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4 Yogasanas for acne

Flawless skin is a dream of every teenagers shattered by acne. Acne is a skin condition in which the pores are blocked due to sebum, dead skin and bacteria. The major causes behind acne are the toxins, messed hormones, free radicals.
The solutions to this are better blood circulation, balancing the hormone levels, arresting free radicals, pumping of more oxygen, reducing stress, and making your immunity stronger.

And all of the above mentioned causes can be rectified or I can say avoided by one and only one practice and that is Yoga. There are five very simple asanas to help cure this problem.
So without any delay lets mention the following asanas which can be practiced on daily basis to get rid of acne permanently.

1. Uttanasana (Standing forward bend pose)

Stand straight, keeping your hand on hips, and breathe in. When you breathe out, slowly bend your hip. Place your hand on the floor beside your foot. Keep your feet parallel to each other and extend your torso forward by lifting your tailbone further.

2. Trikonasan

Stand with the feet one leg-length apart without bending your knees.Turn your right foot completely to the outside and the left foot less than 45 degree to the inside, keeping the heels in the line with the hips. Now spread your arms out to the side, parallel to the ground, palms facing down, the trunk is extended as far as is comfortable to the right while arms remain parallel to the floor. Once the trunk is fully extended to the right, the right arm is dropped so that the right hand reaches the Shinto the front of the right foot, with the palm down if flexed.

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3. Bhujangasana

Lie flat on your stomach, with your legs stretched out and feet facing down. Place your elbows by your side and lift your chest, placing the body weight on the elbows. Inhale deeply, and exhale strongly.

4. Shirshasana

Sit on your soles and place your knees on the ground. Lock fingers of both the hands. Making a triangle of the finger lock and the elbows, place it on the ground. By bending forward, place the middle of the hand on the ground near the finger lock. Now straighten the legs. Now keeping the balance, straighten your legs from thigh joint. Completely balance your body on the head. While returning to the original position, first fold your knee and then the legs. Let the thigh and knee touch the abdomen. Now gradually place the soles on the ground. Sit on the soles and slowly raise your head.

The bow pose or dhanurasana

Lie down on your belly and place your hands alongside your hips with palms facing up. Now, slowly bend your knees, stretch your hands backward and hold your ankles. As you attain the above position, breathe in and gradually raise your body in such a way that your upper body, as well as your thighs, are off the ground. Try to be stable in this position and hold your breath. Be in the position for at least 15 – 20 seconds. After that, return to your original position by lowering your body gradually.


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