An easy introduction to face yoga, the Japanese art of yoga for the face
Do you want to tone your face, prevent wrinkles, or just look good naturally? Originally from Japan, face yoga is for you!
What is face yoga?
Face yoga is a practice that consists of making facial expressions which stimulate the muscles of the face. Marie, a certified face yoga teacher in Tokyo, defines this practice as a "100% natural method which includes a series of facial movements combined with breathing exercises, yoga-like postures as well as acupressure techniques."
Face yoga is helpful for:
- a better blood circulation in the face,
- releasing tension in the facial muscles,
- toning the face and thus looking younger.
Why should you practice face yoga?
Your face changes not only with time, but also according to your habits. The way you sleep, the way you eat, the way you smile or your facial habits shape your face little by little. Unconsciously, you can develop bad habits, which deteriorate your face and create wrinkles. Face yoga helps develop good habits in an efficient and natural way and to boost your self-confidence!
Which tools do you need to practice face yoga?
Face yoga is a natural treatment, which does not require any particular tool except your face and your motivation! A good diet and quality sleep are also the best allies of a face yoga session. Naturally caffeine-free and gluten-free, Café Genshin or Genshin coffee is the perfect organic brown rice coffee to relax and warm up your body.
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How can I start face yoga?
Face yoga can be adventurous or confusing: how do you know which muscle needs to be activated? What movement would help you to release tension in your face? Like any other activity, face yoga requires guidance in order to be practiced correctly in order to see true results.
Marie, a French expatriate in Japan and certified Face Yoga teacher, trained in Yin Yoga and the basics of Ayurveda, will help you in this process.
After almost 15 years working as a project manager in the telecommunications area, Marie decides to leave everything and to change her life. The gap between the corporate world and her personal life oriented towards the discovery of the Self and the connection with Nature had become too big to neglect. She spent more than a year reconnecting with herself with daily practice of yoga, face yoga, meditation, and by attending retreats… in order to create a lifestyle in harmony with who she was. Rich with all these experiences, she became a certified Face Yoga teacher, trained in Yin Yoga and basics of Ayurveda.
Her approach ‘Faceyogananda’ (https://en.faceyogananda.com) is based on the practice of Face Yoga combined with ancestral oriental wisdoms. In that way, Marie guides you towards the (re)discovery of your Natural Beauty, a physical and inner transformation to radiate your unique vibration into the world with joy and confidence. Also follow Marie on social media (@faceyogananda) where she shares Face Yoga poses and lots of beauty and wellness tips.
Have you ever practiced face yoga or are you interested in it? Or maybe you have some beauty tips to stay radiant?
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