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Yoga poses for naturally beautiful Skin & Body

Dated-20 Sep 2023 

Premature skin aging and common skin issues like acne can be linked to stress and poor lifestyle. Habits such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, drug abuse, and an unhealthy diet, excess eating can play a role in causing these problems. Hormonal imbalance and digestive issues may also contribute to acne. With the help of specific yoga, asanas can achieve healthier skin. One such asana is Bhujangasana, also recognized as the Snake Stretch.
Bhujangasana, originating from the terms "bhujanga" meaning snake, and "asana" referring to pose, is a beneficial yoga posture for enhancing skin quality. It is often referred to as the Snake Stretch and is a component of both Suryanamaskar (Sun Pray Pose) and Padma Sadhana.
Practicing this pose regularly, benefits in stretching the spine, chest, and shoulders while promoting controlled breathing and concentration. Consistent incorporation of Bhujangasana and other yoga postures, combined with a health-conscious lifestyle and an effective skincare routine, may contribute to the gradual improvement of skin texture and radiance. It really works because I feel it personally.
Advantages of Bhujangasana (Snake Stretch)
• Strengthens back and shoulders properly.
• Improves flexibility of the back.
• Prevent people from respiratory disorders such as asthma.
• Opens up the shoulders and neck to relieve pain.
• The chest becomes strong.
• The abdomen becomes well-shaped.
• Improves blood circulation.
• Reduces fatigue and stress.
Bhujangasana (Snake Stretch) Steps
1. Lie down on your stomach with your legs extended and your toes pointing upwards. Rest your forehead on the ground.
2. Keep your legs close together and your feet touching lightly.
3. Put your hands under your shoulders, palms on the floor, and elbows close to your body.
4. Take a deep breath in, and lift your head, chest, and tummy off the floor while keeping your navel down.
5. Use your hands to support your body as you lift. Press evenly on both palms.
6. While breathing, arch your spine upwards. If possible, straighten your arms, tilt your head back, and look up.
7. Breathe calmly and hold this pose for about 4-5 breaths.
8. Breathe out slowly and lower your tummy, chest, and head back down.
9. Relax.
10. Repeat this 5-6 times.

Precaution of bhujanasana
• Do slowly-2 in the beginning, Keep the neck in a natural position. Don't strain it by slanting your head too far back.
• Practice does in the presence of any guide in starting.
• Listen to your body find a comfortable arch and Wear comfortable clothes.
• Follow a healthy lifestyle.
• If you're pregnant, be careful with Bhujangasana, especially as your pregnancy progresses. You can modify the pose for comfort.
• Before start, warm up your body with gentle stretches and movements
• If you have back problems, take advice from a yoga instructor before trying this pose. They'll help you do it safely.