Embrace the rejuvenating powers of face yoga and achieve a youthful glow
When most people try to turn back the clock, they turn to costly skincare products and treatments. But there are free options out there that can be highly effective, like the little-known art of face yoga.
Jesse Gabler, the founder of YOGI TIMES, outlines some easy face yoga exercises that can help you regain your youthful looks.
Start by opening your mouth wide and pulling your lips over your teeth. Next, smile as hard as you can. Simultaneously, place your palms on your cheeks with gentle pressure, moving them up towards your temples. This helps in stimulating blood flow and lymph drainage.
This comprehensive exercise offers a natural lift and firmness to the entire face, resulting in a more defined facial structure.
Inspired by the sharp and focused look of a cat, this exercise can lift and firm the area around the eyes. Place your index fingers on the outer corners and gently pull the skin upwards towards your temples.
At the same time, squint to create a slight trembling in the muscles. This strengthens the muscles around the eyes, reducing drooping and smoothing out wrinkles.
This practice reduces the appearance of a double chin, toning the neck area, which loses elasticity with age. Tilt your head back and look upwards, puckering your lips as if you’re trying to kiss the ceiling. Hold this position for a few seconds before releasing.
Regular practice tightens the skin under the chin and defines the jawline, leading to a more sculpted and youthful neck profile.
This exercise can tone the cheeks and reduce smile lines. Suck in your cheeks and lips to create a fish face. Hold this pose for a few seconds and then release, performing this action several times This increases muscle tone and reduces sagging and fine lines around the mouth.
Jesse comments, “These face yoga exercises offer a natural and non-surgical way to combat the signs of ageing’. Although you may not achieve instant results like with surgery, don’t be disheartened; consistently practising these exercises will lead to a significantly more youthful appearance over time!”
About YOGI TIMES
YOGI TIMES is a lifestyle guide dedicated to the modern yogi. Jesse Gabler and Sophie Parienti are the founders of YOGI TIMES. Since its inception in 2001, the company has grown from a small printed newsletter into a global online platform, offering city guides, a boutique, and a university with online courses. Based in Los Angeles, YOGI TIMES remains 100% founder-owned and operates as an independent media platform, empowering its readers worldwide with inspiring content for vibrant, conscious living.