5 Yoga Poses to Clear Up Acne Prone Skin

These 5 yoga poses will help to clear up any acne or blemish prone skin issues.

As we all know yoga is great for so many things. It helps you to de-stress, tone the body, strengthen core and muscle defects. Now it has been practically proven that yoga help to combat a wide range of mental health concerns such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, and anxiety.

So, apart from cooking your dinner and washing your clothes, yoga should be everyone’s go-to form of exercise to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

Well, yoga may even help you to clear up acne and blemish prone skin.

Although at this time there is no science to back the claim, yoga has proven itself again and again as a way of helping most people’s health and their body on a range of issues. Why not add skin issues to that list.

Yoga Positions for Acne Prone Skin

Here are top 5 yoga positions which promise you to help clear up any skin problem and conditions such as acne, blemishes etc…

Pranayama Yoga

Pranayama is the practice of breathing meditation. By relaxing the body through deep breathing, your body naturally de-stresses and relaxes which contribute to the cause of acne and blemishes.

Stress for a long time, has been declared by many skin specialists as the main cause of acne for many people. So practicing pranayama yoga to release the nervous system from any tension is the best way to let the stress go. So your body will start healing any kind of skin and other problems.

Lotus Pose or Padmasana

The Lotus Pose (Padmasana) is perfect for eliminating toxins from the body and aiding in digestion. Which are both major causes of acne and blemishes to the skin. Many nutritionists, dieticians and naturopaths will tell you that a high carb, high sugar, low vitamin and mineral diet ultimately lead to having overall bad health, which reflects in the skin, nails and hair. By sitting in Lotus Pose and practicing Pranayama you can reduce stress and release toxins at the same time and allows the digestion system to work properly.

Wheel Pose or Chakrasana

Constipation and other bowl issues, such as excess gas and bloating can all contribute to the bad energy flow of the body. Wheel Pose is great wind relieving pose, which also works to deal with any constipation issues. By practicing this pose, the toxins will release from the body and allow proper blood and oxygen circulation throughout the body, which results in clear and glowing skin.

Cobra Pose or Bhujangasana

When there is bad blood and oxygen flow in the body, the skin is the first part of the body that feel the effects, as it is the biggest organ in the body. This results in many skin issues, as there is low blood or oxygen flowing through the skin cells.

Of course, a healthy diet and skincare routine is also recommended for getting clear skin, assisting skin health with the right type of exercise for a deeper cleanse. The Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) is perfect for promoting good blood and oxygen flow throughout the body.

Boat Pose or Navasana

Navasana or Boat pose is a great pose for stimulating blood and oxygen through the body. A block in the glands is often related to a hormone imbalance. When there is a hormone imbalance the result is often a lack of energy and feeling tired. Boat Pose (Navasana) works to stretch out and detox the glands of the body, by opening up the gland and release toxins to allow blood and oxygen to flow through, resulting in faster healing for those nasty blemishes.

Rebecca Wilkinson

Rebecca Wilkinson is a budding writer who spends most of her spare time doing yoga, sipping coffee and imagining a world of peace through meditation. Travel is her game and if she could live out of a suitcase and travel everyday; whilst blogging her adventure stories with the world, she would. When she isn’t blogging, she is often found sitting in a quiet corner working on her fiction novel; which she hopes to finish – one day.

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