Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease characterized by thick, scaly, rough and silvery skin. It affects both sexes equally. Here are some yoga asanas for psoriasis that help to reduce oxidative stress and increase circulation.
Modern medicine has not confirmed the exact cause of psoriasis, but the main reason may be the incorrect use of amino acids and fats.
A person with psoriasis may have high levels of cholesterol in the blood and may develop psoriatic arthritis. The same thought going on in your mind, “What can we do to treat this condition”?
Yoga for psoriasis is helpful only if you are also paying attention to your diet. Find out how to do yoga for psoriasis and what dietary changes are needed.
1st week diet plan
Your first week in the process to treat psoriasis should include only a fruit-filled diet and cleansing juices. Eat only fruits in the meal for 7 days and you can have 4 meals in a day. Here are few helpful juices
- Carrot and beetroot juice
- Cucumber and basil juice blended with lemon grass.
Don’t strain the juice to get the benefits of all the fibre content. These juices will reduce the inflammatory condition of your body and your skin will improve a lot as they are rich in Vitamin A and minerals.
Make sure you are not consuming any citrus fruits or juices.
After one week of fruit diet for psoriasis, keep on adding food ingredients step by step.
Benefits of seeds for psoriasis
You should include a few seeds, nuts and grains that have anti-inflammatory effects to treat psoriasis. Sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds are great choice.
Seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help in fighting inflammatory conditions. That is why seeds are good nutritional source of omega-3 fatty acids. Food to live mix* is good non-GMO snack to munch on.
Eat more fruits and vegetables for psoriasis
Fresh fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. The recommended diet for psoriasis includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably organic. A person suffering from psoriasis must include antioxidant-rich food in his diet like :
- Leafy greens
- Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
- Broccoli, cauliflower
- Cherry, grape and other dark fruits
Vitamin E benefits in psoriasis
Studies has shown a great improvement in psoriasis by reducing itching, scabby peeling and improve skin condition. Eat fruits and nuts that rich in vitamin E like:
You can also apply vitamin E oil on affected areas to maximizes the benefits.
Avoid triggering food
Certain foods can trigger psoriasis and such food should be avoided. A vegetarian diet is a good option to deal with the condition of psoriasis. Non-veg or animal fat can increase inflammation and autoimmune flare-ups. Cut off the triggering foods from your diet:
- Refined and processed food
- Non-vegetraian food
- Milk and milk products
- White sugar
- Red meat
You should also avoid all condiments, coffee and tea completely. Avoid wheat and wheat derivatives if you are allergic to wheat.
Changes to make in daily routine
In the journey of psoriasis you have to make many changes to vanish it completely. These changes include your whole lifestyle, skincare routine and products.
- A person suffering from psoriasis should bath only once a day and should not take bath with soap. Bathing with Dr Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt* is very beneficial. Bath with Epsom salt thrice a week only not every day.
- You can put seawater on your affected areas if possible.
- Apply coconut oil or olive oil twice or thrice a day, they have tremendous benefits. Vivanatural coconut oil* is non-scented, organic extra virgin oil and is best to apply in inflammatory conditions.
- Give extra care in winters to avoid extra dryness in the skin. Apply Cerave Psoriasis* twice for extra benefits.
- Taking a sunbath for small-time is beneficial. Do not overdo it as it may worsen the condition.
Yoga for psoriasis
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder and stress is one of the major causes. Studies say vigorous exercise can lower the risk of psoriasis by 30%. One should be physically active to avoid the risk is psoriasis.
Here are a few yoga poses that increase the circulation to the entire body and help to reduce chances of psoriasis :
- Sithparthana Asana
- Trikon Asana
- Pawanmukta Asana
- Hastpad Asana
- Bhujang Asana
These asanas increase the circulation throughout the body and reduce stress. These can help in maintaining the homeostasis of the body.
Put efforts to help your body recover from such inflammatory condition. Make a routine with all these above mentioned dietary changes, daily routine and doing yoga to recover psoriais as a complimentary add on to your treatment.
Along with these changes here are few Ayurvedic treatment that can cure the psoriasis completely, if followed accurately.
I hope this psoriasis series is giving you a hope to get over this condition permanently. Practise yoga for psoriasis daily. If you need any support you can ask me in the comment section. You. Be sure to sign up for my free newsletter to be the first to get new posts! You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.