It comes with no surprise that local yoga studios have been on the trend for years, with studios like Essential Yoga hosting a face yoga workshop in the past and others incorporating the exercises into their everyday classes. More recently, Kom Hot Yoga is offering an online how-to video on their Facebook page this Thursday—follow along to make sure you don’t miss it!
Ready to Try Face Yoga?
To get you started, we’ve rounded up five easy exercises recommended by Danielle Collins, the world leading face yoga expert, to try at home.
Form a “V” with your index and middle finger and place it over your eye—middle fingers resting between your eyebrows while the index fingers sit on the outer corners of your eye. Apply pressure and then, without tilting your head, look up to the ceiling. Raise your lower eyelids to form a squint—you should feel a little shake but don’t worry, that’s your muscles working! Relax, then repeat six more times.
Using your lips, hide your teeth by making an “O” shape with the mouth. Smile widely while keeping the teeth hidden and repeat six times. Next, hold the smile shape while placing one index finger on the chin. Then slowly start to move the jaw up and down—in a chewing motion—as the head tilts gently back. Continue the motion as you tilt your head down again to face forward. Relax and repeat twice more.