Wrinkles, sagging of face, laugh lines, crow’s feet, double chins, and bags under eyes are some of the aging signs that can make us uncomfortable or even timid. Youthful & charming appearance is an indication of healthy mind & body. Similarly, a smiling face lightens the mood and impresses everybody. A popular study reveals that a baby smiles 400 times a day while an adult smiles barely 8 times. No doubt stress is one of the primary reasons for adults to lose their natural self and also their smile. Excessive stress, uneven lifestyle, smoking & alcohol are the main causes of premature ageing, dullness, and a constantly tired look. Doing yoga is one of the best ways of overcoming these signs of ageing and brightening up the face again. Facial yoga along with meditation can re-establish & maintain facial charm. Let’s check out some facial yoga mentioned below:-

Smiling fish face:

It assist in toning & lifting the cheeks.

  1. First of all suck in the cheeks & lips like a fish & now try to smile.
  2. Hold this position for 5 seconds & then release.
  3. Repeat these steps 4 to 5 times.

 

 

 

Smiling Fish Face

Smiling Fish Face

 

Marilyn pose: 

This pose is named after actress Marilyn Monroe. It creates firmer & fuller lips. Tightly gather lips together & blow a kiss. Repeat this process 4 to 5 times.

Marilyn Pose

Marilyn Pose

 

Baby bird: 

This pose is done to tone neck muscles and prevent sagging, double chins.

  1. Tip your chin upward and press the tip of the tongue to the roof of the mouth & try to swallow. Tilt your head towards right.
  2. Repeat the same for center and left side.
Baby bird

Baby bird

 

Temple Dancer:

This pose focuses on fighting against crow’s feet and sagging.

  1. Open your eyes wider than usual & keep your rest of the face stationary.
  2. Now, look slowly left, then back to center. Look slowly right, then back to center. Repeat 10 times.
Temple Dancer Pose

Temple Dancer Pose

 

Buddha Pose:

This pose is done to relax facial muscles & make them calm.

  1. Simply close your eyes and smile very slightly.
  2. Relax the rest of the face completely to achieve maximum calm.
Budha Pose

Budha Pose

Lion Face:

It is done to tone up the neck muscles.

  1. Take a deep breathe through nose squeeze all your facial muscles & fists of both your hands.
  2. Now exhale through mouth, open your tongue out towards your chin. Roll your eyes up & open your hands.
  3. Repeat these steps 3 to 4 times.

 

Advantages of chosing Facial Yoga for anti-ageing:

  • Cost effective: – As compare to expensive medication & cosmetics it costs nothing. Hence, it seems silly not to give facial yoga a try.
  • Time effective: – It takes hardly 20 to 15 minutes to complete 5 to 6 poses of facial yoga. Whereas, cosmetic treatment may take many hours.
  • No side effects: – Facial yoga has no side effect, whereas cosmetic surgery & medication has much probability of adverse effects.
  • Releases tension :- Facial yoga adds relaxes those face & neck muscles which get stretched most due to our emotions such as stress.
  • Boosts self-esteem & confidence:- It is most commonly seen that when we look better, we feel better. Hence, when our appearance is attractive we are confident to face crowd.