Yoga For Psoriasis
16 Apr

Yoga For Psoriasis

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a noncontagious, skin condition that produces plaques of thickened, scaling skin. The dry flakes of skin scales result from the excessively rapid proliferation of skin cells. Skin cells can trigger by inflammatory chemicals in the white blood cells called T-lymphocytes. Psoriasis commonly affects the skin of the elbows, knees, and scalp.

The spectrum of disease ranges from mild with limited involvement of small areas of skin to large, thick plaques to red, inflamed skin affecting the entire body surface.

Psoriasis is considered an incurable, long-term (chronic) inflammatory skin condition. It has a variable course, periodically improving and worsening. It is not unusual for psoriasis to spontaneously clear for years and stay in remission. Many people note a worsening of their symptoms in the colder winter months.

Psoriasis affects all both the sexes. Psoriasis can see in people of any age, from babies to seniors.The quality of life of patients with psoriasis often decreased because of the appearance of their skin in the body. 

Recently, it has also become clear that people suffering from psoriasis are more likely to have diabetes, high blood lipids, cardiovascular disease, and a variety of other inflammatory diseases.

There are different forms of psoriasis such as:- 

1. Plaque psoriasis or psoriasis vulgaris (common plaque type), 

2. Guttate psoriasis (small, drop-like spots), 

3. Inverse psoriasis (in the folds like of the underarms, navel, groin, and buttocks),

4. Pustular psoriasis (small pus-filled yellowish blisters). 

What are psoriasis symptoms and signs?

Red or pink small scaly bumps


Fingernails and toenails often exhibit small pits


Current Scenario of psoriasis:-

According to current studies, as many as 7.5 million Americans – approximately 2.2% of the population – have psoriasis.

125 million people worldwide – 2% to 3% of the total population – have psoriasis

Studies show that between 10% and 30% of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis.

Nearly 60% of people with psoriasis reported their disease to be a significant problem in their everyday life.

Psoriasis often appears between the ages of 15 and 25, but can develop at any age.

If one parent has psoriasis, a child has about a 10% chance of having psoriasis. If both parents have psoriasis, a child has approximately a 50% chance of developing the disease.


Yoga for psoriasis

1. Uttanasana:-

This asana helps to increase the circulation of blood in the face, neck, and head. 

It helps to relax the facial muscles and balance out the hormones, thereby promoting healthy skin.

2. Trikonasana:-

This asana helps to pump new lots of blood to your face. 

It helps to remove toxins, kill free radicals, and also clear out blockages. 

Any trapped stress in the facial muscles is relieved. Your skin is left healthy and glowing.

3. Bhujangasana:-

When you stretch and open up your heart, your breathing improves. 

When you take in more oxygen, a better circulation route created. 

It removes toxins and kills the free radicals in the system. This asana also regulates hormones. 

Premature aging, acne, sunburns, psoriasis, rosacea, and many other skin problems can reduce with the practice of this asana.

4. Janu Sirsasana:-

This asana works on balancing the hormones and clearing toxins from the system. 

It increases blood and oxygen supply to the facial muscles.

Your skin feels refreshed and rejuvenated.

5. Viparita Karani:-

Practicing this asana regularly arrests free radicals and increases the supply of oxygen in the face. 

Toxins are flushed out, and the skin protected from all problems and allergies.

6. Pawanmuktasana:-

This asana stimulates and regulates the digestive system. 

It helps us to flush out the toxins in the system by facilitating proper digestion and improving circulation. 

It helps to clear the skin of acne and blemishes.

What Food to eat in Psoriasis?




Nuts and avocados


So these are the food to eat and yoga asanas to do if you are suffering from skin disease such as Psoriasis.

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