Yoga Asanas That Fight Ageing Process

Yoga Asanas That Fight Ageing Process
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Aging slowly takes more than merely shovelling a pint of assorted creams on your face and all over your body. Exercise is a must to get your skin naturally glowing, and ensuring* that blood and oxygen circulation are functioning optimally.

The Truth About Yoga for Anti-Aging

Yoga, as an exercise, has rapidly gained popularity as an effective anti-aging form of physical activity. More than simply a form of exercise that helps you keep pounds off and your skin unwrinkled, however, yoga is also a great way to meditate and relieve your body of stress.

Yoga improves* a person’s flexibility, strength, and posture. Yoga practitioners benefit from the added advantage yoga brings in keeping skin and muscles tight and firm, relieving joint and back pains, and managing stress better* and having a more positive attitude as a result of yoga’s meditational benefits.

Yoga Poses to make You Feel Young

Below are two yoga routines that can help your mind and body release stress, keep skin tightened, and firm up your muscles.

Moving Meditation

  • Stand, feet slightly apart, knees slightly bent, eyes closed. Stay in this position for about 30 seconds.
  • Keeping elbows at waist length, bring both arms to slowly draw inward circular motions. Inhale as arms move upward the imaginary circle and exhale as your arms move downward the circle. Repeat for about eight times.
  • Bring both palms together across your chest in a prayer position. Inhale as you bring both arms upwards, stretching as far high up as you can while keeping both feet flat on the floor. Bring fully stretched arms to your sides. Exhale as you bring your arms down to rest on your sides and back to prayer position. Repeat for about eight times.
  • Repeat the routine starting with position (1).

Warrior II and Side Angle Pose

  • From a standing up position, pull legs to either side so that they are slightly apart. Bend hips forward, with arms stretch forward, touch the floor, arms slightly apart, keeping your nape aligned with your spine. Hold this position for about 15 seconds.
  • While in position (1), pull up your right leg so that your right toe points to the ceiling and your right leg forms a straight line with your upper body which continues to rest on the floor.
  • Slowly bring down your right leg so that your knees are brushing with your right elbows. Do this while gradually bringing up your body, keeping both palms touching the floor.
  • Keep your right leg at right angle with your body. Stretch out your left leg to as fart out to your left as you can. Bring both arms up to either side so they form a straight line with your shoulders.
  • Bend your upper body to your left, right arm fully stretched upwards and bent to your left; resting your left arm across your back and bringing left palms to rest on your right thigh.
  • Repeat from (1).

Yoga Asanas to Prevent Aging

Even from a sitting position, you can practice yoga. Unlike the yoga routines above, these yoga moves involve poses that require you to stretch your limbs so that you can benefit from the anti-aging goodness they bring to your improved* blood and oxygen circulation.

Sitting Forward Bend

  • Sit on the mat with both legs stretched out in front of you.
  • Keeping your back and hips straight, reach forward to as far as you can, reaching beyond your toes whenever possible.
  • Hold the position for about 30 seconds, making sure to keep your nape aligned with your spine.
  • Slowly bring your head and your arms up to position (1).

Seated Wide Angle Forward Bend

  • Sit on the mat with both legs stretched out in front of you.
  • Bring your legs on your opposite sides as far apart as you can.
  • Bring your body down on the floor in front of you while bringing both arms to touch either side of your legs.
  • Hold the position for about 30 seconds.
  • Slowly bring your head, arms, and legs back to position (1).

Sitting Forward and Side Bend with Half-Angle

  • Sit on the mat with both legs stretched out in front of you.
  • Bring your left leg to rest on the left side of your body, fully stretched at a 90-degree angle
  • Cross your right leg so that your toes rest on the upper thigh of your left leg.
  • Stretching both arms and bending your body sideways to your left, reach slowly for the big toe on your left foot. Keep your face facing forward, not toward your left leg.
  • After holding the pose for 30 seconds, bring your body back up.
  • Repeat the pose on the opposite side.

Yoga – The Ultimate Anti-Aging Solution

More than just the anti-aging benefits your skin can derive from regularly practicing yoga, yoga has plenty of health and well-being benefits associated with it, among which are alleviating back and joint pains, asthma, arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, and weight issues.

Final Word

Truly, yoga can keep you young inside and out.

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Expert Author : Margaux Diaz (Consumer Health Digest)

Margaux Diaz is an inspirational writer who strongly believes in the power of self-motivation. She believes that every woman and man, no matter what age or race, can be confident but that confidence must be shaped inside and out. Margaux has over a decade of experience researching and writing as a passion. She is a social development worker who spends her free time pondering and writing about life, love, health, relationships, human rights, human potential, the inherent goodness of men and women, and everything else that should matter.