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you look well groomed. Many beauty problems are triggered off by stress. Since yoga helps to induce relaxation and reduce stress, it helps in dealing with stress-related conditions like acne, hair loss, dandruff, etc. Studies conducted on those who practice yoga have shown that it has a direct effect on the mind, emotions and mood. In fact, Yoga is a regular stress-buster and puts the glow back on you skin. Feeling good will make you look good too! As we all know, Yoga deals with physical exercises, called “Asanas,” which entails the assuming of well defined poses, with precise results. Yoga helps in dealing with beauty problems that are triggered by stress, like acne. Asanas for acne help to reduce stress and also keep the system flushed, getting rid of toxins and wastes. The asanas that help acne are Uttanasana – This is a standing and forward bending pose, in which the body is fully bent, with hands holding the ankles, and Kapalbhati – a breathing exercise. In this, the exhaling of breath is done with a little force. It is said to help remove carbon dioxide and purify the blood. This also helps to decongest the system. Surya Namaskar is ideal, as it exercises the entire body and has a rejuvenating effect on both body and mind. It is a set of 12 poses or “asanas,” in a particular sequence, accompanied by controlled breathing. It helps the organ systems to stay healthy, apart from keeping the body youthful and the mind calm. It is ideal for delaying the visible signs of ageing on both body and face. According to Yoga, the body is the temple of the soul, because it helps us connect with our inner self. The appeal of Yoga lies in its numerous benefits, as it works on the muscle groups, increases vitality, tones the internal organs, stimulates the nerve centres, relieves stress and clears the mind. Yoga can be included in any exercise programme, but it is best learnt under supervision and guidance. About the author: Shahnaz Husain, pioneer and leader of the herbal beauty care movement, based on Ayurveda, has received unprecedented international acclaim for taking the Indian herbal heritage worldwide with a crusader’s zeal. Today, as CMD of the Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies, she heads the largest organization of its kind in the world with a global network of franchise salons, spas, beauty training academies, retail outlets, as well as 375 formulations for beauty and health care. Shahnaz Husain has marketed India’s 5000 year old ancient civilization in a jar and created an international market for Ayurvedic beauty care. Shahnaz Husain has received several prestigious international awards, including the “Outstanding Ayurvedic Innovation Award” in the British Parliament, and the World’s Greatest Woman Entrepreneur Award from Success, the U.S. based Business Magazine. She was also conferred Golden Peacock Award in London, by Theresa May and the Padma Shri Award by the Government of India for exceptional service towards the country and distinguished achievement in her chosen field. Jan./Feb. 2019 www.yogicherald.com 39