The idea behind facial yoga is the same as for the rest of the body: the muscles of the face naturally start to lose elasticity and flexibility with age as they are less stressed, which gives the face an appearance collapsed.
Your face is made up of over 50 muscles that stretch across your skull like overlapping elastic sheets, and facial tissue. These muscles can move individually or in combination, creating the many facial expressions.
But aside from allowing you to express your emotions, facial muscles play a key role in the shape and contours of your face, and it’s for this reason that facial yoga can help you maintain a more youthful appearance despite age, for example avoiding droopy eyelids and a sagging neckline.
Firm, youthful skin with supporting muscles
Regularly working out your various facial muscles will ensure that they stay firm, which supports the skin and prevents sagging. Increasing the flow and circulation of blood to these muscles can also help fight wrinkles. Obviously, adopting a regular program of facial yoga is better than resorting to costly and potentially dangerous cosmetic surgery. It doesn’t require any special equipment, although there are various supposedly useful props, and generally speaking, you can easily practice face yoga by simply using your fingers to create a slight resistance.
Some exercises to help you maintain a youthful face:
The muscles in your face need exercise, just like the rest of your body. And the exercises of g
facial yoga works exactly like exercises that work other muscles.
– Raise your eyebrows as high as you can and hold the position for five seconds.
– Open your mouth as wide as you can, stick your tongue out as far as you can and hold for a few seconds.
– Press the three middle fingers to your cheeks and smile as hard as you can so that your cheek muscles are pushed against your fingers.
– Move your nose side to side as much as you can.
– Raise your eyebrows as high as you can, open your eyes as wide as you can and then frown.
– Pucker and advance the lips as far as possible forming an “O”. Then change that expression to a big smile. Repeat several times.
– Sit in a comfortable lounger and look up at the ceiling. Bring your lips forward and stick your tongue out as far as you can to work your neck muscles.