Facial Yoga

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They say first impression is the last impression. And the first thing people notice is your face. Your face reflects the current state of your mind and so is necessary to take good care of it to ensure an attractive and approachable face. The perfect solution for this is Face Yoga. Face Yoga will help in boosting your mood and in enhancing its beauty. Without using any unsafe products, your skin will have a natural glow to it and would be healthy. Facial yoga is sequence of poses which will tone up the muscles in the jaws, mouth, eyes, forehead and neck. For healthy and younger looking face, a 20 minute programme six times a week should be carried out. The following exercises can be done.

  1. Face Lifter Pose

face lifter

  • Slowly look up to the sky. Make a pout and hold it for five seconds. Then, kiss the sky and release it.

Benefits

  • The muscles will gradually contract helping you in getting good jaw lines.
  • If you have a double chin, it would start to disappear.
  • It will smoothen the neck lines.
  • With regular practice, you may look younger than before.
  1. Puffet Face

  • Sit comfortably and look straight ahead.
  • Place your index fingers at the end the nose folds. Using your fingers, put pressure upwards. Breathe slowly and at the same time, open your mouth and smile.

Benefits

  • This will help in smoothening and tightening the nose labial line area of the face.
  • The nose labial fold lines tend to lift up as this exercise builds muscle fiber in the cheek area.
  1. Balloon Pose

  • Fill your mouth with air and hold it tight for around 10 seconds. Hold your breath. Repeat this exercise five times.

Benefits

  • This will improve the blood circulation which will help clear pimples and any scars from the skin surface.
  • It slims down the cheek bones and tones your face.
  • Accumulation of fat in the face will be prevented with regular practice.
  1. Fish Spout Face

  • Draw in your cheeks and lips as if you were making a fish face. Hold it for 10 seconds and then repeat it thrice.

Benefits

  • This helps in reducing the plumpness or roundness of the face, hence working on the muscles that are connected to the mouth.
  • The 57 muscles of the face are toned and tightened up.
  • It makes the skin wrinkle-free and the face look younger.
  • It also reduces puffiness.
  1. Oval Pose

  • Make an oval with your mouth by stretching out the area below your nose.

Benefits

  • It helps in minimizing the effects of ageing and prevents wrinkles.
  • It enhances the blood circulation around the eyes and mouth and also sharpens the jaw lines.
  • It helps in getting rid of laugh lines.
  • It immediately releases tension and the tightness can be felt. It is also called the anti-ageing pose.
  1. The ‘V’ Pose

v pose

  • Place both the index and middle fingers of both the hands at the edge and corner of both the eyebrows respectively.
  • Put pressure downwards using the index and middle fingers while looking upwards.

Benefits

  • Regularly exercising this pose can help in removing or reducing wrinkles.
  • It helps in the improvement of your concentration power.
  • It is helpful for those having migraine and is good for eyesight.
  • It will also give you youthful eyes.
  1. Lion Face

lion pose

  • Inhale through the nose. As you exhale, open the mouth wide and extend the tongue outward. While extending, try to stretch the tongue towards the chin. Relax and repeat at least 3 times.

Benefits

  • It helps in toning the muscles at the front of the throat.
  • It keeps the muscles near the mouth firm during the aging process.
  1. Baby Bird Pose

baby bird pose

  • Tilt your head towards the ceiling and press the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth and at the same time, swallow. Then, tilt your head slightly to the right and repeat the same thing. Then tilt to left and repeat again.

Benefits

  • This will prevent jowls from forming
  • It firms the jaw, neck and shoulder muscles.
  1. Giraffe Pose

  • Look straight ahead and place the finger tips at the bottom of the neck and lightly stroke the skin downwards while the head is tilted backwards.
  • Bring the head back to the chest and repeat twice.
  • Jut the lower lip out as much as possible to pull the corners of the mouth down and place your finger tips on the collarbone with the chin pointed upwards. Hold for four deep breaths.

Benefits

  • This is good for lines and loose skin on the neck. It tightens the skin around the neck area.
  • It tones the lower jaw area and also prevents future sagging.