Some of the biggest stress build-up in our bodies occurs in our facial muscles, which are often the most “forgotten” muscles in our body. Most of us don’t realize how hard we are working the facial muscles throughout the day. And if the facial muscles are tense, the rest of the body follows suit. Facial tension due to stress can lead to issues such as sinus pain, headaches, eye strain, jaw tightness and shortness of breath. Our yoga facial exercise series will help increase blood circulation, as well stress release due to facial tension. Relaxed facial muscles help promote deep breathing which leads to more oxygen flow into our bodies. No equipment is needed for this exercise. Position your body in a chair. If you wear glasses remove them. And always wash your hands before performing these facial massage exercises.
As always, please consult with your doctor before starting any exercise routine, especially if you are recovering from surgery. Always go at your own pace and stop if you are experiencing pain or discomfort.