The Yoga asanas have been in practice for more than 3000 years by the great saints of India. It helped them to meditate, stay young, and live a long life. It is because Yoga is known to enhance and heal every cell in our body, thus helping them stay young for longer. Our skin cells are sensitive to the pollution & dust, which is why they need extra attention and care. Hereby, Shreevarma brings you the yoga asanas to help you stay young.
Benefits of Simhasana
Reduces tension on the chest and face area.
Enhances the functioning of the thyroid gland.
Stimulates a flat thin muscle in front of your throat (Platysma) and maintains its firmness during the process of aging.
Helps to delay aging and remove wrinkles.
How to practice Simhasana
- Start with making the ‘Vajrasana’ posture.
- Move your knees outwards slowly, as far as you can.
- Ensure that the toe of your left foot is touching the toe of your right foot.
- As you move slightly forward, rest the palms of your hands on to the floor, between your knees.
- Keeping the arms straight, turn your wrist outwards, and point the fingers towards the body.
- Arch your back and slowly shift your body weight on the wrists.
- Comfortably turn your head backwards.
- Close the eyes and relax your body in the same posture for some time to feel comfortable.
- Now, inhaling deeply, open the eyes and focus your gaze on the centre of your eyebrows.
- Take out your tongue and draw it towards the chin, as much as you can.
- Make the sound of ‘ahh’ from your throat, while exhaling from the mouth.
- Now, close your mouth and inhale normally. Relax your body in the final posture.
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Benefits of Adho Mukha Svanasana
- Improves blood circulation in the body.
- Treats indigestion, which is commonly seen in elderly people.
- Tones limbs, which usually get flabby during old age.
- Improves mental health by treating anxiety.
How to practice Adho Mukha Svanasana
- Kneel down to the floor and keep hip-width distance between your legs.
- Put your hands down on the floor under the shoulders by inclining forward.
- Align your shoulders with the wrists and your hands in line with the legs.
- Press your hands into the ground and lift your hips slowly.
- Keep your elbows and knees bent for some time and take 3 deep breaths.
- Look at your navel and feel the intense stretch in your legs’ back muscles.
- Remain in this position till you feel comfortable.
- Repeat this posture three times gradually.
Kapalbhati pranayama (Skull shining breathing technique)
Benefits of Kapalbhati Pranayama
- Brings glowing radiance to the face.
- Improves the flow of vital energy (prana) in the body.
- Enhances memory, which is a common problem in old age.
- Uplifts & calms the mind.
- Energizes the nerves and rejuvenates the brain.
- Eliminates dark circles.
- Removes stress from the eyes.
- Strengthens the lungs by enhancing their capacity.
- Stimulates the abdominal organs.
- Rejuvenates the brain cells while energising the nervous system.
- Improves assimilation of nutrients, digestive tract, and absorption.
How to Practice Kapalbhati Pranayama
- Sits in a comfortable position, keeping your spine erect.
- Keep both hands on your knees and palms open to the sky.
- Take a deep breath.
- Now exhale, while pulling the navel back towards the spine.
- Let the breath flow into your lungs as you relax your abdomen and navel.
- To complete one round, take 20 such breaths.
- After you finish this round, close your eyes, try to relax, and observe the sensations.
- Repeat the activity 2 more times, i.e. 3 rounds in total.
Along with promoting a healthy skin, the aforementioned asanas help us stay healthy as well. The best time to practice these asanas is early in the morning, before sunrise. With a regular practice of 30 minutes a day, we can feel the changes in our skin within a month. The Shreevarma community helps people with a natural way of living by switching to Ayurveda. Through a wide range of Ayurvedic products, Ayurvedic consultation, and naturopathy, Shreevarma heals thousands of people every year from all around the world.