YOGA

Yoga to gain weight

When it comes to reveal the old treasures of India, Yoga has its distinctive and special place.The great practice of yoga is adopted worldwide and its astounding effects are very eminent. Although it is commonly known for losing weight but the fact is that the holy practice of yoga gives you a perfect physical and mental state too.

Being overweight is not the only problem. Along with that, if someone is underweight, it is also an issue to think upon. If a person is thinking about gaining weight then having a proper diet is the first thought that clicks in our minds. But it does not work for all;hence they have to put some extra efforts too. Yoga can help you gain the required weight. Many a times, proper diet do helps you gain weight but not in the required proportion and shape which you desire. So, to make it happen, yoga is a definite step that will help you to get a toned and attractive body.

The Poses of yoga are called “Aasan” and some easy Aasanas to gain weight are:

  1. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose):

Bhujangasan is form of Hatha yoga. It helps to strengthen your body and toning the abdominal muscles.

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How to do:

  • Spread mat and lie down on it in prone position.
  • Stretch your hands above your head while the legs are kept together, with heels touching the ground.
  • Slowly bring your palms beneath your shoulders with the help of your fingertips in line with your shoulders.
  • Inhale slowly, lift your head to see ceiling. Hold on this position and try to make shape like cobra.
  • Hold position for 30 to 60 seconds and breathe normally.
  • Exhale and roll your body down – chest, neck and then forehead and return to the normal position. Stretch out your arms slowly.
  • Repeat thrice, with 15 second relaxation between each time.

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  1. Sarvangasan (Shoulder stand pose):

This is a basic pose, but needs to be performed with greatest care. This is best for those who are suffering from hyperthyroidism as the shoulder stand improves functioning of the thyroid gland, thus surely give better metabolism rate. This helps everyone to gain weight.

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How to do:

  • Lie down in prone position.
  • Exhale deeply. Now, while inhaling raise legs till they are perpendicular to the ground.
  • Now, exhale and simultaneously raise your waist while pushing your legs backwards beyond your head.
  • Support your waist with your hands.
  • Hold it for 30 to 60 seconds and breathe normally.
  • Exhale slowly, bend your knees, curve the back and return your body to initial position carefully and gently.
  • Repeat thrice and take rest about 30 to 60 second between each round.
  1. Vajrasana (Diamond Pose):

It is also known as the thunderbolt pose. It is the most helpful to improve digestion level. So it ensures better absorption of nutrition and weight gain adequately.

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How to do:

  • Sit down on the floor on your knees with buttocks resting on your heels.
  • Allow your palms to rest on your thighs and keep your palms in dhyana mudra.
  • Make sure your back is erect.
  • Hold on in this position for about 60 to 180 seconds with deep inhalation and exhalation.
  1. Pavanamuktasana (Wind-Relieving pose):

This asana is normally advised for gastric problems, like indigestion and constipation. Better the digestive system, better the nutrition power and if nutrition power is good than automatically you will start gaining weight in a quick span of time.

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How to do:

  • Lie down in supine position with your arms beside your body and strengthen the feet while heels touching each other.
  • Fold your knees.
  • Inhale and exhale deeply, slowly bring knees towards your chest, with thighs;excreting pressure on the abdomen. Make sure that your knees are held in place with the help of clasped hands.
  • Inhale again and while exhaling, lift your head so that the chin touches the knees.
  • Hold the position for about 30 to 60 seconds, while breathing deeply.
  • Slowly exhale, and release the knees and bringing your head back to the floor.
  • Relax in savasana.

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  1. Matsyasana (Fish Pose):

This pose is the best to gain weight. Make a pose similar to the abdomen pose which is mentioned above. This pose will help you gain great nutrition and hence will help you gain weight.

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How to do:

  • Lie down in spine position.
  • Conduct your feet together.
  • Keep your palms on either side of body with palms facing downwards.
  • Slowly, bring your hands beneath your buttocks.
  • Press your elbows on the floor, while arching your spine.
  • Hold your position of about 30 to 60 seconds, while breathing normally.
  • Slowly exhale and make your body to rest at the prone position.
  • Repeat this for about 3 times and keep short intervals of 15 seconds each time.
  1. Savasan (Corpse pose):

This is the easiest yoga pose. Most probably it is done at the end of the yoga session when all the poses are performed and you need to start the relaxation session.

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How to do:

  • Lie down in prone position.
  • Keep your feet together.
  • Allow your hands to rest on either side of body, palms facing your body.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Inhale and exhale deeply, and make your body relax completely.

Having a perfectly toned body is a bliss for any women and nowadays, almost everyone is being conscious about their body and weight (which is a good sign by the way). Yoga is the easiest and the most perfect way to have a great physique.You also need to remember that yoga is a regular practice and it needs patience too. But the results will be eye catching, you could be really sure of that. And as they say,healthy soul makes home a healthy body, so it is the time to get one for you. What we ask from you is just to follow the above Aasanas and be ready to see yourself in shape; and this time in a “perfect one”.

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Give 10 Minutes To Yoga And Experience Its Magical Effects

Are you fed up of dealing with that extra belly fat and going to gym is not your thing? Don’t worry there are various other alternatives that are also available, rather than choosing the option to gym to excrete out excess sweat by working out on treadmills and by lifting weights. The best way to manage your body and maintain the figure is to do YOGA but on daily basis. It is an effective way to lead a healthy life and discard diseases. Also, it is the best channel to capitalize energy in a productive way and remain energetic for all day long. Since most of the diseases are caused due to cholesterols or excessive fat in the body, nothing can work better than Yoga. Therefore, here we are enlisting nine amazingly efficacious yoga routines which are not at all time consuming but can astonishingly make you lose weight. All you need to begin with is; 10 minutes from your morning mundane and a yoga mat. It is equally important to wake up early so that fresh air can be inhaled because the morning air is the most pure air with maximum oxygen in it.

Let’s get started!!

  1. MOUNTAIN POSE

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The first and foremost pose of yoga is Mountain pose. It affects and strengthens the limbs, thighs and core. This pose also helps in elongating the body trunk or spine.

STEPS:

  1. Get in the mountain pose by placing your legs together but heels at a marginal distance.
  2. Place your arms on the sides, the palms lining frontwards.
  3. Straighten the spinal cord and pull back your shoulders keeping them at a considerable distance from your ears.
  4. Now press your feet into the mat.
  5. Then unfold your toes and press all the four corners of your both the foot in such a way that mat becomes their center point. Also, engross the lower portion of your belly and thighs.
  6. In the same position, keep your eyes closed and tardily wreak your both the hands together marking the center of the heart. You can get a clear idea from the picture given here. Hold about three breaths inside in such a way that it billows your lungs fully and relieves your upper body.
  1. STANDING SIDE LEAN

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Standing side lean is also one of the weight reducing yoga postures that also helps in strengthening the core and provides appropriate lengths to arms and side body. Go through the steps to perform it with perfection:

STEPS:

  1. Take your arms over your head and tangle your fingers leaving the thumb and index finger free.
  2. Now tenderly compress your arms into the direction of your ear.
  3. Next, inhale some fresh air and along with that stretch your body upwards while pressing your feet into the ground’s direction. Then bend towards your right.
  4. Exhale after holding onto the breath for a while. On exhalation, assemble belly towards back pressing the feet down and transact yourself back in the center position.
  5. Repeat the same steps while doing this standing side lean pose towards the left side.

Repeat the steps for four times on each side and then switch again to the mountain pose.

  1. MOUNTAIN POSE-CHAIR POSE FLOW:

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Mountain Pose-Chair Pose Flow is a combination or a link between to poses, the mountain pose and chair pose. This pose will be a great help to you in strengthening the trunk of the body along with the thighs and claves. Moreover, it also works superbly in lengthening the arms and the trunk. The following steps should be followed for the correct posture:

STEPS:

  1. Take a deep breath and stretch your arms upwards.
  2. Then drag your arms down while exhaling the air and then take your arms behind your body and bend on your knees besides lowering your butt, hence making a chair position.
  3. Now again inhale and stretch your hands overhead remaining in the previous pose i.e. chair position.
  4. Last, Exhale the air by getting onto your knees again.

Replicate these steps for at least 10 times for speedy results.

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  1. WARRIOR II FLOW:

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Warrior II Flow Yoga Pose is a perfect way to strengthen the shoulders, torso and thighs. Nevertheless, it also helps you in getting the appropriate length for your arms and side body thereby maintaining the weight of your body according to your height and age. Check out the steps to do this yoga exercise:

STEPS:

  1. Stretch your legs apart and extend your hands on both the sides. Make sure that the legs are spread enough wide to align with the wrists.
  2. Now outstretch your left leg at the back in such a way that it goes parallel to the mat and bend your right knee while keeping your right foot pointing on the front side.
  3. Drag your hand in the upward direction. This is where you exactly come in warrior II position.
  4. Take a deep breath, and try straightening your right leg. Along with this, also join your palms with each other.
  5. Then immediately return to the warrior II position on exhalation.

Do this exercising for at least 10 times. Keep on switching to different legs while repeating in order to avoid cramp like situation.

  1. DOWNWARD-FACING DOG:

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Downward-Facing Dog is such a yoga pose that helps in toughening shoulders and elbows. Besides this, it also elongates calves, spine and hamstrings. Now, how would you perform this yoga posture? Here comes:

STEPS:

  1. First of all, get onto all four limbs of yours. Then, spread your hands and waist line a bit more than the normal alignment.
  2. Now make a strong grip of mat with your palms and toes.
  3. Push your hips up making an arrow with your body pulling the belly inwards. Widen the space between toes and raise your heels above putting the base on the toes.
  4. Hold this pose while breathing and breathe for at least 5 times before exiting this pose.
  1. DOWNWARD-FACING DOG-PLANK FLOW:

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Downward-Facing Dog-Plank Flow is again such a yoga pose that acts as a link between two different poses and they are: The downward facing dog pose and the plank pose. Apart from losing weight, this yoga strengthens the shoulders, forelimbs and trunk. Check out the steps on how you can perform this pose:

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STEPS:

  1. Switch from the earlier pose into the plank or straight pose. Stretch your spinal cord and press your heels onto the back of wall while exerting pressure on the thighs.
  2. Push the body back into the downward-facing dog pose, by making toes the base and lifting the hips upward again. Exhale the breath while getting into this pose.
  3. Repeat this for 5 to 10 times for quick results.
  1. MODIFIED SIDE PLANK:

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The modified side plank pose gives strength to the core, abdominal muscles and shoulders and hence keeps you to stay active throughout out the day. Wish to know about the correct steps and then here they come:

STEPS:

  1. Switch from plank pose by lowering your left knee and resting it onto the mat while letting the right leg remain extended.
  2. Turn your upper body towards the right side, exerting the pressure on your left hands finger and left toe.
  3. Lift the butt slightly up and drag your right arm above the head.
  4. Keep on holding the same position till at least 5 to 10 inhalations and exhalations. This is all.

Repeat the same steps on the opposite side of body when you perform it for the second time. Keep changing the sides.

  1. WIDE-ARM COBRA:

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Wide-Arm Cobra pose is the most effectual exercise to brace up the back muscles. It also provides extended lengths to chest and spinal cord. We bring you the accurate steps to do it appropriately. These are:

STEPS:

  1. Lay on the mat in an upwards-don position; that is by facing in the direction of the mat. Bend your elbows and place the palms in the alignment of breastbones but at a slight more distance than that of the width of the mat.
  2. Rest your hand on the base of finder tips in such a way that your elbows point into the sky’s direction.
  3. In the similar way, rest your feet on the toe tips.
  4. Now slightly lift your body upside from the mat thereby stretching the spine. Inhale and exhale breathe for at least 10 times before leaving this pose.
  1. CHEST OPENER:

 chest-opener

To perform the Chest Opener yoga, you would need a yoga block to work out correctly. If yoga blocks are not available then you can use some cushy pillows or rolled towels. The steps are given below:

STEPS:

  1. Lay on the mat in an upright direction; that is, facing the sky in a relaxed position.
  2. Keeps your knees bend and at a slight more distance than the width of hip.
  3. Place two yoga blocks (or alternatives), one underneath your head and one betwixt the length of shoulder blades.
  4. Bring your knees together and spread your arms out on both the sides.
  5. Exert the body weight onto the blocks in such a way that it helps the chest area to expand with every breath. Rest in this position for at least 2 minutes.

Working out this routine every day for at least 10 minutes can reduce the fat contents in your body to immensely to levels and make you stay slim, healthy and happy for time undefined.

These exercises do demand some effort and a bit of sacrifice by giving up your extra sleep of 10 minutes in the morning but if you follow them sincerely on regular basis then we are sure that the results would be worth your sincerity, sacrifice and efforts. At least, give a try and let us know how these yoga exercises helped you. Also, highlight the other benefits that you cherished. Don’t be surprised, if you see your weight reduced at the very first instance when you stand on weighing machine after doing these yoga exercises regularly for couple of days.

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18 BEST FACIAL YOGA EXERCISES & THEIR IMPORTANCE

Your face speaks of your soul! It is the first and foremost way to express your heart out. The way we look before others, it actually shows how much time we devote for the care and healthiness of our skin. With the growing age, the skin also ages and its signs are clearly visible. The skin around your chubby cheeks becomes less stiff and droopy thereby highlighting the undesirable facial lines. If not taken care of, this loosening of the skin later results into wrinkles. Sounds scary, isn’t it? But the worst part is that these signs are not quickly seeable till they begin to give their own impression on the face. Though make up, plastic surgery, injecting Botox, acquiring a face life and other skin treatments work for sometime but does not help much. Such options only cover up the upper layers of the skin and make you look nice but do nothing good to the surface below the skin which is originally the reason of wrinkles and sagging. So, why not to prefer such an option which works well for both, the upper and the inner layer of the skin and maintain the real look of your skin.

Face-Yoga-Exercises

 

For this, there has been a fresh approach introduced which is termed as Facial Yoga. Facial Yoga also called Face Yoga comprises of those exercises that are exclusively performed for the healthiness of the face and its skin. They enable you to look younger for a long time and do not let your skin loosen up with aging. Our face has total of 50 muscles and to relax them and keep them healthy, facial yoga is one of the best ways of all. Right from giving a youthful skin to make us stress free, these exercises will work wonderfully and create an unseen magic. To add on, with the help of facial yoga, you will be able to have a slim and stiffed face precluding the wrinkles to no more become a part of your facial expressions. Such facial yoga works like a two in one formula, meaning thereby you will not only have an adorable face but also a slim and healthy body as this yoga comprises of facial and other fat burning exercises for the overall body too.

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Apart from all these amazing benefits, Facial yoga bestows you with other miracles too. It ends up your need of going through dangerous and costly treatments like plastic surgeries as well. No peculiar machinery is required to perform yoga, only your fingers and naturally bestowed organs will work well. The most convenient part is that you can do any of the facial yoga anywhere you want. No specific place is required. By doing these exercises, you will completely freshen up, attain mental relaxation and peace and even increase the metabolism rate in your body. Moreover, if you perform these facial exercises regularly and also manage your eating time table as per the balanced dietary chart, you can even enjoy your weight decreasing constantly. Haven’t this been your dream since long? Of course, this all sounds nothing less than experiencing a magic… a healthy magic!

ADVANTAGES AND RESULTS OF FACIAL YOGA

Are you fed up of searching the right skin cream for you? Does that cream is doing no good to you? What are you waiting for!! Give a natural boost up to your skin and face. The above given exercises will give you the most waited results. If you are the one who practices yoga for face on daily basis, there are various changes that you can expect very soon. Such facial yoga helps to have a wrinkle free skin with no face lining and no chubbiness. In fact it helps you to achieve a youthful look they you have lost somewhere along with a stiffened and toned skin with a slim looking face. You need not to wait to perform these exercises only when you are facing any such problems rather you should do all of these exercises from your young age itself just like you go on morning walk since beginning. There is no harm in performing these exercises for face at any age. You can begin whenever you wish to and continue them always for appealing facial features and gracious look. The best part is that their advantages are not only confined to your face but your overall body will enjoy its positive effect. These will also help you a lot in getting rid of double-chin, spots, acne, harsh skin, dark complexion and dull face thereby enhancing the shape of the face and getting rid of unnecessary facial lines as well. Increase in blood circulation of the body and preventing sagging are also its additional advantages.

IDEAS TO HEIGHTEN THE IMPACT OF FACIAL YOGA EXPERIENCE

Experiences help a lot to make things and situations better in your life. From small to big, everything holds a past experience as its base. So, if you want to make the best out of this facial yoga, there are few ideas to heighten the result of it. After all, you have all the rights to enhance your facial features and this can be done by performing some facial yoga on regular basis. So, let’s begin our health filled journey.

 

1) The very first idea speaks about the concentration. You really need to be attentive while performing any of these faces exercises. Be clear of the area of the face where you want to see the actual results because at times it happens that you mistaken of doing a right exercise on the wrong area and so the desired result of facial yoga cannot be achieved. In such a case, you are urged to perform any of the facial exercise before a mirror so that there is no chance of any confusion and you can get the result of your efforts.

face-yoga-meditation 2) Another experience that counts is; facial yoga and body workout exercises should not be done immediately or at the same time. It is advisable to sit and relax for few minutes and then proceed to the other. The reason is that, the workout exercises consume a lot of your energy and force and if facial exercises are also performed at the same time, they will not produce the desired result. Instead, go for facial yoga once your workout yoga is done and do not forget to inhale (take deep breaths) while performing any of the face yoga.

yoga-face-workout 3) For this exercise, you need to posture yourself in a relaxing seated manner and take in deep breaths. Now form a fist with the help of your palms and close your eyes with extreme tightness which will automatically lead in stretching of the facial muscles and the task of this facial exercise will be over. You can give an imagination as to wonderfully this exercise will work in enhancing your facial beauty.

face-yoga 4) One more exercise that can assist you in decreasing the chubbiness of your face is by pressing your lips unitedly which will automatically close your mouth too, as required in this exercise. Now to fill the space beneath your upper lip, blow ample air and in the same pose count from one to ten. Then shift this entire air to your right cheek and do the same counting and same goes for the left one too. Replicate this facial exercise for 10 to 15 times leastwise.

Face-Yoga-Exercises-1 5) While you are the new performer of the facial yoga, it is recommended to go with the easy ones foremost, like those of face-lift exercises. Do not mix the workout yoga and facial yoga together at the very beginning. Once you are comfortable performing the facial yoga easily and have started relishing its magical impact, you can gradually move forward with few easy workout exercises. Remember, it’s a quite later part so do not hurry up. But yes, no doubt, when both of these exercises and yoga are performed together in an arranged series, they are sure to create an unexpected magic. To add on, maintain the process of deep breathing properly while doing any facial yoga. It is one of the best ideas to heighten the results of facial yoga speedily. So, take deep breath and enjoy a young look always.

6) This facial yoga is simple but awesome. If you are trying to reduce the rolypoliness of your face, inspire as much air as you can, till your mouth is fully filled with it. Then just like you do at the time of mouthwash to clean your mouth, you need to perform this exercise too. Displace the air from one cheek to the other in your mouth. Doing this face yoga regularly will help you a lot to make your face look slim, which has been your desire since long.

7) Now comes the second one, which is to cut down the problem of double chin and tone the chin muscles too. Before you perform this face exercise you should know that it is obvious to face a little pain in jaws while doing this yoga. Now, get your lower lip over the above one and effort to get them close to the nose as much as it is possible for you. Once you are able to do so, stay in the same position for about 15 seconds and then return to the normal position. You are advised to replicate this facial yoga, at least ten times a day for speedy results.

Face-Yoga-Exercises-2 8) This facial yoga has a name and it is sunken cheeks exercise. As the name speaks, it is performed for the face portion. You need to draw in your cheeks in such a way that you can analyze the muscular skin of the both the cheeks at one points. The perfect example could be: to drink anything with the help of the straw. This is itself a form of the exercise. Now you need to stay in the same posture for about 15 seconds and just like the previous one, you need to repeat this facial yoga at least ten times a day.

Face-Yoga-Exercises-3 9) Do you wish to decrease the pudginess of your cheeks and buoy up your jaws? Here is an exercise for you which will help you with the same. With an open mouth inhale the maximum amount of air you can and during this, also pull your cheeks with great force. Then slowly and gradually expel the air of your mouth.

Face-Yoga-Exercises4 10) Wrinkles are a great cause of disappointment on your face. So, why not to get rid of it and boost your lost confidence back? All you need to do is to broadly open your eyes and elevate your eye-brows upwards and choose any point to stare at to maintain your concentration. Now stay in this posture for few seconds and recur this exercise for about five times a day.

Face-Yoga-Exercises5 11) With an aim to stiffen your cheek muscles, you need to do regular exercise for them as well. This one is extremely simple and can be performed while doing other household works too. You just need to smile as broad as you can and hold this pose for some seconds. It is advisory to restate the same for at least 15 to 20 times for desired results.

Face-Yoga-Exercises-6 12) It could be any place on your face where the wrinkles can make their home. So if you have been fed up of the wrinkles close to your eyes and few lines that have been formed nearby it then we have an amazing exercise for you which will stiffen and tone them very well. Smile again… but how? Place your index finger on the out nook of your eyes and life them in the upward direction in such a way that your cheeks are also automatically pulled like you are smiling wide. Remain in the same posture for some seconds and then release. You will get a wrinkle free face which will gift your youth back.

Face-Yoga-Exercises7 13) To tighten up the muscles of your lovely face which has now lost it, you have to perform this exercise on the daily basis for about 8 to 10 times a day. Place your thumbs on the sides of your mouth and the index fingers on both the sides of your eyes and give a pull to your skin with the help of your fingers. Stay the same for few seconds, then relax yourself and replete the same. This will definitely stretch your face muscles very well.

Face-Yoga-Exercises8 14) For a steady jaw line and strengthened cheeks, go for this exercise every day. Elevate your face in the upwards direction and looking at the ceiling is the best way to do so. Then exhale the air out of the mouth and that’s it. Do repeat this for some seconds and notice the result gradually.

Face-Yoga-Exercises13 15) Here comes an exercise named Fish Face exercise which is very easy to perform. Just like the name, the exercise is performed. Take in your cheeks with the help of your lips and you will see you have a fish like face. Now smile broad as much as you can. Make the repetition of this facial yoga for about ten to fifteen times in one day.

Face-Yoga-Exercises12 16) Strengthening of the face muscles will definitely return back your entire glow and grace. Now the question is how to do that? Open your mouth very broad as best as you can and stay in the same posture for the maximum time you can easily do. In case, if you start feeling pain due to excess stretching, come to the relaxing position instantly. Then give a try again.Face-Yoga-Exercises14 17) For next facial yoga, follow these steps: You need your palms and eyes to be kept open broadly and then breathe out through your mouth and also stick the tongue out. It is as simple as mentioned. Make the repetition of this exercise for only three to four times in a day.

Face-Yoga-Exercises10 18) The last one… but this one is the dose for one in all because it will boost up all your facial muscles at once. Place your middle and index fingers on both of your cheekbones and stretch the skin upwards to your eyes. Then open your mouth in such a way that it figures out to be an oval shape. Hold on to the same position for few second and then sigh relax. Once relaxed, give it again another try.Face-Yoga-Exercises15

Above given were some of the exclusive exercises for face, but there are many other activities apart from them which also work equal to these. Chewing is such an exercise in itself that it stiffens your cheek and jaw muscles very well. Loosening of the skin is also reduced to a good extent. So, chewing gum is the best option to perform this exercise. In addition, they help you to prevent bad breath also. There are varieties of chewing gums available in the market so you can choose the one as per your wish. For the ones who are diabetic and are advised not to intake sweet things, there are various sugar free chewing gums available in the departmental or medical stores. So, exercise while enjoying, is not at all a bad idea, isn’t it? All you need to do is to incorporate the facial yoga in your routine life and then enjoy its fruits for the whole life.

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