In the struggle for eternal youth, women forget the most important thing: no matter how much the cream is applied to the face, the facial muscles, whether the eyelids or forehead muscles, lose their elasticity over the years. To combat mimic wrinkles and maintain the muscles of the face in a tone, a yoga technique for the face was developed. It combines the traditional method of training the muscles of the face and neck with elements of classical yoga. Performing special exercises in the yoga program for the face can resist the gravitational effects and age changes that the skin of the face undergoes over the years.
To date, there are several founders of the yoga method for the face. The most famous are the Americans, Face yoga and Marie Veronka Nadie (Facelift). Both women achieved good results in fighting the signs of aging with facial gymnastics and, having written about it each according to the book, became famous.
Video. Yoga for the face with Hagen analysis
Features of the technique of yoga for the face
The practice of yoga for the face requires emotional calmness and mental concentration. Otherwise, practice becomes a banal gymnastics for a person whose mechanical performance is not capable of profoundly affecting a person’s mental state and giving him emotional liberation.
The practice of yoga for the face consists of several main parts:
The first part is aimed at working with the muscles of the face and neck. Yoga exercises for the face are funny grimaces, combined with a massage. Part of the exercises are based on opposition: the muscles of the face are strained, lightly pressing their fingers, interfering with the movement. This increases the load and at the same time protects the skin from stretching.
First, exercises are performed to tighten the muscles of the lower part of the face and neck. Thanks to these exercises, the osteochondrosis of the cervical spine is prevented, the circulation of the scalp is improved, which is the prevention of hair loss, eye diseases, ENT diseases.
Then the exercises are performed directly on the muscles of the face and head. Their strengthening leads to the correction of cheeks hanging, smoothing the wrinkles of the nasolabial triangle, correcting the line of the chin and tightening the upper eyelid, as well as strengthening the muscles behind the ears, which entails the improvement of the whole face oval.
Yoga for the face includes not only exercises for strengthening the muscles of the face, but also teaches you to relax, release tension in the muscles of the face and whole body. Therefore, the second part of the practice includes performing asanas, pranayama and meditation. Asanas are used, which give development to the main muscle groups of the body (the muscles of the press, back, thighs and buttocks), as well as asanas, whose action is aimed at increasing the flow of blood to the skin of the face and head, which leads to an increase in tone and facial rejuvenation, due to improve her nutrition.
Then the breathing exercises of yoga are performed, the purpose of which is to increase the influx of vital energy. The final part of the lesson is meditation and relaxation. This gives rest and fixing the results of the session.
Useful properties of yoga for the face
Regular yoga exercises for the face tonify all the muscles of the face and neck, improve the blood supply to the skin, helping to smooth wrinkles and prevent the appearance of new ones. Yoga for the face develops the mobility of the facial muscles, relieves spasms, eliminates problems associated with excessive or uneven muscle tension.
Like other directions of yoga, yoga for the face develops awareness, as it teaches you to control the muscles, straining and relaxing the muscles of your own volition, and not spontaneously, following the emerging emotions. Simultaneously, the practitioner becomes more attentive to the very process of emotion generation, learns to react more calmly to events in his life.
Yoga exercises for the face are simple, but it is important to perform them regularly. Yoga for the face can be practiced in special classes in yoga studios. It is advisable to do this 2-3 hours a week. Do not overdo it, too. very frequent long-term practice can stretch the skin on the face. Yoga exercises for the face can be performed at home. Adherents of these exercises argue that if you practice every day for only 5-10 minutes, the effect will be noticeable in a week.
Tips for practicing yoga for the face
- Yoga for the face is contraindicated for those who have serious skin conditions.
- Those with fragile vessels of the skin of the face should carefully and accurately perform the exercises, so as not to harm.
- The optimal time for classes is morning after sleep or evening.
- Before practice, you need to cleanse your skin of make-up and you can apply a nourishing cream.
- Doing alone, you should gradually increase the duration of the training, starting from five minutes a day.
Exercises for the face
As an example, we will give a complex of exercises, which is aimed at strengthening the muscles of the face. This complex can be performed at home.
Put some air in your mouth and form a ball from it. Move this ball under the right cheek, under the lower lip, under the left cheek, under the upper lip (clockwise and in the opposite direction). Stop for a couple of seconds. Repeat 5-6 times. Benefits: prophylaxis and correction of the sagging of the cheeks, smoothing of the wrinkles of the nasolabial triangle, correction of the line of the chin.
Pull your chin as far as you can and hold for a few seconds. Then pull it in and stop it too. Then move to the right, hold. Move left, and again stop. Quickly move the jaw to the left and right. Repeat the entire cycle 5-6 times. Benefits: improvement of the oval of the lower part of the face, the double chin is removed, the muscles of the neck and cheeks are strengthened.
On exhalation tighten the muscles of the cheeks, clench your lips and teeth and stay in this position for several seconds. On inhaling, slowly relax your face. Repeat five times. Advantage: the blood circulation of muscles improves, the oval of the face is corrected, the neck muscles are strengthened.
Strongly pull out the lips, folded as for a kiss, hold in this pose. Relax. Repeat 6 times. Benefits: cheeks and chin are tightened, the complexion is fresh.
A false wink
Make the muscles of the muscle movement as if blinking with the left eye (the eye remains open), hold it. The same is with the right eye. Repeat the cycle 5 to 6 times. Benefit: strengthening the muscles of the upper face. Prevention of bags and bruises under the eyes.
Completely smooth out the forehead, controlling the muscles of the scalp (directing the force up and back). Eyes are widely disclosed. Hold for a few seconds, relax your muscles. Repeat 5-6 times. Benefits: prevention of transverse wrinkles on the forehead and nose, preventing lowering of the eyebrows.
Video. 10-minute complex of exercises for the facelift