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Yoga For Dark Circles
05 Jun

Yoga For Dark Circles

What are dark circles?

Dark circles under your eyes may appear because of the thin skin or because of hyperpigmentation around your eyes. In some cases, dark circles are accompanied by sagging skin, also known as bags, under your eyes. Both dark circles and sagging skin are related to environmental factors and genetics, and both may be affected by the choices you make each day.


The reasons for dark circles are varied, but they all start with the difference in thickness of the skin around your eyes. This is called the periorbital area. In most areas of your body, the skin is between 2 and 3 millimetres (mm) thick. However, under the eyes, the skin is normally 0.5 mm in thickness.


Causes of Dark Circles:-

Sun exposure

Genetic pigmentation

Dermal melanocytosis

Ageing

Drugs

Ageing

Hormones



Yoga For Dark Circles:-

1. Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend):-

Paschimottanasana or the Seated Forward Bend is a seemingly easy pose to start off with. 

It gives a good stretch to your body, opening up the blocks in it. 

Practice Paschimottanasana in the morning on an empty stomach and clean bowels to gain maximum benefits.

It is a basic level Hatha yoga asana.

Paschimottanasana reduces your anger and irritability. It solves your constipation issues. 

It also eases your stomach and back aches. 

It energizes your body and stimulates your intestines. 

It improves your blood circulation and reduces anxiety. 

Paschimottanasana activates your spinal nerves and reduces obesity.


2. Halasana (Plow Pose):-

Halasana or the Plow Pose unleashes the hidden treasures in your body. 

It is compared to the plough which found Sita in a casket when her foster father plows a piece of land in Ramayana. 

It is a basic level Hatha yoga asana that works well when practised in the morning on an empty stomach.

Halasana reduces stress and normalizes the blood glucose levels in your body.  

It improves your digestion and appetite. 

It nourishes your thyroid, pancreas, and kidneys. 

The pose normalizes high blood pressure. It calms your nervous system and reduces fatigue. It strengthens your immune system and cures insomnia and headache.



3. Chakrasana (Wheel Pose):-

Chakrasana or the Wheel Pose is a backbend which forms the shape of a wheel when assumed.

Hence, the name. Practice Chakrasana in the morning or evening on an empty stomach. 

In the evenings, make sure you practice after 4 to 6 hours of having a full-fledged meal. 

Chakrasana is a basic level of Ashtanga yoga asana.

Chakrasana strengthens your lungs. 

It improves your respiration. 

The pose is therapeutic for asthma patients. 

It enhances the functioning of your nervous system. 

The asana energizes you physically and mentally. 

The asana also combats depression and anxiety.

It stimulates your pituitary and thyroid glands. It ignites all your seven chakras and is good for the heart.


What foods to eat if you have dark circles?

Cucumber

Watermelon

Blueberries

Tomatoes

Celery

Mulberries

Beetroot

So These are the foods to eat and yoga asanas to do if you have dark circles.

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