoga mat on the floor. Beginners may use a few stacks of blanket or anything that is a bit soft and will give proper support to your head.
  • Sit on the floor in kneel-down position. Remember your teachers punishing you asking you to kneel down. Keep your spine straight and keep your hands on your knees. Take a few normal breaths and relax.

yoga exercises

  • Next bring your hands in front of you on the mat or blankets (whichever you may be using), elbows on the floor and interlock your palms. See above picture.

yoga exercises

  • Next position your head in between your interlocked palms. Refer to the above picture. Be careful not to hurt yourself. Take a few relaxing breaths before we move on to the next step.

yoga exercises

  • Next try lifting up your body in a mountain position. Start with your knees, lift your hips and now you are supporting this position with your forearms, head and your toes. This is like a downward dog pose. See picture above. Balancing up till this position does take a lot of stamina, but with practice you will be able to do this. Balance yourself till this step and proceed again when you are totally comfortable with this pose.
  • This step requires a bit more test of your balance. Now that you have partially balanced on your head, lifted up your hips and standing on your toes, try lifting up one leg off the floor slowly and steadily. To make it easier, walk your feet towards your head, unless your feet would naturally want to lift off.

yoga exercise

  • Now that you have lifted one leg, try lifting the other leg too. This will require a lot of strength on your arms and hand. But with practice, you’ll be able to master it. Beginners can ask friends to help them in balancing or you may also take support of the wall.
  • To come down, bend your knees and curl down or bring down one leg and then the other as you had gone up.
  • Relax in a kneel-down posture with some deep relaxing breaths.

[ Read: Yoga asanas ]

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  • Bansari

    Wow, will definitely try these:)

  • Dream

    these are really helpfull.. i will definitely try these all…thanks!!

  • Bhuvani

    its really helpful…….

  • Jothi Joe

    its really helpful

  • Nick Angel

    I have been doing these exercises and postures since my teen years and though
    not in a devout way, I benefited in not a small way.

  • Aarchi

    Wow, all these yoga poses are really working.I have actually tried doing yoga since few months now and i have tried the yoga poses which i shared above and yes i could feel the difference in my life now. Thank you so much for this helpful article. :)

  • Gowtham

    Shavasana is my favorite. I practice it everyday for like 12 to 15 hours. Just love it. hehe

  • swati jain

    wow…thank you so much for sharing..But I find bow pose and headstand pretty difficult..might take me some time to develop the required flexibility.

    • Girish Kumar

      it not difficult your will power should be strong only start slowely slowly, you will get only 15 days only.

  • parth arora

    really i’ll ovio try this

  • Neeraj Singh

    yoga is really good for health but it’s take lot of time to give result so that’s why i am using eye rid serum which is make me glowing and fair and healthy skin.

  • Riya Halder

    I’m a brain hemorrhage patient,can I do all this?

  • Songs PK

    Thanks Mounika!! Great article for yoga poses to get glowing skin.

  • http://Yahoo bushra

    I have to start yoga for anti-aging. Im 34. Need help.