Anti Aging Secrets Of Yoga

Easy Yoga Poses That Turn Back the Clock

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Discover the anti aging secrets of yoga. Want to know how to look younger, regain vitality and relax at the same time? Try these three easy yoga poses as an ancient anti aging wrinkle treatment!

Tired of looking in the mirror and noticing new lines and saggy spots? Certain yoga poses — any pose that gets your feet or hips higher than your heart — can actually help you look younger and more vital.

You may associate yoga inversions with challenging and even scary poses such as handstands or a headstand. But you don't need to go to such great lengths to get the benefits of yoga. Try doing one of these easy poses for a few minutes each day and see if you don't notice a glow and vitality in your face that wasn't there before. You might ever find them one of the best ways to relax.

Half shoulder-stand

What it does: Gives a big boost to your lymphatic fluid, stretches tight neck muscles, tones the legs, and reduces fatigue. How to do it: Start by lying on the floor on your back. Curl your knees into your chest, lift your hips up off the floor and rock back on to your shoulders, quickly bending your elbows and bringing your hands to your hips. Extend your legs up in to the air — so only the back of your head, neck, shoulders, and elbows are on the floor. Your toes will be directly above your eyes. Stay for at least five deep breaths, and as long as minute. To come out, bend your knees and gently remove your hands, rolling gently back to a lying down position. Related: Transition Out of Work Mode with This Easy Pose

Downward dog

What it does: This standard yoga poses is actually a mild inversion, since your heart is higher than your head when you're in the upside down-V shape. It also strengthens your upper body, stretches all the muscles in the back of your body, calms the mind, and improves digestion. 
How to do it: Start on your hands and knees with your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees directly beneath your hips, either on a yoga mat or on a hardwood floor (carpet is too slippery — your hands will slide out from underneath you). Tuck your toes under and slowly straighten your legs. Reach the backs of your thighs back as you press the full surface of your palms in to the floor and let your head dangle. Stay at least five breaths and as long as a minute.

Legs up the wall

What it does: This restful pose builds a little chill-out time in to your day — it quiets the mind, gives your heart a rest, and mildly stretches the back of your legs, front of your chest, and the neck. It also makes you feel refreshed, as if you just took a five-minute nap. 
How to do it: Sit on the floor with your legs straight and your right hip and shoulder touching a wall. Bend your knees
and bring the soles of your feet to the floor. Lie down on your left side so that your feet and your buttocks are touching the wall. Roll on to your back and stretch your legs up, resting your heels on the wall. Place your hands either on your belly or on the floor at your sides and rest here for up to five minutes. To come out, bend your knees, roll to your right side, and slowly push up to a seated position.
If you find it a challenge to get up and down on the mat, try some relaxing Chair Yoga.

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