All of us want to look and feel young but it’s hard to believe this when you are 30 and you see your first sign of wrinkles. So once we see the signs appearing, we turn to cosmetics being advertised and they promise of immortal youthfulness that how can we ever doubt them. But, while cosmetics might help you keep your young look from outside, it won’t slow down the process altogether, it is basically just a makeup and once you stop using it, you would be back to where you started.
Yoga can help you with this, it can slow down the aging process and actually makes you feel young both from the inside and the outside. Here are 4 ways to help you with just that:
This simple yoga pose would instantly warm you up and tone up your hips. As getting old, a lot of people start facing hip problems which ultimately leads to not being able to walk properly in old age. So, to avoid that all you need to do is practice this pose and it will help you make your hips fit in no time. Another way this pose can help you with is by improving the blood circulation to your head.
What to do: Inhale and move your hands up with palms open similar to how it’s done in Suryanamaskar. Then exhale while bending forward and touch the ground with your palm. Hold your breath for a while and then inhale while rising back to your position again. Repeat this for some time.
As you get old, a lot of people start facing the knee issues or some people actually can’t walk for more than a few steps at a time. This pose will help you with your knee and legs, it will tone them your knees, calves, and glutes which will make you fit to walk for long stretched or maybe run too.
What to do: Stand with your feet apart while keeping your right foot pointing to the side and left foot turned in slightly. Your torso should be facing forward. Exhale and bend your right knee a little. Inhale and lift your arms out to your sides and turn your head to your right. Hold this for 15-30 seconds and then switch sides.
One of the most basic poses, this pose will help strengthen your thigh and muscles which will help you in attaining more balance and control over your body. Say goodbye to knee pains and injuries!
What to do: Keep your feet slightly apart and keep your hands straight in front of you. Both your hands should be parallel to each other and at your shoulder level. Push your knees a little down as if you are sitting on an imaginary chair. Try to bend your knees as much as possible. Make sure your knees as pointing in the same direction as your toes and not bending inwards.
Improving your flexibility and releasing tension in your hips and spine, this pose will help you tone up your stomach muscles and reduce double chin which comes with aging.
What to do: Sit cross-legged on your mat with your arms extended on each side and touching the mat on either side of their hips. Inhale and raise your arms overhead while lengthening your spine. Now twist gently to your right side while exhaling and lower your left hand to your outer right thigh and keep your right hand extended behind your back touching the mat. Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds. Then switch the sides.