Look younger with yoga – 3 anti-aging poses anyone can perfect

Always be camera ready with glowing skin.  But before you strike a pose, strike a yoga pose, or two, or three. Not necessarily right before, of course.  Bring out naturally radiant skin while hiding your real age through Yoga.  Yes, you can look years younger with just a few simple poses.  You don’t have to be a stretching expert to reap the benefits that yoga has to offer.  So here are 3 simple anti aging poses that even beginners can perfect.

 CHILD’S POSE

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  1. Start by kneeling.
  2. Keep your knees as wide apart as about your hips.
  3. Rest your behind on your heels and let the rest of your body follow.
  4. Ribs should be resting on your thighs.
  5. Forehead should be on the mat.
  6. Arms should be stretched out on the mat.
Hold for 10 deep breaths.
Child’s Pose actually helps keep away and even reduce wrinkles!  How?  If you notice, with this pose, your head is lower than your heart. This means that there will be more circulation in the face area.

Did you know that being in the Child’s Pose for only 15 minutes is equivalent to getting one whole hour of sleep?  That means that it is good for your skin, boosts your immunity, and totally helps get rid of stress.

Other Health Benefits of Child’s Pose:

  • Relieves tension in back, shoulders, and chest.
  • Relieves lower back pain.
  • Relieves neck pain.
  • Flexes abdominal organs.
  • Stretches the spine.
  • Stretches hips and thighs.
  • Stretches muscles and ligaments in knees.

FLOOR BOW POSE

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“Strike a pose, strike a YOGA pose…”

  1. Start by lying down on your stomach.
  2. Next, you want to bend your knees and use your arms and grab your ankles.
  3. Balancing on your stomach, flex your feet.
  4. Naturally, your torso will follow.  Keep your head up and look straight. Hold for up to 30 seconds.
  5. Release and go back to first position
  6. Rest your head by looking to the side.

So, just how is the Floor Bow Pose supposed to help you combat age?  Well, your body gets older as the years pile on.  Your chest may begin to cave in and your upper back may start to round or hunch.  This pose actually slows the whole process.  Doing it religiously will give you a nice strong body with perfect upright posture at any age.

Other Health Benefits of Floor Bow Pose:

  • Strengthens back muscles.
  • Improves posture.
  • Stretches hips, thighs, and ankles.
  • Stretches abdomen and chest.
  • Stretches throat.
  • Flexes abdominal organs.

FISH POSE

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  1. Start by lying down with your back flat and arms resting on the side.
  2. You want to arch your back, while keeping your bum on the floor  using your hands and forearms as support.
  3. Naturally, your shoulders will be lifted and you want the crown of your skull to touch the mat.*
*There should be very little weight on your head.  Use hands and forearms for support.

Hold for 5 deep breaths.

Doing the Fish Pose is like natural botox.  It firms the skin from your face to your neck by toning the muscles in those areas.

The Fish Pose is especially great for people with asthma.  It generates more oxygen to your lungs.

Other Health Benefits of Fish Pose:

  • Strengthens back muscles.
  • Improves posture.
  • Tones the kidneys, intestines, and stomach.
  • Tones the nervous system.
  • Opens up the lungs and heart.

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