Yoga

Yoga tops the charts when it comes to a well-rounded exercise modality. Yoga practice helps develop the body and mind bringing a lot of health benefits like:

Improved blood and Lymphatic circulation

A light, supple body

A body that remains alert and active

Strong bones and muscle

Fat reduction

Increased physical strength

Improved appetite

Increased capability of coping with fatigue and stress

 

Yoga has the potential to reduce facial wrinkles and produce a natural ‘face-lift’. This is mainly due to the inverted postures such as the head and handstands.

Doing these postures for a few minutes each day has the potential to reverse the effect of gravity and use it to our advantage.

It also increases the circulation to the face that brings much needed nutrients and oxygen to rejuvenate and remove toxin causing matter. Mentally you will become calmer and your body will not experience stress like effects that will cause you to frown and screw up your face.

Also you will sleep a lot better and this always helps in a fresh ready to go look.

The result is firmer facial muscles, which cause a reduction in wrinkles, and a natural face-lift.

 

The inverted yoga postures often delay the onset of gray hair or hair fall. This is due to the inverted postures causing an increase in blood supply to the hair follicles in the scalp.

Increased flexibility of the neck produced by the asanas also helps by removing the pressure on the blood vessels and nerves in the neck, therefore giving the head an even greater blood supply to the scalp.

The nerves in the neck supply the scalp muscles and the release of pressure on the nerves in the neck will help the scalp muscles to relax.

What Is Enzymes – Benefits Of Enzymes On Your Skin

What is Enzyme?

Enzymes are chemicals that speed up the rate of chemical reactions without being consumed in the reaction themselves. Our skin enzymes have two main uses: One for exfoliation and the other as an anti-inflammatory. In fact, enzymes derived from fruits are effective exfoliants and are often gentler than other methods like scrubs and microdermabrasion.

The enzymes work by specifically breaking down the keratin protein or the top dead layer, revealing the newer, smoother skin below. They are able to digest keratin protein and stratum corneum, thus strengthening healthy skin with natural antioxidant vitamins as they exfoliate.

Enzymes Derived From:

In skincare, the most popular and commonly used exfoliating enzymes are derived from pineapple, papaya and pumpkin. Pineapple contains the strongest of the three enzymes called bromelain. Papaya contains the enzyme papain, and pumpkin is rich in the enzyme protease. The enzymes in these fruits are so potent that you can actually mash them up and apply on your face and get supple skin in a few minutes. The antioxidants that are added to the skin as these enzymes work are vitamin-A from pumpkin’s protease, and vitamin-C from pineapple’s bromelain and papaya’s papain. Other fruits that have skin smoothing enzymes include grapes, strawberries, pomegranate, and cherries.

These enzymes function as a scavenger of free radicals and protect the skin against oxidative damage. Simply put, enzymes can protect against damage from the sun, environmental pollutants, and even acne. However, they can be quite unstable because of changes in environmental temperatures and its pH due to exposure. So it is a good idea to use freshly mashed fruit as soon as possible on your skin for maximum benefit.