Here is a collection of some easy-to-do facial exercises. These exercises are for specific areas of the face. Start by practicing in front of your mirror until you have all the movements firmly in mind. Do these exercises easily with concentration but without deliberate, intense movements. Don’t do these exercises for more than 5-10 minutes a day, more may stretch the skin.
#1 To relax forehead wrinkles
Raise your eyebrows as high as possible and lower them abruptly. Do this eight times.
#2 To relax wrinkles around the eyes
a) Turn your eyes to the right, and then to the left; roll your eyes up and then down.
b) Look in the mirror and blink, 'pursing’ your eyes.
#3 To ease wrinkles caused by weary eyes and to relax eyes
a) Face a wall, standing about six feet away so that you can see the entire wall easily. Without moving your head, move your eyes, beginning at the upper right corner of the wall and looking down to the floor, turning left to the lower left corner and then raising the eyes to the upper left corner. Repeat this ten times, starting with the right corner five times.
b) Look up to the ceiling and suddenly look down, repeating this ten times.
c) Look from the right corner of the wall to the left and back again, repeating this several times.
#4 To ease and relax lines around the mouth
a) Draw air into your mouth; keep it there counting to ten, then release suddenly.
b) Close your mouth put your forefinger on your lips, and blow the air out, swelling your cheeks as you do.
c) Move your tongue in circles around the inside of your mouth.
d) Whistle a tune with pursed lips.
e) Yawn several times.
#5 To discourage a double chin and relax the head and neck
a) Move your lower jaw back and forth several times.
b) Turn your head to the right and to the left, repeating the movement several times.
c) Stretch your head backward, pressing your lower lip over your upper lip, and slowly open and close your mouth several times.
#6 To ease wrinkles on the neck and relax the head and neck
a) Make a full circle with your head, starting from the left side twenty times and starting from the right side twenty times.
b) Inhale deeply, bending your neck backward; then bend your neck forward and let out air.
c) Sitting upright on a chair or on an exercise mat on the floor, shake your head forward and than backward, slowly at first and then faster and faster.
#7 Total face relaxation
Lion pose: Inhale deeply and exhale thoroughly stretching your entire face muscles roaring like a lion. Repeat this five times. For a detailed instruction of this asana (pose) see here.
See also: Facial exercises for youthful look-part1 & part 2/ Does exercise make you lose weight on your face- part1 & part-2
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