Warning: Getting Deeper?
Have you noticed that your nasolabial fold lines or “laugh lines” are getting more noticeable recently? When you get up in the morning do these lines linger longer than they used to? As we age, these lines become deeper.
The Shocking Truth about “Laugh Lines”
The nasolabial area is the first area I noticed before I started practicing face yoga. I still remember that evening very clearly when I saw my profile in the mirror at the hallway in my apartment in Tokyo. The evening sunlight was coming through the small window and I saw the deep line on the side of my mouth. I was terrified. I looked so old all of sudden. I felt like my youth was gone forever. That was definitely the moment I decided to do something to stop the aging process if I could.
How To End The Never Ending Cycle
I rushed to the spa to get a facial treatment. I started doing extensive online researche and purchased many different types of “anti-aging creams.” I started investing a lot of money to keep my face young. Did they work? Maybe they did in some way but psychologically I was threatened by the fact that I had to keep doing all the facial treatments and keep buying expensive anti-aging products for the rest of my life! I was still in my thirties. When I thought about all the money I had to spend for the rest of my life just to keep my face look young, it almost depressed me. I felt like there was no going back. I am so thankful for facial exercises. Face Yoga has really helped me, not only psychologically but also financially!
Getting the Best Results
You do not need to spend so much money on your special “anti-aging” products any more. Just try the Face Yoga Method poses for the area that you are concerned about. If you do not use your face, you loose it. Think about dieting and buying healthy food but not really doing an kind of exercise. It may work but in order to get the maximum benefit, you want to eat healthy and exercise at the same time. Right?
Here is one pose for you.
Benefit: This simple and easy pose softens and even eliminates lines around your mouth, especially nasolabial fold lines.
- Breathe through your nose while keeping your mouth closed.
- Move your tongue to the side of your mouth and push against the inside of your cheek with your tongue. Hold it 10 seconds.
- Slowly move your tongue across to the center and then to the left and push against the inside of your cheek with your tongue. Hold it 10 seconds.
- Repeat one more time.
- Come out from the pose and then relax.
You can do it any time and anywhere. Most likely nobody would notice what you are doing. Don’t you love it?
After you try this pose tell me how it felt and if you thought it was in the difficult in the comment section below.