Face Yoga

Facial excercises for a more youthful face

Face yoga is a quickly rising techniquethat exercises facial muscles and no, it’snot the same as face massage. WithFace Yoga, the key is in creating resistanceand the opposite resistancewith the facial muscles and our hands.The technique works directly with themuscles, while with facial massage, themuscle is not actively working. This iswhy Face Yoga helps to release tensionin the muscles, strengthens and tonesthe muscles, and lifts them up – creatinga lifted, toned face.

WHY DO OUR FACIAL MUSCLESNEED ATTENTION?

The fact is that we have more than 50muscles including the neck, face, andskull. These muscles are closely interconnected.Due to gravitation, agingprocess, and lack of use, they soonstart to sag and lose volume. The skinbeing attached to the facial musclesfollows the muscles and starts saggingand wrinkling too.

Face exercises improve blood circulation all the way to the deepest skin layers enhancing collagen and elastin production.

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On the other hand, stress and highself expectations cause some muscleson the face to become tense. Tensionleads to wrinkles, mimic lines, pain,teeth clenching and grinding, and evenheadaches and migraines. In this case,the lack of facial movement affects usway deeper than imagined.

This is why exercising our facialmuscles on a daily basis is important.At the end of the day, our muscles representabout 60% of our facial form.Therefore, they should play a moresignificant role when talking aboutanti-aging.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

When working out your facial muscles,many things happen: tension from themuscles (mostly your jaw and area betweenthe eyebrows) are released andthey become stronger and more toned,creating a nice structure for the skin tolay over. But that’s not all. Face exercisesimprove blood circulation all theway to the deepest skin layers, enhancingcollagen and elastin production.

At the same time, they improvelymph circulation, removing toxins, anddepuffing the face. The muscle movementpositively affects bone density,too. Other positive effects? Face yogaimproves concentration, memory, andcalms down your nervous system.

But the key to success is in learningthe right face yoga technique and sequenceof the exercises. As face yogais becoming more and more popular,many exercises on the internet can befound. Unfortunately, most of themare done completely wrong. The keyto success is to look for a professional,learn the exercises, and the sequence+ keep on going.

HOW DO YOU SPOT A GOODEXERCISE/ PROGRAMONLINE?

1 Understand facial anatomy. As themuscles are highly interconnected, oneexercise for removing dark circles justwon’t work. This is why I recommend you getting a program where you activateand work with all of your facialmuscles first. Once they’re fully activated,you can start focusing on yourconcerned areas.you getting a program where you activateand work with all of your facialmuscles first. Once they’re fully activated,you can start focusing on yourconcerned areas.

2 Avoid exercises containing fastmovements. Your muscles are mostlikely atrophied in the beginning. Doingfast movements will get you out of controland most likely create wrinkles onother parts of the face. Remember tostart slow and control every movementyou do.

3 Activate more muscle groups atonce. If you see an exercise wheresomebody is blowing a kiss or liftingthe opening and closing the mouth -skip it. Choose the exercise with manysteps.

4 Avoid exercises that wrinkle yourskin while you do them.There shouldbe no wrinkle on your skin during theexercise.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Face Yoga is for everybody no matterthe age or sex. The fact is the sooneryou start, the better, as it also helps toslow down the aging process and preventwrinkles from forming.

HOW TO DO IT?

Face Yoga can be easily done fromthe comfort of your own home. Onceyou learn the exercises, you have themforever and you can do them anytime,anywhere. It only takes you 10 minutesdaily as the muscles are small and closelyconnected together. You can teachthese exercises to your clients so thatthey can do them at home, too. Havefun with it and host interactive lives onInstagram and Facebook where you cancomplete sessions together!

HOW CAN IT BE USED IN THE TREATMENT ROOM?

Until now, facials mostly consisted of taking care of the skin only, forgetting that there are also muscles behind theskin that play a crucial role on how theclient’s skin will act in the aging process.

If you are interested in integratingFace Yoga into your practice,Glowinface has developed the first ofits kind face yoga facial treatment forbeauty salons and spa centers. Thetreatment consists of a warm up andworkout that tones and lifts the facemuscles under the guidance of a spatherapist and a cool down where acupressure,massage and skin-care regimetakes place.This way, everything is takencare of; the skin, muscles, facial bones,glands, brain and the client’s overallwell-being.

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Karin Velikonja
KVelikonja@lne.com

The founder of Glowinface Karin Velikonja has been teaching Face Yoga all over the world since 2014. She held classes in the USA, Belgium, UK, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Dubai, and Bali to more than 1000 participants. She fluently speaks English, Italian, Slovenian, and Croatian. In 2018 she created an online version of her signature 5-week face workout program and started offering individual online sessions worldwide. Glowinface is now offering online Face Yoga instructor training starting on February 21th 2021. Professionals and spa therapists can learn how to do and teach face yoga to their clients and which exercises can be implemented in treatment. You can learn more here at www.glowinface.com/license.



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