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Try Face Yoga for a Natural Youthful Glow

What is face yoga? To put it simply, it's exercise for your face. With facial yoga, you don't need to be in a gym or on a mat - you can do it anywhere! It only takes about 5 minutes each day. Watch this video where Ranjana Khan demonstrates how to practice facial yoga.

This is truly a holistic approach to facial care. While maintaining a balanced skin care routine is essential to healthy skin, practicing regular facial yoga adds amazing anti-aging results that can't be beat. Facial yoga is practiced among people looking to achieve a youthful glow without intrusive procedures or painful injections.

Is facial yoga suitable for everyone?
The answer is: YES! Everyone can benefit from facial exercises, especially those suffering high stress loads and emotional despair - which manifest on our face as 'natural signs of aging' (fine lines and wrinkles). This does not have to be our natural way of life! We can reverse, better yet prevent the natural signs of aging by practicing facial yoga regularly. You will expect results imparting a youthful glow and enhanced lift, among many other psychological benefits.

Here are some exercises for you to try!
(credit: TIME)

Free Your Tongue
It is recommended that you hold this pose for 60 seconds. It is good if your eyes water; that flushes the toxins that may have accumulated there.

Temple Dancer Eyes
This exercise works on the ring muscles of the eyes to prevent sagging skin and crow's feet.

Smiling Fish Face
Smile while pursing your lips. This pose is modeled after the look celebrities often give the paparazzi.

Lion Face, Part I
Inhale through your nose, make fists and squeeze all your facial muscles...

Lion Face, Part II
Now exhale through your mouth, stick out your tongue, roll your eyes up and open your hands. Repeat three times.

Surprise Me!
Widen your eyes, as though surprised, but try not to wrinkle the brow. Focus on a point in front of you for about five to ten seconds. Then repeat, four times.

Named for Louis Armstrong, this poses mimics the cheeks of a trumpet player.

The repetitive puckering and blowing creates stronger, firmer lips.

Baby Bird
Swallow while pressing the tip of the tongue to the roof of your mouth. Then tilt your head slightly to the left and swallow. Then repeat, towards the right. This exercise helps jowls from forming.

Buddha Face
Close your eyes, relax and imagine a point between the brows. Hold for one minute, or longer.

Here is another link to a few more moves on Byrdie

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