The Zen Guy's "YOGA FOR SKIN" course is for anyone wanting beautiful skin, but it was especially designed for those with sensitive skin issues like eczema or dermatitis.
Not all yoga poses are created equal! This course contains the TOP 20 YOGA POSES that will beautify, detoxify, oxygenate and nourish your sensitive skin. Each of the 20 yoga pose descriptions has photos, a text description and audio file; most of the poses also have a VIDEO for all types of learners...so be sure to scroll through the text and photos because below them are the audio and video files.
The third pillar of The Zen Skin Care Philosophy - Calm the Nervous System - is critical to clearing eczema and to maintaining beautiful sensitive skin.
Yoga is incredibly effective at deeply relaxing the nerves running through the skin.
Best of all, it feels good and anyone can do it.
Give your skin the calming peace it's craving and make your skin beautiful at the same time.
THE SKIN & NERVOUS SYSTEM CONNECTION - Dermatitis and Eczema respond well to yoga poses that relax the nervous system. Specific yogic breathing techniques oxygenate the cells in the body, causing a detoxing effect so that the skin alone doesn’t need to do all the work of eliminating toxins.
The state of the nervous system is intricately linked to the
health of the skin system. Nerves weave through the skins epidermis and dermis
layers, so our stress level and our overall emotional state will directly
affect our skin. There are various relaxation and stretching techniques that
engage the parasympathetic nervous system, which in turn is responsible for
reducing stress. A study documented in the
medical journal states that, "the clinical
occurrence of atopic dermatitis is often associated with psychological stress.”
Yoga engages the parasympathetic nervous system and allows a sense of calm to settle over the body. The more regular and diligent the yoga practice is, the deeper the relaxation is for the nervous system.
In this class you will learn:
- Why yoga boosts skin health,
- Why yoga is one of the most effective methods for calming the nervous system,
- The different categories of yoga poses that benefit the skin the most: Restoratives, Inversions, Forward Bends, and Twists
- The most effective yoga poses for skin in each of the categories,
- How to have Zen looking skin on the outside and be peaceful on the inside.
Follow the ZEN SKIN CARE Philosophy and KISS your pharmacist and dermatologist goodbye. Forever.
1 Andrea L. SUÁREZ, Jamison D. FERAMISCO, John KOO, and Martin STEINHOFF, “Psychoneuroimmunology of Psychological Stress and Atopic Dermatitis: Pathophysiologic and Therapeutic Updates,” Acta Derm Venereol 92, no. 1 (January 2012): 7–15.
Michael Huffman is an author, certified yoga teacher and sensitive skin enthusiast. Michael's skin issues started when he was a boy. The eczema on his hands and feet kept him from many activities young kids enjoy, which in turn affected his anxiety level.
Career-wise, he spent twenty-five years in corporate America as an internal auditor and process redesign expert. Michael's goal was to then use the same root cause and process analysis toolsets he was using at work in his personal life, to clear his eczema. Intuitively, he knew that the steroidal immunosuppressive creams prescribed by dermatologists were not the long-term solution.
Trying to help ophthalmologists figure out why he nearly went blind on a train traveling through Germany, Michael searched for and found his biological parents at the age of twenty-eight. They introduced him to the concept that there's a strong correlation between diet and physical health. After initial success in clearing his skin issue by incorporating his newfound parents' dietary suggestions, Michael spent seventeen years in the world of all things yoga and meditation to reduce the anxiety related to his skin problem. He became a yoga teacher in 2009.
Over the decades, Michael researched sensitive skin issues with all types of alternative medical professionals scattered around the globe. Learning how skin worked along the way, he discovered the secret to making his own skin free and clear. Having beautiful skin has become his passion.