If your face has been perennially chubby, rounded and cherubic, all you want to do is move over the innocent look and transform it into a sleek and sultry one. There are a plethora of face slimming exercises to help you achieve that, and here are 12 of them listed for you.
Face-slimming Yoga Exercises
Yoga is not as quick as the other slimming practices that you can resort to, but it is natural, painless and long-lasting. Try some of these mentioned below for at least three months to see positive results.
1. Simha Mudra (Lion Pose)
Benefits: Simha Mudra stimulates and tones all your facial muscles. It is one of the best asanas for the face and the thyroid glands in the neck area.
Procedure: Kneel down and place your hands on your thighs. Drop your jaw and open your mouth wide. Stick your tongue out downwards, towards the chin, forcefully. While breathing through the mouth, make a sound from down your throat that replicates the roar of a lion. Repeat the exercise a couple of times.
2. Jivha Bandha (Locked Tongue Pose)
Benefits: Jivha Bandha chisels your face and shapes your jaw line. Along with it, it also tones your facial muscles.
Procedure: Sit in the lotus position. If Lotus posture is not comfortable due to tight hips or knee stress, a cross seated posture is good enough. Place your hands comfortably on your lap. Place the tip of your tongue against the upper wall of your mouth like you are trying to swallow it into the mouth. Keeping your tongue that way, open your mouth slowly and completely till you feel a stretch in your throat and neck. Repeat a couple of times. Breathe normally through your nose.
3. Jalandhar Bandha (Chin Lock)
Benefits: Jalandhar Bandha shapes your face and tones your facial and jaw line muscles. It is a boon for people with double chins as the exercise is very effective in getting rid of them.
Procedure: Sit down in the Lotus position or a variation of a lotus position. Breathe deeply. Place your hands on the knees, lift your sternum towards your chin, and once the sternum locks onto the chin, get the head to bend a bit forward/downward direction.. Hold this position.
4. Fish Face
Benefits: Fish face tones and stretches your cheek muscles. It makes your cheeks less flabby and your face sleek.
Procedure: Suck your cheeks and lips inwards and try to replicate a fish face. Holding that face, attempt to smile. You will feel a burn in your cheeks and jaw. Relax and repeat the exercise.
5. Mouthwash Technique
Benefits: Mouthwash technique tones your cheeks and keeps double chin at bay.
Procedure: Fill your mouth with air. Transfer the air in your mouth from one corner to the other similar to cleansing your mouth with mouthwash. Continue the procedure for a few minutes, relax and repeat a couple of times.
6. Cheek Uplift
Benefits: Cheek Uplifts are perfect for your cheekbones, reducing the fat in them and toning your face to make it look younger.
Procedure: Sit comfortably and smile as wide as you can. Now place the index and middle finger of both your hands on both the cheeks. With the help of your fingers, lift your cheeks towards your eyes. Hold it there for a few seconds and relax. Repeat the exercise a couple of times.
7. Chin Lift
Benefits: Chin lift will get rid of your double chin and stretches your jaw, throat, and neck.
Procedure: Sit or stand comfortably. Now, tilt your head upwards towards the ceiling and your eyes following the same. Tighten your lips and protrude them forward as if trying to kiss the ceiling. Hold on to that for a couple of seconds and release. Repeat the same a few times.
8. Neck Roll
Benefits: Rolling your neck is the most effective way to get rid of a double chin. It tones your chin, jawline and neck muscles. It tightens the skin of your neck and reduces sagging of the skin and wrinkles.
Procedure: Sit comfortably and keep your head facing forward. Now, bend your head towards one side in line with your chin and turn your head in a circular motion. Keep your spine straight and shoulders down while doing so. Make the circular motions in both clockwise and anticlockwise direction for a few minutes, making sure that the shoulders and scapulars do not move up towards the ears.
9. Lip Pull
Benefits: Lip Pull tones your facial muscles and gives you high cheekbones and a prominent jawline. It makes you look younger.
Procedure: Sit or stand comfortably, keeping your head facing forward and straight. Lift your lower lip as much as you can by pushing your lower jaw out. You must feel a stretch in your chin muscles and jaw line while doing so. Remain in that posture for a few seconds, relax and repeat.
10. Jaw Release
Benefits: Jaw release gives sharp and attractive cheekbones, a prominent jaw line and reduces your double chin. It stretches the muscles around your lips, jaws, and cheeks.
Procedure: Seat yourself comfortably and move your jaw as if you are eating with your mouth closed. Breathe well while doing this. After that, open your mouth as wide as possible with your tongue placed on your lower teeth. Hold it for a few seconds and repeat it a couple of times at a stretch.
11. Eye Focus
Benefits: Makes your eyebrows smooth.
Procedure: Open your eyes wide. Make sure your eyebrows are not wrinkled. Stay this way and and focus at a point in the distance. Maintain the position for about 10 seconds, and relax. Repeat four times.
12. Blowing Air
Benefits: Works the facial and neck muscles. Help reduce double chin and gives you a natural face lift and a leaner appearance to your face.
Procedure: Keep your spine erect and tilt your head backward. Ensure your eyes are directed towards the ceiling and you can see it. Pull out your lips and blow air. Keep doing this for 10 seconds and then relax. Repeat 10 times.
Start doing these exercises in yoga for slimming face, and see your face get better sooner than you can imagine.
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