Advice From A Yogi: 4 Poses For Radiant Skin

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These four simple poses from Bondi yogi Kirsten Scott (@kirstenscotthealth) are easy to do at home and are as effective as your skincare routine for radiant skin.

Daily yoga practice can dramatically rejuvenate your skin.

The physical, mental and emotional balance that yoga requires, works similarly to your regular skincare routine with the added benefits of reduced stress, stronger muscles and a relaxed mind.

Through practicing yoga poses and breath work, you flush out and eliminate toxins from the body, regulate the digestive system, tone skin and increase blood circulation.

Many yoga postures rejuvenate and revitalise the body which in turn firm and tighten the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines giving your face a radiant glow.

Mindful movements and meditation also help to relax the body and reduce stress.

Not surprisingly, stress is a huge contributing factor in our skin’s tired and dull aesthetic.

Include these 4 yoga poses to your daily beauty routine to transform your skin, detoxify, increase circulation and reduce stress. 

Forward Fold – Uttanasana

Forward Fold Yoga Pose
Kirsten Scott performing the Forward Fold yoga pose.

Forward folds increase oxygen and blood flow to the face. This encourages skin cell renewal and fights free radicals.

Stand in mountain pose with both feet planted firmly on the ground, hands on your hips.

Exhale and slowly fold forward from your hip joints, lengthening the front of your torso.

Bend your elbows and hold onto each elbow with opposite hand.

Feel free to lightly sway from side-to-side.

Hold for 1 minute.

Camel Pose – Ustrasana

Camel Yoga Pose
Kirsten Scott performing the Camel yoga pose.

This pose is a strong back bend that opens the rib cage to increase oxygen flow to the body.

It is a key pose for reducing stress and balancing out hormones naturally which in return reduce acne and blemish outbreaks.

Begin with your knees on the ground, shoulder-width apart.

Tuck your toes under and align your hips over your knees.

Rest your hands on the back of your pelvis with your fingers facing down, lengthening the tailbone.

Lean and reach back holding onto each heel.

Lift through the pelvis, keeping your spine long and turn your arms outwards.

Keep your head neutral so you don’t strain your neck.

Hold for 30 seconds.

Bridge Pose

Bridge yoga pose
Kirsten Scott performing the Bridge yoga pose.

This pose works seamlessly towards the end of your routine.

It focuses on calming the brain, nerves, and heart while pressurizing the abdomen to relieve digestive organs.

It results in maximised beauty rest, improved detoxification, and glowing skin.

Lay down flat on the ground with arms extended parallel to your sides.

Keep palms pressed against ground.

Then slowly lift your legs and torso upwards using the support of your shoulders, back, and arms.

Corpse Pose – Savasana

Corpse yoga pose
The Corpse Pose

This pose will give your skin nothing but life.

This pose challenges the mind to enter a state of complete relaxation while your skin reaps the benefits.

It’s a huge stress reducer and a great method of meditation. 

Lie down flat on your back with your feet spread.

Place your arms by your side, palms facing upwards.

Relax your shoulders away from your ears, creating space for your neck. 

By incorporating these 4 yoga poses into your daily self-care, you’ll not only improve the look of your skin, you’ll also strengthen muscles and relax the mind.

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