Facial Exercises - The Mental Benefits | Face Yoga Method

The Face Yoga Method (FYM) is a blend of yoga-like body postures and facial exercises that improves your appearance and sense of well-being.  It is a unique technique to turn back the clock. FYM focuses on your facial movements and expressions and teaches you to exercise your face muscles to create a firmer, more sculpted face line.  The end result is younger, radiant, glowing skin.

How Face Yoga Method Works

The muscles are the foundation of the skin. In order to have radiant, tight, beautiful looking skin, you need a good foundation which supports it from below. Face Yoga exercises work by strengthening the muscles under the skin.

As the muscles get toned and grow, they fill in and give you a youthful face. FYM exercises also promote better blood and oxygen flow throughout the face and body making it easier for nutrients to reach the top layer of the skin. When the skin is given proper nutrients, its turn over speeds up and the result is more radiant, softer skin.

By doing simple facial exercises daily, you also add more symmetry to your face, and slow down the aging process.

Age does not matter

It is never “too late” and you are never “too old” to tone your muscles. Anybody can do it anytime, anywhere! That is the beauty of the Face Yoga Method. No matter what your background is Face Yoga can have effect on you.  It does not require any tools and all you need is your own face.

US vs Japan: Cultural diferences

Interestingly, Japanese people use less facial muscles than Americans when speaking.  Most Japanese people don’t complain about having forehead wrinkles because they don’t move their eyebrows as much as Americans when speaking.  On the other hand Japanese people do complain about sagging skin more than Americans because they don’t use their facial muscles as much as Americans.

Face Muscles – Use it or lose it

It is the nature of muscles. If you do not use your muscles, you lose them. This rule also applies to the face muscles. When you use your face muscles, you want to understand how to use them so that you do not get unwanted wrinkles. The Face Yoga Method makes you aware of your “bad habits” of using your face muscles to your detriment and teaches you the “proper” way to use them so that you do not need to worry about your flaw lines anymore.

Facial Exercises & Breathing

Breathing also plays an important role in the Face Yoga Method. In our daily breathing we do not fully exhale the air in our lungs. It is important to fully exhale during FYM, replacing accumulated CO2 with fresh, oxygenated air. By focusing on your breath, you will relax and reset both your mind and body.  Deep breathing promotes better blood circulation in the face and body which is one of the very important factors of a youthful looking face. FYM is a guide to releasing tension through conscious deep breathing and movement of the muscles in the body and face.

Beauty from the inside out

The Face Yoga Method not only makes you aware of your own facial movements and expressions but also of how you view your true self. By practicing FYM consistently, you will become more aware of yourself and the beauty within you! Some of the Face Yoga exercises may seem incredibly silly and they may make you laugh! But that is also the beauty of the Face Yoga Method. Life should be fun, right? Try it for yourself and see what it can do for you!

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