Most woman today are worried on how to get rid of their belly fat, body fat and so on forgetting to pay attention to the fat on their face. It is important to note that facial exercise help you train the muscles around your face and also help in getting rid of the unwanted artifacts that come along with ageing such as baggy eyes, wrinkles, and also help in slimming down your face, giving your face that perfect shape.
Yoga experts do not recommend doing face yoga for more than once a day, as it does nothing extra other than toning the face. Any form of exercise should be done regularly and in moderation to get the desired results; overdoing face yoga might tense the face muscles and cause pain. A 10 to 15 minutes daily regime for upper and lower face each is good enough to get a supple, healthy, and glowing face. It also works on your complexion and relaxes your face muscles, bringing them to the perfect shape. Face yoga usually shows positive results in no time.
So, if you are wondering on what you can do to get rid of you double and flabby cheeks, the best and perfect solution are facial yoga. The steps include:
Lion Pose: Kneel down and place your hands on your thighs. Drop your jaw and open your mouth wide. Stick your tongue out downwards, towards the chin, forcefully. While breathing through the mouth, make a sound from down your throat that replicates the roar of a lion and repeat the exercise a couple of times. The Lion pose stimulates and tones all your facial muscles which makes it is one of the best asanas for the face.
Locked Tongue Pose: Sit in the lotus position. Place your hands comfortably on your lap. Place the tip of your tongue against the upper wall of your mouth like you are trying to swallow the mouth. Keeping your tongue that way, open your mouth slowly and completely till you feel a stretch in your throat and neck. Repeat a couple of times. Breathe normally through your nose. Locked tongue pose chisels your face and shapes your jaw line. Along with it, it also tones your facial muscles.
Chin Lock: Sit down in the Lotus position and breathe deeply. Place your hands on the knees, lift your shoulders up and bend forward. Press your chin firmly against your chest and in between your two collar bones, closing your food pipe. Hold your breath as long as possible, release and repeat. Chin Lock shapes your face and tones your facial and jaw line muscles. It is a boon for people with double chins as the exercise is very effective in getting rid of them.
Fish Face: Suck your cheeks and lips inwards and try to replicate a fish face. Holding that face, attempt to smile. You will feel a burn in your cheeks and jaw. Relax and repeat the exercise for like ten (10) times or more. Fish face tones and stretches your cheek muscles. It makes your cheeks less flabby and your face sleek.
Mouthwash Technique: Fill your mouth with air. Transfer the air in your mouth from one corner to the other for at least ten (10) seconds similar to cleansing your mouth with mouthwash. Continue the procedure for a few more minutes, relax and repeat the procedure for a couple of times. The mouthwash technique tones your cheeks and keeps double chin at bay.
Cheek Uplift: Sit comfortably and smile as wide as you can. Now place the index and middle finger of both your hands on both the cheeks. With the help of your fingers, lift your cheeks towards your eyes. Hold it there for a few seconds and relax. Repeat the exercise a couple of times. Cheek uplifts are perfect for cheekbones, reducing the fat in them and toning the face to make it look younger.
Chin Lift: Sit or stand comfortably. Now, tilt your head upwards towards the ceiling and your eyes following the same. Tighten your lips and protrude them forward as if trying to kiss the ceiling. Hold on to that for a couple of seconds and release. Repeat same a few more times. Ensure you use only your lips when performing the exercise. Chin lift will get rid of your double chin and stretches the jaw, throat, and neck.
Neck Roll: Sit comfortably and keep your head facing forward. Now, bend your head towards one side in line with your chin and turn your head in a circular motion. Keep your spine straight and shoulders down while doing so. Make the circular motions in both clockwise and anticlockwise direction for a few minutes. : Rolling your neck is the most effective way to get rid of a double chin. It tones your chin, jaw line and neck muscles. It tightens the skin of your neck and reduces sagging of the skin and wrinkles.
Lip Pull: Sit or stand comfortably keeping your head facing forward and straight. Lift your lower lip as much as you can by pushing your lower jaw out. You must feel a stretch in your chin muscles and jaw line while doing so. Remain in that posture for a few seconds, relax and repeat. Lip Pull tones your facial muscles and gives you high cheekbones and a prominent jaw line. This exercise makes you look younger and will lift your facial muscles.
Jaw Release: Seat yourself comfortably and move your jaw as if you are chewing something with your mouth closed. Inhale and hum and then exhale. After that, open your mouth as wide as possible with your tongue placed on your lower teeth. Hold it for a few seconds and repeat a couple of times at a stretch. Jaw release gives sharp and attractive cheekbones, a prominent jaw line and reduces your double chin. It stretches the muscles around your lips, jaws, and cheeks.
Eye Focus: Open your eyes wide and make sure your eyebrows are not wrinkled. Stay this way and focus at a point in the distance. Maintain the position for about 10 seconds, and relax. Repeat four times. Make your eyebrows smooth.
Blowing Air: Keep your spine erect and tilt your head backward. Ensure your eyes are directed towards the ceiling and you can see it. Pull out your lips and blow air. Keep doing this for 10 seconds and then relax. Repeat 10 times. Works the facial and neck muscles. Help reduce double chin and gives you a natural face lift and a leaner appearance to the face.
Start doing these exercises and see your face get better sooner than you can imagine.
By Mercy Kukah