Many skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and atopic dermatitis can be triggered by or made worse by stress. Sufferers often feel self-conscious and even depressed which will have a negative effect on the condition and make it even harder to treat.
It is well known that yoga and meditation can positively effect the mind and body. By learning ways to relieve stress we can help to alleviate some of the symptoms or aggravating factors of skin conditions that are associated with stress. It would be disingenuous to suggest that by themselves yoga and meditation will cure all common skin conditions but they can definitely help. So why not give it a try.
You will quickly discover that yoga practice and breathing techniques can have a profound effect on how we manage stress. Helping to balance moods and form a positive connection to the body by learning how to let go of the negative feelings that often occur when suffering with a skin condition.
Gentle poses such as child’s pose, short meditations and breathing exercises carried out on a regular basis will have a positive effect on both the mind and body and teach us to begin to love again the skin we live in.