Face Yoga

Is Your Face Feeling Bloated? 4 Face Yoga Exercises To Try

Have you ever wondered why your face always remains bloated even if you are working out in the gym for a straight 7 to 8 hours in a gym? Well, the answer to this is that you probably have assumed that working out in the gym would also help you in chiseling the shape of your face

You could not be more wrong with this. If you want to have a chiseled and sharp face, you need to try different face yoga exercises which would help in enhancing the shape of your face. There are numerous benefits of face yoga such as healthy blood flow in your entire face, sharp jawline, losing fat from your face, and tight skin.

Face Yoga also helps in reducing wrinkles and prevents premature aging which becomes visible in your face due to extreme stress and frustration. The benefits of face yoga may sound like a joke because, while doing the exercise, you might look every bit funny. However, you will get effective results like a defined jaw and help you in eliminating those wrinkles.

However, while you are practicing your face yoga poses, you might not see results within a short period. It will require consistency if you get the desired results.

Face Yoga Exercises

Here are some of the 5 most effective face yoga poses which can help you enhance your jawline and also sharpen the features of your face.

1. Squishing your cheeks in

This pose is one of the best face yoga poses to remove those laughter lines when you smile or laugh. Moreover, it can also help you in slimming down your cheeks, smoothening your laughter lines, and also help you in defining those jawlines.

How to do:

First of all, relax all your face muscles and then fill your upper lip with as much air as you can fill.

Next, push the air from your upper lip to the right side of your cheek and then to your upper left cheek, through your upper lip.

While you are pushing air from your right cheek to the upper left cheek through your upper lip, make sure your right cheek lays flat against your teeth.

How many times do I need to repeat this exercise?

If you want quick results, you can repeat this exercise four times a day. Then take a deep breath, and repeat this drill another four times. If you are a beginner, this might hurt initially, but you will slowly get in the groove. As a beginner, you can start slowly which will work those facial muscles real hard.

2. Fish pout face

Face Yoga
Face Yoga

The fish pout face exercise uses those facial muscles which are hardly used. This exercise helps in toning your chin and helps in the reduction of those stubborn laughter lines.

How to do:

Firstly, push your lips together in the form of a pout.

Next, without releasing those lips, pull them back in a weird smile.

Keep all the other facial muscles as they are and hold this for five seconds.

Then, you can bring forward your lips in the form of a fish face. Hold that for five seconds.

How many times do I need to repeat this exercise?

To observe quick results, you need to repeat this fish pout face exercise seven to eight times at once. Then, take a deep breath and continue doing this drill six to eight times.

3. Highlight those killer jaws

Face Yoga
Face Yoga

As the name suggests, this face yoga exercise helps in highlighting your jawline and gives a sharp look to your face. However, no matter how enticing doing this exercise sounds, it is going to bum you out.

How to do:

First of all, keep your mouth closed and all the muscles of your face relaxed.

Next, you need to pull the corners of your lips in a downward direction. This seems like an upside-down smile.

In order to do this, the muscles of your neck will be strained.

Maintain this position and then slowly lift your chin upwards.

Maintain this position for five seconds. After that, slowly relax your muscles and take your chin down.

How many times do I need to repeat this exercise?

If you want effective results out of this exercise, you need to repeat doing this ten to twelve times. If you are a beginner, doing ten times will seem extremely insurmountable. Therefore, as a beginner do it five times slowly and then gradually start increasing the number.

4. Lift your brows

The exercise where you need to lift your brows or more commonly known as the brow lifter will help you in obliterating all your wrinkles and fine lines which are spread across your face. However, you need to keep in mind that all the face yoga exercises are a bit funny and perhaps even compel you to do slapstick comedy any minute now.

Therefore, you shouldn’t do these in public unless you are thinking to do a slapstick comedy.

How to do:

First of all, keep the muscles of your face relaxed. Place your hands on your face, in a way that covers your eyes, nose, and lips. It is similar to playing peek-a-boo.

Slowly, open your hands, while still keeping the fingers on your eyebrows and the side of your hands covering your face.

Next, allow your fingers to stretch the skin above your eyebrows towards your ears.

How many times do I need to repeat this exercise?

Continue doing this exercise 20 times and then take a small break. You can continue repeating this drill as many times as you like because it is not that painful as other exercises. Not painful, but still effective.

While you are doing these face yoga exercises, you need to keep in mind that these exercises will not sag or cause more wrinkles. That is a more common misconception. It will tone up your facial muscles more, as facial muscles contract and relax.

Now that you know some effective facial exercises, you need to schedule as to when you will do it. Perhaps, this could be your first thing when you wake up in the morning and have a good headstart for the day.

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