NEW YORK (Reuters) - Botox and plastic surgery may promise to reduce wrinkles and worry lines, but some New Yorkers are turning to facial yoga to achieve a youthful appearance
… yoga instructor Annelise Hagen teaches several facial exercises designed to stretch and tone facial muscles... including "The Lion," showing the tongue hanging out and eyes rolled up ... for 60 seconds. … other exercises include "Satchmo," in which the cheeks are blown out Louis Armstrong-style, and "Marilyn," in which glamorous kisses are blown to strengthen mouth muscles for full and firm lips. "It uses the same principles of exercise you would use for any other parts of your body," Hagen said. "Facial muscles also become more toned, so it is a natural way of getting a lift."
Hagen recently released a book, "The Yoga Face: Eliminate Wrinkles with the Ultimate Natural Facelift." She said she developed a workshop using facial yoga because women wanted to look their best, "but they weren't really thinking about how to exercise their facial muscles."
She said facial muscles become weak and flabby and need regular workouts and circulation to reduce wrinkles.
Come on, ladies. We have 2 years to work on those muscles. Miracles still happen.