Barking mad or the best thing since sliced bread?
Now that we’ve debunked mindfulness, today we’re taking on another elusive but extremely effective activity: face yoga. The very putting together of ‘face’ and ‘yoga’ might sound the alarm to you. Is this just another fad gone mad? Well we asked the very same question, which led us to dig a little deeper. We then realised what we had been missing out on. Today we share what we found so you can be in on this well-kept secret to looking and feeling your best.
Well, what is it?
Good question. Face yoga, much like it sounds, is sort of like a gentle workout, but for your face. We have 42 individual muscles in our faces. They are responsible for everything from allowing us to convey a beaming smile or the power to cast a withering glance at the car just pushing in front of us in the queue for the last parking spot.
As such, it’s crucial that we keep these muscles in great nick. We are blasted with advice to go to the gym, stay fit and keep our bodies in the best shape possible. But, what about our faces? That’s where face yoga comes in.
Face yoga is defined as a holistic method that brings together wellbeing, acupressure, relaxation and muscle toning exercises. Essentially, it comprises a gentle workout of all the muscles in your face. This is through exercises like specific massages and applied pressure. Stretching our mouths, raising our eyebrows and generally pulling some very silly faces actually goes a long way in releasing the tension we hold in our skin.
What good will it do me?
This is the really great part. Joining regular face yoga classes means you can chuck out the expensive oils, makeup and (perish the thought) surgical “enhancements”. Consistently ‘working out’ our faces following the guidance of a trained teacher has the power to soften, relax and tone the underlying muscles in your face, giving it a lift over time.
Where do I start?
At The Joy Club, we run regular face yoga and skin care classes. There are trained instructors and expert practitioners like Kris Davies, who is trained in the Danielle Collins Method. One of our best loved speakers, Kris is a seasoned beauty and holistic therapist. She is passionate about DIY modalities and techniques for the skin, body and mind “without the BS”.
What is The Joy Club?
Face yoga is just one of the classes we recommend. But each month we run over 50 live online events for members. These include everything from exercise classes to creative writing and a fascinating selection of expert talks from psychologists, historians, journalists and more.
If you have been tempted to give face yoga a go, why not come along to one of Kris’s live online classes? Becoming a member costs just £5 a month. That’s right, not £5 per class, but per month. It means you get access to all our talks, activities and classes for the price of a cup of tea and cake.
When you become a member, you also enjoy access to exclusive articles and videos every day. You can connect with people who share your interests and have your say in our forums. New members get a one-month, no obligation free trial (no card details required!).
Interested? Click HERE to find out more and sign up for free today!