Facial Yoga: to fight wrinkles naturally
Face yoga comprises of a
strengthening exercises for the muscles of your face. Exercises include
rolling the tongue to make vibrating sounds and exaggerated yawns to release the
jaw muscles. It also involves laughing a lot out loud and blowing kisses.
face is an important part of yoga because the face is an indicator of tension in
the rest of the body.
One of the important yoga exercises for face is one that
helps to increase blood circulation, muscle relaxation and relieves
well as stress.
Try to clench or tighten your teeth and open your lips as wide as you can.
Stretch your lips, cheeks, chin and neck to their limit. Hold and release.
Face Yoga Poses to Try
Take a slow, steady inhale of breath and constrict every muscle in your body:
your toes, your buttocks, your fists — everything. On a slow, steady exhale,
relax those muscles, stick out your tongue, widen your eyes and open your hands.
Repeat three times. On the last repetition, try to hold the exhale position for
30 to 60 seconds to really stretch your tongue. This is an excellent workout for
circulation to the face as well as a great way to release tension in the jaw —
which tends to lead to
Stand with your legs in a wide stance with toes pointed slightly inward. Bend
forward until the crown of your head touches the mat. Gently rest your thumbs on
your chin and place your fingers near your cheek. Inversions is recommended for
complexion as the
blood pressure in your head rises and the body reacts by lowering your blood
pressure level, your heart beats slower and your blood vessels dilate, or relax.
Sit in any variation of the lotus position you prefer and place your pointer
fingers on the outer edges of your eyebrows. Then slowly and gently pull your
eyebrows away from each other, and at the same time, close your eyelids.
Twist Times Two
To develop the muscle tone in your face, twist your face when you twist your
body. Once you are in twisted position, lift your cheek and press your lips to
the same side your body is twisting. At the same time, gently stretch and relax
the muscles on the opposite side of your face. Repeat for other side.
Facial yoga does help in maintaining the emotional and
physiological balance, and keeps the mind calm as well. Since it is important to
be healthy, everyone in the 18-60 age group, should practice it. Other
asanas for keeping one’s
skin healthy and
Dated 11 May 2013