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Yoga for face

This article is devoted to how to preserve the beauty of the face, prolong the youth of the body and help your skin to remain in such a state as if the concept of age has ceased to exist.

Yoga for the face: asanas

Unlike the widespread opinion that yoga for the face means facebuilding, the author of this article does not share this opinion, because despite the fact that the headlines of YouTube videos are full of similar names, they have little in common with real yoga. However, it can not be denied that some elements, including the well-known facial expression when performing Simhasana (lion Pose), are often used by the creators of various types of gymnastics techniques to improve the oval of the face and skin condition. But this proves once again that the root cause and source of knowledge used in the preparation of new exercises is in yoga. This is similar to the fact that in rhythmic gymnastics and ballet, longitudinal and transverse twine are used, but the presence of such elements does not mean that they were first invented by ballerinas or gymnasts. On the contrary, most of the elements in modern gymnastics and classical ballet are borrowed from yoga practice, for which we are grateful to her.

So, goodbye to the imaginary yoga for the face (as it can mistake to imagine), we'll move on to the real yoga, mainly Hatha yoga, in order to cover the topic of yoga for the face and the use of yoga for the face, facial and neck muscles as well as health in General; it is not a secret that a great complexion and beautiful skin is a reflection of the internal state of the organism, the work of all its bodies.

The condition of your skin depends on the work of the gastrointestinal tract. According to Oriental medicine, on the face there are projection points of certain internal organs. For example, we can cite the following situation: if the skin of your forehead is not quite clean and it regularly shows some rashes, then you should think about whether everything is OK with the large intestine and how regularly it does its job. The area of the cheeks is indicative as a reflection of the work of the lungs. Many people who are concerned about their appearance often ignore the cause and try to get rid of or mask the symptom, i.e. the external manifestation occurring inside. Therefore, if you are not quite satisfied with the condition of the skin of the cheeks, you need to think about how to clean the lungs. It is possible that this is a sign that people often suffer from colds and the state of his breathing apparatus undermined, weakened bronchi.

We can give many more examples related to how the appearance of the skin of the face can signal the state of the body as a whole, but enough of the above to draw conclusions and decide to do yoga in order to restore health, and with it to improve the structure, shape and color of the face.

Yoga for face exercises

When we talk about yoga for the face, we must first remember about the head and neck. There are several classical yogic asanas associated with the head. Shirshasana-headstand, and the so — called" calling card " of yoga-Halasana, Karnapidasana, Sarvangasana, Pincha mayurasana. However, those who have just started their yoga training should not start with these exercises, because they require endurance, strength, sometimes great mobility of the joints — and all this provided that you do not have big problems with the spine, with its cervical Department and lower back.

It is worth noting about the energy aspect of the above inverted asanas. It is in our time yoga in some way has become a set of exercises for endurance, flexibility and strength, originally it was considered solely as a spiritual practice, which is based on the laws of spirit and energy. Those who have been practicing yoga for some time know that concentration on the chakras — the energy centers of the human body — is very important during the asanas. Traditionally, there are 7 chakras going in the direction of the spinal column, where three chakras-Muladhara, Swadhistan and manipura-form a group of three lower chakras, then there is Anahata, or heart chakra, which serves as a bridge between the lower and higher chakras, and then there are three upper chakras — vishudha, ajna — the third eye, and Sahasrara.

Many asanas are based on the following principle: to redirect the movement of energies from the lower centres to the higher, therefore, when performing inverted asanas you are doing so and that block the leakage of energy through the lower centres, especially when running Mule bandhs and instead concentrated it in the area of higher energy centers, helping to reveal myself as a creative, spiritual person and the divine essence.

Thus, if the original purpose of yoga was to strengthen your body physically, then, practicing asanas for years, you will reach a new level and you will come to realize the fact that you are not only a physical body, but you are a Spirit, enclosed in a visually perceived shell. The aim of yoga is to make a person understand (even at the stage of asanas) that there are other aspects of his development and in this case the performance of physical asanas for the head or face lays the Foundation for further self-improvement, which will be continued at the next stages of yoga.

Allocate 8 steps of yoga, hence the name Ashtanga-yoga, i.e. 8-ohase yoga, where the asanas are in the 3rd stage, and then followed by Pranayama — control of breath, Pratyahara — dis-identification with their own feelings and emotions, Dharana — practice of concentration Dhyana — highest meditation, Samadhi — the state of enlightenment, self-realization.

Asanas for beauty face

As already mentioned above, the purity of the skin and a pleasant healthy color depend almost entirely on the good work of the internal organs and digestive organs. Therefore, for those who want to have a clean and beautiful face, we recommend the following asanas:

  • Bandhasana. Massages internal organs, helps to get rid of internal fat deposits;
  • Dhanurasana-balance from lying on your stomach. Strengthens the muscles of the back, stretches the spine. In it, as in the previous asana, there is a massage of the abdomen;
  • Bhujangasana-Cobra Pose. Strengthens the arms, stretches the spine and supports the digestive system;
  • Halasana. Stimulates the thyroid gland and accelerates metabolism, which also contributes to weight loss;
  • Ustrasana. Improves the work of the abdominal organs, helps with heartburn and develops flexibility of the spine;
  • Salabhasana. Shown bloating;
  • Adho Mukha of svanasana — Pose downward-facing dog. Effective for many digestive problems, including stomach pain and colitis.

These are just some of the asanas that you can practice to improve the digestive tract. Provided that their implementation will be daily — and this is how you need to do yoga — you will certainly get rid of many health problems that can not affect the condition of your skin. Also, performing most of the described asanas, you train additionally neck muscles. The oval of the face depends on their condition. Therefore, people who practice yoga for years, usually look younger than their years, and not only because they have a fit and slender figure, but also because the performance of yoga exercises has a positive impact on the state of the face and head as a whole.

Pranayama for face

The next stage of yoga after asanas is pranayama — the art of controlling, controlling and redirecting the breath.

Breathing is involved in all processes of vital activity of the body, and its role is difficult to overestimate. Often people breathe incorrectly, generally very superficially, so the organs do not have enough oxygen. In General, gas exchange is in a limited mode. Ideally, the process of gas exchange between oxygen and carbon dioxide is important. Only when the presence of both gases in the body is balanced, the organs receive enough nutrients, the cells are rejuvenated and the body is freed from stagnation, it starts regeneration processes. Therefore, practicing pranayama, breathing exercises, will bring great benefits for the beauty of the face and make your skin radiant.

Especially beneficial is the use of kumbhaka in pranayama — breath retention. During its execution, the body manages to distribute the resulting oxygen, bring it to all cells; and during a long exit, which usually lasts twice as long as the breath, carbon dioxide is excreted from the body. Breath retention should never be at the limit of what is called, until it stops. You should do exactly kumbhaka, i.e. such breath retention, which is comfortable for you at this stage of practice. Let it be a couple of seconds, but you will not experience discomfort. In the future you will be able to increase the time of kumbhaka, but you have to do it very gradually, without haste, without trying to prove something to yourself or others.

Performing such techniques of pranayama like Samavati-pranayama, or square breathing, Anuloma-viloma pranayama, you will learn how to control your respiratory process, and in doing Kapalabhati or Bhastrika, you fill your body with more oxygen and dissipate light.

These two pranamami not worth much to get involved initially, because of the habit you can feel unusual. However, to enrich the blood with sufficient oxygen, both of these pranayams can be performed after familiarizing yourself with the technique of breathing.

Yoga, diet, daily routine and facial beauty

In the final section, I would like to emphasize the benefits of the complex effect that yoga has on the condition of the skin as a whole and, therefore, helps the face to remain young, and the muscles of the face to always be in good shape. Performing asanas, you maintain the entire body in optimal physical shape. Health improves, which can not but affect the condition of the skin, its structure and Shine of the eyes.

However, it is necessary to take into account the fact that initially serious yoga classes imply a corresponding mood, and some change in lifestyle, primarily due to the mode of the day and nutrition. If you have been doing yoga for a long time, it is possible that you have already revised your diet. If you are just a beginner, you should know that, according to the yogic tradition, meat food belongs to the lower guna, Tamas, so it should be completely excluded from the diet. This means that a true practitioner follows a vegetarian diet.

Many people, switching to vegetarianism or veganism, note the big positive changes associated with the condition of the skin: it becomes softer and softer, and also cleansed noticeably (if you do not abuse other fatty foods and pastries). Eyes will have a natural Shine, become clear and clean. Such a diet will certainly reward her followers with an excellent appearance, slim figure and greater endurance.

As you know, vegetarians are able to tolerate heavy loads. This is an undeniable fact that representatives of other diets can not refute, because a significant amount of statistical data has already been collected that confirm this.

The day mode also plays a big role for the beauty of the face. You yourself have noticed that if you do not sleep, the face seems to lose color. Therefore it is better to try to save time on sleep and go to bed before midnight, and on weekends to lie in bed until noon. We need to find a middle ground and follow it. This, in turn, will free you from the addiction of drinking coffee during the day. It is important to note that in the tradition of yoga exciting substances are also not welcome, because they bring the nervous system out of balance. Everything should be natural, and if the body just needs sleep, you do not need to replace it with caffeine-containing drinks, which are also not the best way to affect the heart and kidneys.

Posted in Yoga basics on Aug 30, 2019