Is Yoga Really Good for Your Skin?

July 20, 2015

We’ve all heard of that pregnancy glow, but have you ever heard of the yogi glow? Me neither, until now.

Yoga is known for helping you grow a healthy body and center your mind but can it really make you more beautiful? Turns out that answer is yes.

Practicing yoga on a regular basis can help improve the body’s circulation and aid in healthy digestion – and that’s important when considering the health of your skin!

When your body has better blood flow, it naturally produces glowing skin! Ever noticed the blush of your skin after a hard workout? THAT’S what I’m talking about.

So, why not just workout? What’s so special about yoga?

Well, inversions, such Downward Dog or headstands and the like cause blood to flow to your head, creating better blood circulation specifically in your face, giving you that glow without hours of heavy sweating (not that sweating is bad – it helps rid the body of toxins!)

Speaking of toxins, a healthy digestive system can often be key to the health of your skin.

Many everyday toxins – especially from the food you eat – reside in your digestive system. If that system is out of whack, you could be storing more toxins in your body than you should be. These toxins will still try to make their way out of your system and what better way than through your skin? Can you say acne? Yuck.

Yoga poses such as “Apanasana” (knees hugged to chest) or a simple spinal twist can do wonders for your digestion and ultimately your skin.

With so many health and wellness benefits, it’s really no wonder that yoga should also be considered part of your beauty routine.

So get out your mats and get moving! Your skin will thank you.

Namaste!