YOGA YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHY APPEARANCE

 YOGA YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHY APPEARANCE

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A wrinkle and blemish-free skin! Sounds too good to be true, but facial yoga claims to maintain your beauty naturally. The facial muscles are no different than the muscles of the rest of the body. Exercise helps relieve facial stress, facilitates blood circulation across the various areas of the face, and results in stunning, radiant, and happy skin. 

Face yoga is an amazing face slimming tool, simple-easy, painless, and durable, and doesn't cost much time or money. There are several benefits to face yoga, and a study found that it can even improve your mental health. Many people use it for cosmetic purposes, such as reducing wrinkles, natural face-lifting, eliminating double chin, thinning the face. And the most incredible part is, it's all possible. 

The face yoga or facial workout strengthens and aligns the face. And Besides all the cosmetic benefits, it helps with the health conditions like discomfort, snoring, headache, neck pain, and TMJ.

The benefits of face yoga are many, and below listed are our top five facial yoga practices for a healthier appearance. Try the routine once and see the change yourself.

THE FISH FACE

Work the facial muscles and get rid of the flabby round face. Fish face tone and stretch your cheeks and gives you a more lifted and carved feature.

Steps to follow:

  • Close your lips inwards tightly. 
  • Form a "fish lips" formation-suck in those cheeks.
  • Hold this position and try to smile for up to 10 seconds.
  • Repeat the steps at least five times.

     

THE NECK LIFT 

The skin around the face and neck is thinner compared to the rest of the body and one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Regularly stretching the neck muscle can help firm up the natural looseness and even smooth your jawline.   

Steps to follow:

  • Place your fingertips on your collar bones.
  • Tilt your head back gently.
  • While the head is tilted back, puff out your lower lip so you can feel the stretch.
  • Repeat five more times.

     

THE LION POSE

This pose strengthens and tones all your facial muscles. It is one of the most beneficial exercises for the face.

Steps to follow:

  • Sit down and place hands on the thighs.
  • Drop your jaw and open the mouth wide.
  • Stick out your tongue and stretch it down toward the chin.
  • Now breathe through your mouth and make a sound in your throat like a lion’s roar
  • Repeat the exercise five times or more.  

     

FOREHEAD SMOOTHER

With practice, it helps to oust tension, prevent wrinkles, and soften all persistent forehead lines. 

Steps to follow:

  • Make a fist with both hands and place them on your forehead.
  • Apply moderate pressure in the centre of your forehead with the knuckles of your middle fingers. 
  • Now slowly slide your fist to either side and keep that pressure. 
  • Gently increase the pressure when ending your pose.
  • Repeat four more times.

     

THE JAW STRETCH

Get rid of your biggest enemy – the double chin. This exercise helps achieve the goal of sharp cheekbones, a prominent jawline. 

Steps to follow:

  • Squeeze your lips to one side until you feel a stretch in your cheek
  • Turn your head sideways at a 45 degrees angle
  • Hold the pose for few seconds to feel the stretch in your neck
  • Repeat and switch sides.

     

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