Yoga is one of the best exercises for stress relief and overall health. Yoga can be a rigorous full-body exercise regimen that strengthens the body (and the mind!) and brings in all kinds of unintended side benefits—like glowing skin, slower aging, and, yup, better sex.
Yoga is proven to help prevent injuries by increasing flexibility and focus and sports performance. Idea Health and Fitness Association describes the benefits of yoga from golf to tennis and discusses how yoga makes it a great supplemental workout for athletes and gym rats alike.
Yoga promotes better sleep. Sleeping better helps your skin (and your entire body) function more efficiently. A study at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center came to the conclusion that just 20 minutes of yoga a week helped cancer patients fall asleep faster and sleep longer. More sleep means giving your face muscles a rest, while also promoting cell turnover—which happens more at night that during the day.
Yoga helps sex. There are some obvious benefits here like strength, greater flexibility, and more comfort with your body, but there are some real studies behind the idea that yoga can better your bedroom life, too. One study showed that 75 percent of the women who practiced yoga experienced better orgasms, and a recent Harvard study found many sexual benefits with the regular practice of yoga.
Yoga helps you breathe better and breathing deeply is a key to relaxation. Relaxation is a key to good skin.
Yoga can help detoxify your skin and slow the aging process. Between the twisting, the bending, the sweating, and the breathing, your internal organs are being massaged bringing more oxygen to the body, circulating blood to undernourished areas, and ultimately improving lymphatic flow. Through sweating, the body is detoxing and assists in hormonal balance. As with any new exercise regime, consult with your practitioner to see if yoga is right for you.