Yogic Herald Jan/Feb 2019 - Page 40

HEALTH Yoga Helps to Enhance Beauty I have always said that good health and beauty are two sides of the same coin. Unless you are healthy from the inside, you cannot reflect true beauty. In this respect, yoga is very relevant to our modern lifestyle, in terms of both health and beauty. I ndeed, yoga has been very much a part of my life and career, because Ayurveda and Yoga are so closely connected. I have found Yoga to be an excellent way of relieving stress. The best thing about Yoga is that it does not need any equipment and can be done anywhere. I have been practicing Yoga for a long time and continue with it even when I am travelling abroad. I have found it to be ideal for relieving fatigue, calming the mind and bringing about total relaxation. In fact, yoga has beauty benefits too! 38 www.yogicherald.com Jan./Feb. 2019 One of the asanas that is necessary for beautiful skin and hair is Pranayam, as it helps to increase oxygenation and improve blood circulation. Pranayama is one of the best exercises of correct breathing. Devoting a few minutes to it everyday allows us to cleanse our system naturally. It not only purifies the blood stream, but cleanses the entire filtering system. Yoga improves blood circulation too, including the circulation of blood to the skin surface and the scalp. This is so important for the good health of the skin, as it helps to supply essential nutrients to the skin. It also promotes the removal of toxins. It tones the skin, imparts a beautiful glow and keeps the skin free from problems. The same goes for the hair. Yoga helps to promote blood circulation and oxygenation to the scalp and hair follicles. This helps to supply nutrients in the blood stream to the hair follicles. It promotes hair growth and keeps the scalp healthy. Beauty also includes a body that has suppleness, good posture and grace. A slim figure can take years off and make