Join us next Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6pm PST for week 3 of class, during which we will focus on the CHEEKS!
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
During Week 2 of our 6 part face yoga series, we focused on the neck. Naturally, as you age, the neck will sag and loosen, causing neck wrinkles, multiple chins, and sagging jowels. Gravity acts on the skin, and the muscles start to fall, which causes extra fat due to the loss of toned muscles. Facial yoga can naturally tone and tighten the muscles beneath the skin’s surface to regain a toned and smooth appearance.
So, how do we prevent the dreaded “turkey neck?”
Due to our modern sedentary lifestyles in front of digital screens, many people develop neck wrinkles and neck lines even in their 20’s. The good news is, we can prevent these lines from forming and reverse their appearance if they have already formed. In fact, the neck area is one of the easiest areas to tone and see results fast.
Many subconscious habits could contribute to the development of neck wrinkles. Spending hours looking down at your phone is one common bad posture habit. Slouching the shoulders also leads to a bad position of the head and neck, which creates neck lines.
To prevent neck wrinkles, we must cultivate awareness around how we hold our head, our neck, and our shoulders throughout the day, which will give us insightinto how we may be contributing to a double chin, neck wrinkles, and saggy jowls.
How do you sit at your desk?
Are you creating a double chin while you work?
Are you creating neck creases by leaning your head to one side as you talk on the phone?
These small habits go unnoticed in your day-to-day life, but over time they encourage neck wrinkles.
We spend a lot of time sleeping, and if you’re sleeping in a position that doesn’t support your face, you may be spending a lot of time inadvertently aging your skin.
When you sleep on your side, one side of your face is squished into the pillow–you might even wake up with lines and creases. With time, this will leave you with lasting wrinkles and deep nasolabial folds, or even an asymmetrical face.
How To Correct Side Sleeping
When sleeping on the side with a regular pillow, get an additional body pillow. Position the pillow vertically, one side between your legs and the other side you can hug so that your face isn’t completely squished on the side. You’ll notice how much fresher you wake up when you give your face this space to breathe!
Ideal Sleeping Position For Your Face
The best sleep position for your face is sleeping on your back.When sleeping on your back, your face doesn’t get squished, preventing lines and wrinkles on the side of your face. However, sleeping on your back can cause neck creases and a double chin if your pillow is too high.Yet even back sleepers may create a double chin if their head position makes their chin tilt forward. If you stay in this position for a duration of time, your neck will eventually create creases in that area.
Invest in a comfortable pillow for better sleep and a more youthful neck!
Practice these poses everyday for 2-3 minutes each, and you will see noticeable changes in your facial structure and posture!
See you next week!
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Collect every Shikohin Face Yoga NFT for a chance to win free rewards and gifts at the end of the series!