Face yoga refers to the science of exercising and training your facial muscles in a way that they get stimulated and receive accelerated blood flow. Comprising of a fixed set of exercises and poses, it primarily targets the stress-prone zones such as the muscles around your jaw, the brows, the mouth, eyes and the forehead. To attain an ageless, youthful appearance, Vibhuti Arora proposes 5 different exercises—that serve as the best non-invasive alternative to expensive beauty procedures.
Air Push Ups (Starting Position)
This particular exercise works by stimulating the zygomatic muscles of your face, to lift the droopy corners of your lip. Begin with inhaling and filling your mouth with air. Next, push and move the air towards the inside walls of your cheek—from one side to the other. As you do this, you will gradually feel your face heat up. This is because the blood flow is gushing towards your face. Repeat the exercise 20 times.
Air Push Ups (Movement)
Brow Lift (Starting Position)
This signature HOB exercise is a great technique to relax the mind, lift your forehead muscles, along with encouraging lymphatic drainage of fluid stuck in-between these muscles. It specifically works on droopy eyebrows, 11 lines, brow lines and more. Begin with applying some face oil on your index and middle finger. Start in an upward lifting movement from the end of one eyebrow, working your way (inward) towards the other. Once you reach the third eye, move on to the other eyebrow. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
Brow Lift (Movement)
Cheek Burpees (Starting Position)
This exercise works wonders on the nasolabial folds, mouth, cheeks, droopy lips and droopy eyes. To begin, inhale air and exhale from the side of your lips, pushing the air upwards towards the eyes. Move your cheek muscles every time you exhale. While doing so, make an effort to look up. Repeat this exercise 20 times on each side.
Cheek Burpees (Movement)
Face Lift with Hands (Starting Position)
A one minute signature HOB technique, start by warming the oil to activate its ingredients. Transfer the oil all over your face—jaw upwards, cheeks upwards and the forehead (face map as demonstrated in the image). Stretch your face by applying upward pressure from the heel of your palm; upwards from the jaw line, upwards from the cheek muscles and upwards from under the eyes. Repeat this process 3 times.
Face Lift with Hands (Movement)
Face Lift with Hands (Movement)
'O' Flap Workout
This exercise is a great way to promote overall face tightening and jaw line definition, along with diminishing dark circles. Begin by making an 'O' with the help of your lips. Try to ensure that the size of the circle is as small as possible. Stretch your lower jaw into a long 'V' shape. Now, place your index fingers on the bone under your eyes. Look up and flap your eyes, while looking up extremely fast. Repeat this process 6 times.
Face yoga expert and founder of House of Beauty, Vibhuti Arora shows you how to exercise your way to fabulously flawless skin.
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