Yoga For Glowing Skin - Guest Post - Meera Watts - Yoga Teacher

Doesn't yoga seem to be the cure-all for everything these days? Arthritis, diabetes, depression, the list goes on and on. Can there be any truth in the claims made about this practice, the exercise of choice for many Hollywood A-listers. Is yoga really the fountain of eternal youth? There is a lot of hype surrounding the subject. The yoga industry is booming, but can this ancient philosophy really help us to achieve glowing, radiant, younger-looking skin? In a word, yes. In another word, absolutely. Yoga helps to give skin a healthy glow by stimulating certain hormones, aiding digestion and promoting restful sleep. Yoga really goes against modern thinking, which tries to heal the skin optically. It instead focuses on healing the body from the inside, out. Some poses are better for the skin than others and guess what? I am about to let you in on this best kept secret that is 3500 years young! Fighting dullness in the skin by ensuring hormone levels are balanced If there is too much testosterone in the body, it can lead to an acne breakout or create dullness in the skin. There is a fine balancing act carried out by the body to ensure there is enough estrogen to counter the surges in testosterone levels, but if your body is not able to get this balance correct, it is your skin that will suffer. Yoga can play a part in helping relieve this imbalance. There are many asanas (yoga postures) that can be carried out to stimulate the production of estrogen. Cat pose or Marjariasana , stimulates and massages the ovaries while also bringing blood to the brain. It is in the brain where many trigger hormones are released. These trigger hormones send a message to the body asking it to release estrogen. Through this, a natural state of equilibrium in the body can be achieved, which helps clear up spots and acne. Yoga helps to detoxify the body through movement Dynamic groups of movements like the sun salutations can help raise heart rate so you can break a sweat. This natural sweating process can help rid the body of toxins thus flushing out chemicals that might be responsible for lacklustre skin. At the same time, blood circulates quicker around the body, carrying more oxygen and regenerating cells with the delivery of nutrients. You'll be glowing in no time. Yoga stimulates digestion There is a wealth of work published on the ˜brain-gut axis' and the importance of digestion across almost all of our body's key functions. Poor digestion is a leading cause of poor skin health. For example, dry skin can be caused by an inability to digest fat properly. The best posture for digestion is the aptly names wind-relieving pose or Pawanmuktasana . It can help massage the intestines as well as cure constipation. Once things start moving and bodily waste is being flushed out efficiently, you should notice a significant improvement in your skin. Yoga will get you a better quality of beauty sleep We all know the importance of sleep as part of our beauty regimen. Sleep is a chance for rest and regeneration of cells. How can yoga help? Yoga asanas as well as pranayama (controlled breathing techniques) can help send you into a deeper, better quality of sleep. A Harvard study found that when the sleep patterns of individuals who did yoga every day were compared to those who did not practice, those that did, had a better quality of sleep. They slept more deeply and fell asleep more easily. So please get your head in downward dog and then down on that pillow! Pranayama and radiant skin Pranayama roughly translated, means the control of life force or breath. Pranayama is the umbrella term for a number of voluntary breathing techniques in yoga. These techniques are just as important as the postures, but less is known about them in the mainstream as the postures are used by many people in isolation as a form of exercise How can pranayama help your skin achieve a state of glowing perfection? Kapalabhati is one very active breathing technique which involves the forceful expulsion of air. This forceful exhalation is said to have strong cleansing effects. Also known as the skull shining technique, it can be practiced while visualising a purifying white light entering the top of the head. Kapalabhati is thought to release negative emotions. Since we carry a lot of our daily stresses in our facial muscles, the immediate release of such worries will give a fresh and healthy glow. In summary: Yoga, both asana and pranayama can help you get younger, softer, more radiant skin. Yoga works to heal your skin from the inside out, promoting rest and regeneration, removing toxins, improving circulation, balancing hormones and calming the mind. So, what are you waiting for? Start your daily practice today! Meera Watts is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur and mom. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, OMtimes and others. She's also the founder and owner of Siddhi Yoga International. Website: Youtube: Instagram: Pinterest: Twitter: LinkedIn: FB Page:


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MSM is known to be highly effective in joint health, muscle recovery, sports nutrition, immune support, and healthy ageing. 

What is MSM?

MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane or Dimethyl Sulfone) is an organic sulphur compound found in all living organisms. It is the purest and most bio-available form of sulphur, one of the essential minerals crucial to life and the regeneration of cells. MSM has traditionally been taken as a food supplement to increase joint health for flexibility and mobility, as well as for strong hair and nails, beautiful skin, and other health conditions from leaky gut syndrome to mild arthritis, osteoporosis, and psoriasis. 

Why do we need to supplement with MSM?

Natural MSM is largely destroyed when our food is processed and can be lost entirely when foods and ingredients are stored for a long period of time. MSM bonds with moisture, so any food which undergoes any sort of dehydration will lack its natural MSM.

For these reasons, and because MSM is so critical for almost every athletic function in active bodies, it is important to consistently supplement with a quality MSM nutritional supplement 

How does MSM work at the cellular level?

Collagen is the principal structural protein holding the skin together and is largely responsible for the skin’s mechanical properties.  Sulphur is integral to the production of collagen and elastin, and MSM is a source of organic Sulphur. 

Approximately half of the body's sulphur content is found in the skin, muscles, cartilage and bones.

How can MSM benefit your skin, hair and nails?

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MSM has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can be used as a natural alternative to help reduce pain from mild arthritis and osteoarthritis related symptoms.

How does MISMO MSM help with exercise recovery?

Our muscles, skin, bones, organs, and connective tissue all rely on sulphur and without it our bodies can not function properly.  MSM is an important nutritional supplement for anyone living an active lifestyle, as it delivers the sulphur and methyl nutrients which are key to the structure of healthy cells in muscle and connective tissue.

MSM is valued by bodybuilders, strength, and power athletes because it supports healthy and flexible cell structures and can help reduce the inflammation of muscle tissue and can offset muscle soreness and joint pain caused by inflammation.

Where is MSM found and how is it manufactured?

MSM is found in the fluid and tissue of all living organisms. It is present in a variety of foods including raw vegetables, eggs, milk and fish, but is lost through cooking and food processing. One of the richest natural supplies is pine trees and cabbage.

Although MSM is abundant in nature, even the richest natural sources only provide MSM in the level of several parts per million. Commercial extraction of MSM from trees is not possible so a process is undertaken which parallels the natural oxidation that occurs in the marine atmosphere and produces MSM that is chemically identical to that found in nature.

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How pure is MISMO MSM?

Every batch of our MSM is rigourously tested by an independent laboratory to ensure the highest quality, minimum 99.99% pure MSM.

    How much MISMO MSM should I be taking?

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    A word of caution ... some people find if they take MSM late in the day, after 4 or 5pm, they do not sleep as well, as it energises them. This is not a general occurrence but worth mentioning.

    WARNINGS: If taking Warfarin or strong blood thinners, do not take MSM without your doctor's approval. Not to be taken by children without a health professional's advice.  MSM can also interfere with the accuracy of the blood test for liver enzymes by sometimes producing false positive results. It is recommended you cease taking MSM at least 4 days before these blood tests. You can resume after the test.

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