Yoga provides a great variety of exercises to slim down the face, reduce double chin and tone the jawline. The following are most effective.
- Pull a face: Open your thumbs inside your mouth between your back teeth and the cheeks. Now hold your thumbs about half an inch away from your teeth and, in six small movements, pull back your cheek muscles against the resistance of your thumbs. Hold for five seconds before returning to the starting position and repeat the exercise.
- To tone up the jaw line: place your elbow on a table with your first underneath your chin. Now slide your lower lip up and push it over your top lip towards your nose. Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth and keep increasing the pressure gradually for the account of five seconds. Repeat the exercise.
- Remove a double chin: Lift your chin upwards and tilt your head backwards so that the front of your neck remains taut. Slide your lower lip over your top lip, trying to get the lower lip as close to the nose as possible. Now, smile for five seconds while stroking your neck firmly upwards with your fingers and your palm. Relax for a couple of seconds and repeat the exercise.
- Shaping the lips (Cream needed) This exercise will plump and firm the lips and restore an even lip line. It also firms the muscle about the mouth and nose.
- This part of the exercise is for flexibility of the lips and the muscles around the mouth and nose, breathing normally, pronounce the vowel sounds “Ah,” “Oh,” “Ee”, and “Uh”. Repeat ten times. The right foods and supplements For glowing skin Good skin isn’t just an “outside” job. The skin is a mirror for the health of your inside as well as your outside.
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