Here at The Relaxation Centre we’re huge advocates of yoga and offer weekly classes in our Meditation Room. But the latest craze to tickle the fancy of those we fancy (Gwyneth, Aniston, you know the types) is FACE yoga.
Yes, that’s right, the art of face yoga is spreading across the globe like a cat video and we totally buy in to it. By relaxing the muscles in the face we’re preventing tension and what does tension create? Wrinkles. Do we want those? Not really no, if we had a choice, let’s be honest.
In summary, face yoga does for our face what regular yoga does for our body: relaxes and tones the muscles and makes us look ruddy marvellous in the process.
Want in? Well here’s some exercises that you can try right now (or perhaps wait until you’re alone…) from The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method:
Try this easy 20 minute routine, six times a week
1. The V
What’s it good for? Drooping eyelids, crow’s feet, eye bags and puffiness
Step 1: Press both middle fingers together at the inner corner of the eyebrows, then with the index fingers, apply pressure to the outer corners of the eyebrows
Step 2: Look to the ceiling and raise the lower eyelids upwards to make a strong squint, the relax
Step 3: Repeat six more times and finish by squeezing eyes shut tightly for 10 seconds.
2. The Smile Smoother
What’s it good for? Cheek lines and sagging skin
Step 1: Hide the teeth with the lips to make an ‘O’ shape with the mouth
Step 2: Smile widely while keeping the teeth hidden and repeat six times
Step 3: Hold the smile shape while placing one index finger on the chin. Then start to move the jaw up and down while the head tilts gently back. Relax and repeat twice more.
3. Smooth the Brow
What’s it good for? Horizontal forehead lines
Step 1: Place both hands on the forehead facing inwards and spread all of the fingers out between the eyebrows and hairline
Step 2: Gently sweep the fingers outwards across the forehead, applying light pressure to tighten the skin
Step 3: Relax and repeat 10 times.
4. The Flirty Eyes
What’s it good for? Deep eye hollows and drooping eyebrows
Step 1: Place an index finger under each eye, pointing towards the nose
Step 2: Hide the teeth and tease the top lip and bottom lip away from each other at the mouth
Step 3: Flutter the upper eyelids while gazing at the ceiling for 30 seconds
5. The Giraffe
What’s it good for? Lines and loose skin on the neck
Step 1: Looking straight ahead, place the finger tips at the bottom of the neck and lightly stroke the skin downwards with the head tilted back
Step 2: Bring the head back down to the chest and repeat twice more
Step 3: Finally, jut the lower lip out as far as possible to pull the corners of the mouth down and place finger tips on the collarbone with the chin pointed upwards. Hold for four deep breaths.
Rather someone else do the work and fancy a real treat? Why not book a Holistic Face Massage? Just £36 on its own or come with a friend and get one for cheap with our Saturday Twilight for Two package. For more details, click here.