The what why and how of face yoga!


Face yoga is a collective term for facial exercises that helps in giving strength to particular muscle groups to upkeep the firmness. It is ridiculously simple and requires no investment once you learn it. The toning of face muscles visibly reduces the signs of aging. And the best part is you just need a few minutes do it anytime and anywhere. Smiling more frequently can be considered a good start.

Smiling is good for face muscles


Without a doubt, the invasion of stress in our lives leads to dullness and weariness on the face. Face yoga can prove very instrumental in driving away these effects. If done regularly, it can result in fuller cheeks and younger appearance as an outcome of increased blood circulation. It is a rejuvenation practice that not only brightens up the face but also aid in the relaxation of nerve connections, thus delaying the onset of wrinkles. 



Get rolling with these quick face yoga exercises:

#1 Eyes massage – to get rid of dark circles

With your fingers clenched into a fist, hold your thumbs upright and make gentle circular movements with them around your eyes.

Duration: 2 – 3 minutes 

#2 Cheek movement – to prevent the muscles from becoming thin and hollow

Puff up as much air as possible in your mouth. Transfer the air from one end to another for 5-6 times. Push out this air while making an ‘O’ with your mouth. A set of 3 – 4 such rounds would suffice.

Duration: 4 – 5 minutes 

#3 Forehead smoother – to help with fine lines and wrinkles

Make a fist with your hands and fingers facing inwards, place the knuckles of your middle fingers on the center of your forehead.  While applying moderate pressure, slide the fists across the forehead for around 6 times.

Duration: 4 – 5 minutes 

#4 Neck lift – to avoid sagging neck and jaw

Slowly drop your head backwards feeling the stretch in the neck. Puff up the lower lip to intensify the stretch. Move your fingers from the neck to the collarbone for 5 times.

Duration: 2 – 3 minutes

#5 Big yawn – To reduce the double chin

Keep your mouth shut, move your jaw as if you are chewing food. Then open your mouth pretending to yawn with the tongue pressed to your lower teeth. Repeat this for 7 times.

Duration: 2 – 3 minutes 

Having spent 20 minutes, diligently doing these facial exercises can give your face a healthier and more vibrant look.

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