How To Make Your Face Look Younger Than Your Real Age With Face Yoga Method

We all like to look our best but don’t necessarily want to resort to costly treatments in our efforts to look fresh and rejuvenated, so facial yoga is an option for those who like to take a gentle, non-invasive approach to looking good.

Face Yoga Exercise
Face Yoga Exercise | Credit: MarieClaireUk

Benefits of Face Yoga

Face Yoga Method is a natural way of looking and feeling younger and healthier with an added sense of relaxation and well-being. It is a combination of face exercises, face massage, face acupressure and face relaxation.

It also focuses on wellbeing techniques for the mind, body, and soul. It is a natural facelift. By regularly massaging the face using these techniques, you will increase the circulation, lymph flow and remove toxins.

Youthful Skin with Facial Exercises

This will reduce poor skin tone, puffiness, and dark circles and allow the skin to look healthier and more youthful. The massage techniques will also increase the collagen and elastin, the natural plumping agents which will mean a firmer and more youthful complexion.

Face yoga can relax your face, which ultimately smoothes those tension-filled expressions we make every day without even realizing it. And just relaxing those usually contorted facial muscles can give you a natural facelift.

Who needs Botox to freeze muscles into a smooth, relaxed state when face yoga can do something similar?

Relaxing the facial muscles, especially where we hold tension — like the jaw, brow, and forehead — can counteract the wrinkle-causing grimacing we do on a daily basis.

Since the muscles on our faces can’t lift weights or go on the treadmill when you apply pressure with your fingertips or make certain facial expressions, you’re toning and strengthening the muscles. Of course, face yoga won’t eradicate all the lines, but it can definitely change the downward drift.

Ready To Practice the Face Yoga?

Now that we have discussed the basics and the benefits of facial yoga, it is time to learn some of the most common and the most beneficial exercises. These can be done everywhere – try them in front of the mirror and have fun with the process.

The V Exercise

The V Exercise is very good for reducing and preventing lines under the eyes and on the outer edge of the eyes.

How to Do It:

  • Take two middle fingers between the eyebrows, and take the index fingers to the outer edge of the eyes.
  • Look up towards the ceiling and make a strong swing upwards with your lower eyelids and make a little shake or little pulse on the outer edge of the eyes.
  • Relax the eyes back down and keep this going as a repetition squint and release each time feeling for that little shake or pulse which is an indication and the muscles are contracting and relaxing.
  • For your final time, close the eyes tight and again feel for that little shake, all that little pulse. Take a deep breath in and a deep breath out, bring your hands back down.

Smile Smoother Exercise

This face exercise is wonderful for reducing and preventing lines between the nose and the eyebrows, lifting the cheeks and lifting the chin and the neck area.

How to Do It:

  • Pull your top lip and bottom lip away from each other, hiding the teeth then go from the O shape to a smile shape and back again.
  • Keep this repetition going then, hold that smile shape still hiding the teeth.
  • Place the index finger under your chin and skip the jaw backward. Go backward as far as you can and then back again.
  • Take that one more time exercise.

Smooth the Brow Exercise

The smooth the brow exercise is wonderful for releasing tension in the forehead area and increasing the collagen elastin which is natural plumping agents in the skin.

How to Do It:

  • Place the index fingers on the forehead area sweeping out and lifting off.
  • Just do that twice more, make it nice and gently making sure you’re not dragging the skin.

Flirty Eyes Exercise

The flirty eyes exercise help to lift and tone up eyelids. It’s very good for strength and toning the lower part of the face and will reduce and prevent lines and hollows under the eyes.

How to Do It:

  • Place the index fingers under the eyes and pull the top lip and bottom lip away from each other hiding the teeth.
  • Look up towards the ceiling and flutter the upper eyelids as much as you can (we want to keep this going for up to 30 seconds really feel that muscle under the eyes engaging).
  • Relax the hands down.

The Giraffe Exercise

This exercise helps lift and tone the major muscle at the front of the neck and it’s also very good for toning the area underneath the jaw.

How to Do It:

  • Place the hands on to the neck, gently tilting back stroking the hands down to the collarbone.
  • Do that again, stroking down and keep the hands to the collarbone and stick the bottom lip out as much as you can.
  • Try to hold there in 30 seconds ( you should feel this muscle strengthening and toning which is going to smooth the skin on top of the muscle.
  • Then bring your head back down.

Acupressure Points Exercise

This point is great to use in times of stress or to help you sleep better.

How to Do It:

  • Place the index finger between the eyebrows, you can close the eyes if you like
  • Breathe deeply in and out through the nose, by pressing this point you’re increasing the circulation to this area which is going to help to improve the skin.
  • Then circling your index finger in one direction and circling it again in opposite direction.
  • Take 2 fingers and thumb. Pinch and release all the way up your jawline, so if you get any tension in the jaw area.
  • Do this one more time to lift and tone the jaw area.

Earlobes Exercise

The last exercise is very good for increasing the circulation in the face and it’s been used for years in Indian medicine.

How to Do it:

  • Take a finger and the thumb on both hands and pull your earlobe three times going downwards.
  • Then to the outer edge of the ears (1, 2, 3) and to the top of the ears (1, 2, 3 ).
  • You should now feel a nice glow warmth moving across the face as a circulation is increased.

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