Face yoga is a (not so new) technique that promises to smoothen and relax the face muscles, that way, preventing early onset of wrinkles. This type of yoga does not include the use of any muscles except those ones in your face and occasionally, your hands.
Although many were sceptical when the idea that you can use exercise moves on your face was introduced, we have seen many amazing before and after pictures and testimonials, we can’t deny the truth to the concept.
Here are a few techniques you can use to start toning and lifting your face muscles today!
- For a smooth forehead
To do this, open your eyes wide and hold it for as long as you can until your eyes start to water. The trick is to make sure that you reveal as much white in your eyes as possible.
This pose is to exercise the muscles around the eyes and forehead, removing any effect you may have caused by scowling over the years.
- For a neck lift
Pucker your lips to one side, turn your head sideways and upwards to a 45 degree angle, lifting your head upwards till you can feel the burn of the stretch in your neck. Do the same for the other side.
This pose is to tighten the neck and prevent double chins or sagging.
- To remove crow’s feet
Lift your lower lid as much as possible ( I know this is hard so it would take a while to get used to it) without moving other muscles, and then with your finger tip, apply a little pressure in the outer crease of the crows feet. Don’t pull or drag the skin, that can make it worse.
This exercise will prevent the skin around the eyes from folding or wrinkling.
- For an eyelift
Lift your right arm over your head, then drop it and place your fingertips on your left temple, press down, then drop your head to the right side. Hold pose and breathe out slowly through the mouth,
This pose is to lift drooping eyelids and sagging skin that runs all the way down to the neck.
- For a chin and neck lift
Press the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth, smile and swallow, pointing your chin to the ceiling.
This pose will tighten the jaw, upper chest, chin and neck.
Face yoga has come to stay, and for a reason. If you’re curious enough, you can start today. Have you done face yoga before? Are you doing it now? Let me know in the comments section!