Breathe your way to bet­ter skin

Here’s a med­i­ta­tion tech­nique that’ll calm you down and en­hance your looks.

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A ra­di­ant com­plex­ion is some­thing you prob­a­bly strive to achieve through good life­style habits, such as get­ting enough sleep, stay­ing hy­drated, and eat­ing healthy food.

Well, here’s an­other way to get gor­geous skin – and it doesn’t cost a cent. Los An­ge­les­based kun­dalini yoga teacher Guru Ja­gat, who runs the RA MA In­sti­tute for Ap­plied Yo­gic Science and Tech­nol­ogy, and is adored by Hol­ly­wood celebs like Ali­cia Keys,

Kate Hud­son and Goldie Hawn, has a be­gin­ner-friendly med­i­ta­tion that’ll help you re­gain and main­tain youth­ful­ness.

It is fea­tured in her book In­vin­ci­ble Liv­ing: The Power of Yoga, The En­ergy of Breath, and Other Tools for a Ra­di­ant

Life, which delves deep into kun­dalini yoga’s trans­for­ma­tive ben­e­fits. Ac­cord­ing to Guru Ja­gat, this type of yoga is about quick and ef­fec­tive breath­driven ex­er­cises, short med­i­ta­tions and sim­ple poses. Sim­ply fol­low these steps: 1 Sit in a sim­ple cross-legged po­si­tion with hands on your knees and the tips of your fin­gers and thumbs touch­ing. 2 Keep your eyes closed and fo­cus on the point in be­tween your brows. 3 Roll your tongue back­wards in your mouth so the bot­tom of your tongue is flat against the roof of your mouth. Be­gin suck­ing on it. In a short time, a nec­tar-like taste will start to flow – just drink it. 4 Breathe nor­mally through­out, evenly in­hal­ing and ex­hal­ing. Do the ex­er­cise for three min­utes, and slowly in­crease the length of time to 31 min­utes with prac­tise.

The ra­tio­nale be­hind this med­i­ta­tion, ac­cord­ing to Guru Ja­gat, is that our saliva is a pow­er­ful en­docrine se­cre­tion that car­ries an­ti­bod­ies and pro­teins that in­crease health and youth­ful­ness.

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