Yoga – yes, it’s good for the mind, body, and soul; but how does it benefit tattoo removal? First and foremost, yoga has been around for centuries. There are several types of yoga that are all beneficial for your mental and physical health. As some of you may know, tattoo removal is a process; a process in which your body is removing the ink from your system. Obviously, being healthy is always key, but yoga focuses on specific areas that help with removal immensely.
Sleep – Getting adequate sleep every night is an important tattoo removal factor. While you rest, your body will recover, heal and rejuvenate itself from the tattoo removal treatment. Yoga helps to relax the nervous system, which is the part of the body responsible for a restful sleep. Additionally, yoga’s meditative aspect comes into play to quiet the mind. There are specific poses you can do that are known to help sleep more soundly – uttanasana, halasana, or savasana.
Energy – Along with a good night sleep, some yoga poses increase the hormone, cortisol. Too little of this hormone can drain your body of energy. Having more energy will allow you to feel more awake, leading to a more productive and healthy lifestyle, which ultimately leads to faster laser tattoo removal. A few poses to try – utthita, trikonasana, and utkatasana.
Circulation – This goes hand in hand with tattoo removal. Better circulation will allow your body to get to the treated area quickly, and more efficiently. The lack of circulation will slow this process down tremendously. The twisting motions of yoga will get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. This means fresh blood and oxygen are delivered toyour organs, enhancing their functions. Poses to try – downward dog, and warrior pose.
Boost your Metabolism – Metabolism refers to the process of your body converting what you eat and drink into energy. Everyone has their rate, which is affected by one’s lifestyle. When you are more active, your metabolism will boost. The stronger your metabolism, the easier it will be for your body to metabolize the tattoo ink. Some poses to rev your metabolism – locust and bridge.
Immunity – With winter around the corner, it’s important to take action to prevent illness, but it’s also crucial for the tattoo removal process. You want to stay as healthy as possible while you are removing your tattoo; this way your body can focus on the ink instead of an illness. Your immune system is what sends receptors to the treated area, and pulls the tattoo ink out. Yoga stimulates the immune system with almost every pose. However, there are a few that can be most effective – bridge, head stands, and shoulder stands.
Lymphatic System – Last and certainly not least. Your lymphatic system is the most important function in the removal process. It’s also interesting because it doesn’t have a pump to move its fluids. It relies on you to get enough movement throughout the day. This means if you aren’t moving your body, your ink will stay exactly where it is, greatly prolonging removal. Once your body collects the ink, it heads to the closest lymph nodes to drain. Without lymph fluid, none of this will take place. A few simple yoga poses can get the job done. Try something that gets you inverted like a hand or head stands.
Tattoo removal benefits from the added calming, healing, circulatory and metabolic boosting goodness that Yoga provides. The only question now is finding the time to go to a class. Attached below are a couple of yoga blogs to keep you inspired.