Face yoga | What are some face yoga exercises

by Ananya Gupta January 15, 2022

Face yoga | What are some face yoga exercises

Face yoga is a natural way of keeping our skin and face muscles young and healthy. It involves massage and exercises to stimulate the muscles, skin, and lymphatic system under our skin. This helps release tension, stress and worry from your face.

Even traditional yoga has particular Forward bending asanas like uttanasana are great for increasing blood flow in the facial region and stretching face and neck muscles. Yoga asanas that involve holding the asanas for a period of time can be more beneficial to the facial muscles.

Some yoga exercises for the face. They need to be performed with clean hands and a clean face. Face oils, serums or moisturizers can be used to ease the movement of fingers on the face.

Tension relief
Stimulating these acupressure points helps reduce eye strain and has a calming effect.  
Press the inner corner of both eyes for 30 seconds and then circle gently for 30 seconds in a single direction. Repeat this movement in the opposite direction.

Brow smoother
The frontalis muscle is often overused and this helps in reducing the stiffness and rigidity.
After placing the fingertips at the center of the forehead, with gentle force move the fingers towards both temples. Continue this movement for 30 seconds.

Neck massage
This exercise can boost lymphatic drainage.
Tilting the head back, place fingers at the top of the neck. Gently glide the fingers to the collarbone and press into the collarbone for a few seconds. Repeat the movement for 30 seconds.

Face tapping
Tapping relaxes the face muscles and boosts blood flow.
Start at the forehead and use fingertips to rhythmically tap skin. Continue along the face towards the jaw and then tap the front of the neck across the shoulders. Moving up along the back of the neck to the head. At the end rub both palms together to generate heat and cup them over the face, breathing deeply for a few seconds.

Ananya Gupta
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