04 Jun Can I create wrinkles with face yoga?
“Can I create wrinkles with face yoga?” must be one of the most frequently asked and controversial face yoga questions of all time.
Wrinkles are created when we repeat involuntary facial movements over long periods of time for example squinting in the sun, frowning when we read, etc.
When we do face exercises, we are doing controlled facial movements that are created to strengthen the facial muscles. We teach you to isolate those specific muscles and relax the other ones.
For example, when we do our signature CHEEK BUILDER. Beginner face yogis tend to move their forehead & eyes- we simply ask them to hold those areas. When isolating the cheek muscles to avoid any tension on the rest of the face.
After each exercise, we also do a gentle massage to smooth out the skin and relax the face- a sort of stretch like you’d do after a set in the gym.
You should not be scared of face exercises, if you’re doing research and trying some from our videos just . Pay attention to what the rest of the face is doing and try to start with bigger muscles. Like the cheeks/forehead and neck which are easier to isolate. Be gentle on yourself and do only what feels right.
If you’re very worried take the below steps to release ALL your fear:
Moisturize your skin!
Have a mirror in front of you so you can see what you’re doing.
When isolating specific muscles pay attention to what the rest of the face is doing; hold those areas with your palms and fingers if you feel they are out of control.
Gently massage your face in upwards motions or tap your skin post-exercise.
End your face workout with practicing the relaxed “Buddha Face” posture – forehead relaxed, jaw unclenched and a soft smile to start the day
Try to enjoy the process and don’t worry too much. I’ve been doing the exercises for more than 8 years (improvising through the first 3) and I still didn’t form new wrinkles with face yoga.
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