Yogic Radiance: Unveiling the Path to a Glowing Face through Yoga

what should we consider as a healthy skin?

Glowing skin is characterized by a healthy, radiant, and luminous appearance. Here are some signs that indicate you have glowing skin:

  1. Even Skin Tone: Glowing skin often has an even complexion without noticeable patches of redness, dark spots, or discolouration.
  2. Smooth Texture: The skin appears smooth and soft to the touch, with minimized pores and a refined textur.
  3. Radiant Complexion: Glowing skin has a natural radiance that makes it look vibrant and alive.
  4. Hydration: Well-hydrated skin reflects light better, giving it a radiant glow. It doesn’t appear dry or flaky.
  5. No Visible Blemishes: Glowing skin is generally free from acne, pimples, or other visible blemishes.
  6. Youthful Appearance: Healthy, glowing skin tends to look more youthful and plump, with fewer signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
  7. Natural Luminosity: Glowing skin has a natural sheen to it, which is different from an oily or greasy appearance.
  8. No Under-Eye Dark Circles: Lack of dark circles under the eyes can be a sign of well-rested and healthy skin.
  9. Healthy Glow Throughout the Day: The glow of healthy skin remains consistent throughout the day, even without makeup.
  10. Absence of Dullness: Glowing skin lacks a dull or lackluster appearance. It looks lively and energized.
  11. Absence of Inflammation: Glowing skin is not inflamed or irritated. It appears calm and balanced.

Remember that glowing skin can vary from person to person and may be influenced by factors like genetics, lifestyle, and skincare habits. While some people naturally have glowing skin, others may need to work on achieving it through a proper skincare routine, healthy diet, and lifestyle choices

how to Achieve this?

The Sanskrit word “Bhastrika” means “bellows” mostly used by blacksmiths to melt metal. Like the bellows fan the fire similarly Bhastrika Pranayama surges the flow of air into the body to produce heat in mind and body. This pranayama when done regularly removes blockages from the nose and chest. It is suitable for asthmatic patients and removes inflammation of the throat. Pranayama improves appetite and digestion capacity.

procedure

  • Sit in Vajrasana or Sukhasana (cross-legged position). 
  • Pranayama can be more effective in vajrasana as your spine is erect and the diaphragmatic movement is better.
  • Makes a fist and fold your arms, placing them near your shoulders. 
  • Inhale deeply, raise your hands straight up and open your fists. 
  • Exhale slightly forcefully, bring your arms down next to your shoulders and close your fists.
  • Continue for 20 breaths.
  • Relax with palms on your thighs. 
  • Take a few normal breaths.
  • Continue for two more rounds.

Benefits

  • Great for energizing the body and mind.
  • Since we maximize our lung capacity while doing it, the pranayama helps remove toxins and impurities.
  • It helps in the sinus, bronchitis, and other respiratory problems.
  • Improved awareness, perceptive power of senses.
  • Improves skin and  digestive system.
  • Strengthens and tones the abdominal region.

Contradictions

  • Make sure you practice it on an empty stomach.
  •  Pregnant women should avoid it..
  •  Do it at your own pace. If you feel dizzy, increase the duration of the breaks.

‘Anu’ means ‘with ‘and ‘Loma’ means nostril hairs. ‘Vi’ means opposite (Viruddha). Hence, Anulom Vilom is also called as ‘inhalation and exhalation in opposite directions’. 

procedure

  1. Sit in any meditative posture either Sukhasana or Padmasana.
  2. Using the right thumb block the right nostril. Inhale through the left nostril for 2 seconds. Now block both nostrils and hold the breath for 4 seconds. 
  3. Keep the left nostril blocked and release the right nostril. Exhale through the right nostril. Now inhale through the right nostril. Block both the nostrils and hold the breath for 4 seconds. Keep the right nostril blocked and release the left nostril. Exhale for 2 seconds from the left nostril. Block both the nostrils. Hold the breath in suspension for 2 seconds. This completes one single round.
  4. Start the cycle again this time inhaling from the right nostril. Repeat for a maximum of 10 rounds. Try to increase the counts of inhalation and exhalation with regular practice. Try to maintain the ratio of equal counts for inhalation, exhalation, and suspension of the breath while holding the breath for double the duration.

Benefits

  • It helps to relieve depression, stress, and anxiety.
  • Various researches done indicated that by doing this alternate breathing exercise serious health disorders, such as heart problems, severe depression, high blood pressure, arthritis, migraine pain have been allayed.
  • Thinking becomes positive and you can overcome negative emotions such as anger, forgetfulness, uneasiness, and frustrations.
  • Concentration, patience, focus, decision-making ability and inventiveness also increase as advantages of this pranayama.
  • Improves lung capacity and oxygenation throughout the body.
  • Anulom vilom may help to reduce the blood pressure significantly in people who have high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart troubles caused by narrowing of the arteries.
  • Good for glowing skin.
  • Helps to keep diabetes under control.

Contradictions

Don’t hold your breath for too long.

‘Kapal’ means ‘forehead’ or ‘skull’, while ‘bhati’ means shining. Kapalbhati, a fast-paced breathing exercise uses the abdominal muscles for active, fast and forceful exhalations while the inhalations are passive.

procedure

  • Sit in a comfortable position like Vajrasana or Sukhasana.
  • Close your eyes and let your body relax completely. 
  • Keeping the eyes closed, breathe deeply through both the nostrils while expanding the chest. 
  • Now breathe out forcefully by contracting the abdominal and pelvic muscles.
  • When you exhale forcefully avoid unnecessary movements of the chest and shoulder. 
  • Do not focus on inhalation as it will be a passive and automatic process in this pranayama.
  • Complete 30 short breaths this way, then take a deep inhalation followed by a slow exhalation and relax completely. 
  • This constitutes one round of Kapalbhati. In this way perform two more rounds of Kapalbhati. In between each round, relax and remain still for some time.

Benefits

  • It helps to reduce blood pressure.
  • It may increase the circulation of blood.
  • It may be helpful for people combating sleep issues.
  • It keeps the face lively and glowing.
  • It may help in toning up the digestive organs.
  • It haves an energising effect on the body, helping get rid of lethargy.

Contradictions

  • People who have high blood pressure and feel dizzy must avoid this.
  • Patients suffering from stomach ulcers or hernia should not practice this asana.  
  • Those suffering from heart ailments should not do this breathing exercise. 
  • People with severe spine-related back problems should avoid this asana.  
  • Those who suffer from chronic bleeding through the nose must avoid doing this. 
  • Since Kapalbhati involves forceful contractions of the abdomen, it should not be practised by women who are pregnant or are menstruating.

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