Yoga practice has made its name the world over for its health and beauty benefits for mind and body. But what about your face? Hot yoga might drench your brow, and goat yoga might make you smile, but are we missing a trick by not paying our faces much attention during practice?
Face Yoga has been making a name for itself as an alternative anti-aging beauty treatment for some time. It involves using exercises to tone, lift and sculpt facial muscles to counteract sagginess and puffiness for a rejuvanted appearance.
In 2015 the popular workout, ‘Face Love’, hit New York via pop-up SkinGym Face Fitness. Meanwhile its UK equivalent, FaceGym, is still going strong, with a location in the London’s flagship Selfridges department store as well as a stand-alone studio in the capital, and in L.A Skin Fit Gym, is hosting dedicated face training classes for individuals and groups.
“Face workouts are the new facials,” says FaceGym’s founder, Inge Theron, and they’re thriving online as well as in studios, giving rise to gurus like British ‘Face Yoga Expert’ Danielle Collins, who guides followers through various facial exercises via a series of YouTube tutorials. In one of her most popular videos, she targets smoothing out frown lines, showing followers how to massage the area between the eyebrows, and divulging other techniques such as lightly tapping the forehead and gently pinching and pulling at the eyebrows, in order to ‘relieve tension and help stimulate the production of collagen’.
With FaceGym also publishing an article this Spring detailing a series of DIY facial exercises it claims can aid lymphatic drainage and reduce the appearance of under-eye circles, perhaps more of us will be adding some face time to our yoga practice.
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