Unlike the widely recognised and popular yoga, face yoga is something that is not regularly practised by most people. However, if you haven’t yet tried facial yoga exercises, then you must be missing an enjoyable and beneficial practice.
Most people who exercise in gyms or at home spend a lot of time on their arms, legs and torso, but they forget specific exercises for the muscles of the face and neck. For some reason, people seem to forget that these muscles also need to be exercised regularly to maintain healthy muscle tone.
Basically, face yoga involves carrying out facial workouts similar to other body yoga workouts. Medical practitioners have found out that people who carry out face yoga for at least five to ten times every day go a long way in preventing wrinkles and lines on the face.
Primarily, these simple exercises produce tremendous results such as face smoothing, lifting the eyes as well as tightening the neck. It would, therefore, be of no need to apply any anti-ageing artificial product while yoga is just perfect for you.
Although there are a massive number of facial yoga exercises, we are only going to discuss 6 of them in detail. If you follow these practices with the commitment and dedication they deserve, rest assured of a wrinkle-free face.
6 Facial Yoga Exercises You Can Try
1. Try To Smoothen Your Forehead
To make your forehead smooth, you have to perform a particular set of specific exercises for your facial yoga to come out as successful.
First and foremost, you should make sure that your eyes are as wide open as possible. In doing this way, you should ensure that the white part of the eye is exposed outside in as much possible way as you can. This should be done for a few moments until your eyes start to develop some drops of tears.
According to research by ncbi, this is an anti-ageing smoothening process that is highly effective in eliminating wrinkles and lines on the face.
In addition, the same study found out that, out of all the recorded participants in the research, those of them that were subjected to this exercise showed an anti-aging smoothening of almost 60%. On the other hand, those who did not perform this exercise remained the same or even the situation grew worse.
2. To Firm Your Cheeks
As the name suggests, this is an exercise that mainly focuses on getting your cheeks firm and keep them tightly in their position. Firming the cheeks is a simple process that involves taking a deep breath and then putting the air obtained in your mouth.
Afterwards, you are supposed to gobble the breath from each side of the cheek for around two consecutive minutes and then release the air from your mouth.
Although this is a very tiresome process to the cheeks, it is more than beneficial. This is mainly because, it not only strengthens the muscles of the cheek, but it also prevents them from becoming hollow and thin. Apparently, people who observe this practice always have firm and almost plump cheeks.
3. Getting Rid Of The Crow’s Feet
This is a practice which may help you in lifting your lower lid. Although this is an exercise that sounds so difficult to a lot of people, you can achieve this through practice.
First and foremost, you should try gently flexing your lower lid without moving any other single muscle in the face. You should then add some pressure with your fingertip for the muscles to work against.
When performing this practice, all the facial wrinkles are eliminated by the pressure exerted by the fingertips. Severally repeating this process would ensure all the facial wrinkles and lines completely disappears.
Primarily, when the muscles around the face are all working, you are preventing the skin from folding and developing facial wrinkles.
4. Lifting Of The Nasal Labial Folds
This is a general facial yoga exercise which aims at preventing the face and cheeks from becoming slack. This is done by entirely smilingly showing your teeth.
The creases formed from the spaces created between the cheeks and the nose should be gently pressed in both an upward and downward manner. Creating such resistance of the muscles ensures that facial wrinkles and lines are kept in check.
This is a practice that helps the cheeks remain both round and plump and therefore retains their youthful nature. This is because, when the fingers push the muscles, they try to push back and become stronger in the process.
5. Prevention Of Neck And Chin Sagging
This exercise starts by pressing the tip of the tongue against the mouth’s roof. When smiling, you should try to swallow while the chin is pointing at the ceiling.
Exercising the lower part of the face and the muscles of the chin and jaw can help prevent jowls or flabby skin around the jaw that occurs with age.
Since the neck is one of the first places that show early signs of aging, you should make sure do not forget this part of your body. This is a practice that will help you in tightening the jaw.
This is because the chewing muscle that surrounds the neck and the chest is also tightened and becomes firm.
6. Keeping Your Face On A Neutral State
This practice requires that you align your face in a specially designated position. For instance, you should keep both the mouth and eyes closed and then keep your face relaxed. You should then try to smile with your eyebrows already in check.
The good news is that this is the easiest of all the facial yoga exercises that we have talked about today. Just like a computer or a phone is rebooted to a healthy condition, this is how keeping your face in a natural state impacts on you.
Since grimacing and wrinkle forming is an unconscious activity, we have to regularly put our faces on a natural state to offset the lines.
I would suggest that, if you are in your middle ages and feel like facial wrinkles are starting to creep in, there is no need of taking artificially prescribed drugs. Practice these facial yoga exercises and rest assured of great results that will eliminate wrinkles and fine lines.