It is often said in magazines that Cleopatra used honey and milk for her skin. Logical, because milk is exfoliating and honey soothing. But beauty queen Cleopatra did more. Perhaps her biggest secret was training her facial muscles for a youthful look. And if there is one thing that works in the longer term and naturally softens aging, it’s Face Rejuvenation. Either Face Yoga. In Face Rejuvenation, the 52 muscles in your face and neck are central. The principle is the same as going to the gym, only now you do this with your face. Your hands are your weights. The great thing is that it has a cumulative effect, because you build your muscles. Face Rejuvenation coach Zehra Handan tells more about it and immediately gives a number of exercises to get started with.
Face rejuvenation: this is how your face keeps looking young and fit through face yoga
face yoga, face rejuvenation, anti aging, muscles, faceSince everything works together, Zehra also works a lot with the body. When your shoulders are more relaxed, your forehead will most likely relax. Tighten and relax, but also acupressure points ensure that you can slowly and calmly let go of the emotions that you have hidden in your face. In this video she gives a short explanation about Face Rejuvenation and in the photos on the right you can see the effect of Face Yoga on her own face. We all want this of course ;-). The trick, according to Zehra, is mainly; hold on! She has made a selection for us of 5 exercises with which you can train your face every day at home. Learn more about face yoga
1. THE PUFFER FISH – CHUBBY CHEEKS
This pose creates beautiful round cheeks and a natural flush (no more blush needed). Also look at trumpet players, they always have very beautiful cheeks. Keeping your lips together, take a breath through your nose and fill your cheeks. Hold this for 30 seconds. Repeat 3x.
2. THE DUCK FACE – KISS THE SKY
Now you finally have a good reason to make a DuckFace. Around your mouth you have a muscle that you can use to tighten your mouth. This way you can make this muscle stronger, which in turn ensures more blood flow in the lips. This time we also use the hands. Tilt your head slightly, pursue your lips, place your fingers on your mouth and kiss. Look to the right and repeat, look to the left and repeat.
3. THE BIG O – STRETCH FOR YOUR ENTIRE FACE
This is a position that stretches your entire face and promotes blood flow. Place your hand on your forehead (to make sure you don’t create lines on your forehead), look up and open your mouth as if yawning. Don’t force this pose, it’s a gentle stretch.
4. THE HEAD ROLL – TURNING YOUR HEAD IN CIRCLES
We hold a lot of tension in our neck, this tension can often be found in the face. Jawline, mouth and even forehead. Doing this pose loosens up your neck muscles. This gives more relaxation in the jawline and shoulders. Sit upright in a chair, with both hips on a chair or on the floor. Relax shoulders and roll your head 5 times to the right and 5 times to the left. Do this position calmly and gently.
5. TEMPLE EYES – ROLL YOUR EYES
In this position we use all the muscles around the eye. Because we look a lot on screens, our eyes lack good blood circulation, but also the freedom of movement. This position will make your eyes healthier, the skin around your eyes will become stronger again and the blood circulation will be promoted. Sit up straight in a chair, shoulders down and try to breathe in and out through your nose. Look with your eyes up, to the right, down and to the left. Make a complete circle 5x to the right and 5x to the left. Another thing you can do is spread your arms apart like an airplane, your thumbs up, keep your face forward and try to find your thumbs with your eyes.