Many of us can remember nervously walking into our first yoga class. You probably found yourself worrying about balance, flexibility, if your mat is too close to someone else’s, or if your yoga pants are too tight. Like most things, you get more comfortable with it the more you practice, and with that practice comes the reward of results.
Face yoga is no different. Through a series of exercises that work facial muscles, you can actually tighten your skin and reduce signs of aging. Fans of the technique say the results are comparable to getting a facelift. But one thing is for sure, you definitely feel silly the first few times you practice it.
This technique isn’t as unheard of as you might think. Gwyneth Paltrow is a known participant, and Koko Hayashi, perhaps one of the most well-known face yoga instructors, was featured on Shark Tank and Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
The facial exercises of Gary Sikorski have been studied scientifically, and the technique is proven to make skin look younger and more supple.
Funny faces aside, the facial yoga hype is definitely substantiated. It is certainly more than just a series of hilarious faces, it’s a productive workout for your face, and the results are undeniable.