Brighten your inner glow with Face Yoga
You may spend timeless moments purchasing the latest serum, booking costly facials, and cooking broths hoping to boost the collagen in your face. However, the solution might be starting at you in the mirror.
Face Yoga is more than exercise, it’s a practice of self-care that comes from within. Exercised regularly, it strengthens your facial muscles keeping you looking healthy and youthful.
The benefits of yoga are transformative and can have the power to change your life. Face Yoga is no different. It can increase circulation, encourage cell renewal and helps you naturally looking fresh.
What is Face Yoga?
Face Yoga put simply is toning facial exercises. Wellbeing celebrity Fumiko Takatsu pioneered many of the intriguing techniques via her YouTube channel: Face Yoga Method. Best tried in front of a mirror and incorporated into your self-care routine, Fumiko is an advocate that ‘Change Your Face, Change Your Life’.
A few exercises to get you started on your Face Yoga journey
Target dark circles under the eyes
Method: Take hold of your ears, open your chest and breathe out. Pull you ears away from your shoulders and rotate in circles. Repeat moving your ears up and down. Relax and feel the blood flowing to your facial muscles.
Focus on removing forehead wrinkles
Method: Breathe out and make two fists. Relax. With your knuckles, apply pressure to the centre of your forehead to your temples.
Other facial massage techniques include stimulating the skin with finger tapping and training muscles with movement, such as applying pressure while opening the eyes. Face Yoga can be completed anywhere, reducing facial tension and connecting us to our breath.
Does Face Yoga prevent ageing?
According to renowned facial specialist Debbie Thomas, in an interview with Womens Health, facial massage stimulates the skin’s cells signaling to the body to deliver more oxygen and nutrients. This helps with the skin’s lymphatic system, leading to the reduction of those nasty toxins and puffiness. Face Yoga can help to teach us some of the techniques to encourage this cellular movement.
A holistic approach is key
As you know, there’s no magic cure for the signs of ageing. A balanced diet, rest and relaxation, and self-love are encouraged at Virgin Active. A regular yoga practice and trying new techniques to incorporate into your routine could help you looking young and healthy.
You can check out one of our many yoga classes offered at every Virgin Active club in Australia. New to yoga? Book in your free tour, and be sure to ask to check out the yoga studio and classes offered!