Most of us lift weights, go for walks or runs, swim laps of the pool or run around with our children to keep our muscles strong and our bodies youthful. Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that we don’t have a regular exercise regime to strengthen or tone the muscles of our face?
Typically, when we think yoga, we think downward facing dog, warrior 1, 2 and 3 and savasana, right? Moves that involve the whole body as we relax the face and keep a soft and gentle smile.
What if I told you a new yoga trend had landed? Face Yoga!
That’s right...yoga designed specifically for your facial muscles.
The aim of these types of exercises is to firm the face muscles leading to smoother, more youthful looking skin.
We’re all for natural solutions here, particularly when it comes to anti-aging, so could this botox-free face yoga alternative be the answer?
The main purpose of face yoga is to increase circulation and bloodflow to the face, bringing nourishment and fresh oxygen into the cells of our skin.
Face yoga expert and the creator of the Face Yoga Method, Fumiko Takatsu says a few minutes of daily stretching for the face will lift and tone its appearance all over.
The jaw, and between the eyebrows and the forehead, is where many of us hold tension. These are also the areas of concern when it comes to wrinkles, fine lines and drooping skin.
Face yoga exercises are said to be able to smooth the tension-filled expressions we make every day without even realizing. Who knew that by relaxing those usually contorted facial muscles we could give ourselves an instant face lift?!
By applying pressure with the fingers to various areas on the face we can tone and bring tightness back into our face...just like working out in the gym.