Face Yoga Is the Newest Anti-Aging Trend: Do You Think It Actually Works?

Living 2012/11/05 03:43:05
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The world of yoga continues to expand—this time to the face. Instead of doing traditional yoga poses like downward dog or the warrior pose, facial yoga involves contorting the face into a variety of expressions. These expressions, developed by Annelise Hagen of New York Yoga, are meant to keep people looking younger by acting as a natural, non-invasive alternative to botox or a facelift.

“The various faces have specific benefits,” Hagen told ABC News. “For example, the ‘fish face’ firms the cheeks and lips, while the ‘bumblebee’ affects the cheeks, lips and jaw. The ‘satchmo’ targets the cheeks, and the lion face is supposed to stretch all the facial muscles and release tension.”

The idea of making weird faces in an effort to prevent aging seems a bit crazy to us. But facial yoga certainly has its proponents. One fan is Dr. Neil Sadick, the go-to dermatologist for some of the stars of “The Real Housewives of New York.” He recommends facial yoga to patients as a way to stimulate the muscles and promote collagen production.

So, what do you think SodaHeads? Does face yoga actually work?

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  • jesus.blanco.7792 2012/12/08 16:28:07
    it's just so lame
  • Mark 2012/11/15 01:16:04
    Stay away from Yoga ,... the utterances during this practice , actually calls on demonic hindu spirits .

    Satan is responsible for all disease , so when people practice yoga , he may ease up on ones' physical issues in order to deceive them into continuing this practice , instead of seeking Truth = ending up in the future Lake of Fire ...
  • ehrhornp 2012/11/12 00:49:30
    yes, I think there is some validity to it. Lion's breath is one I often do.
  • Dave 007 2012/11/11 12:45:05
    Dave 007
    Something new for the libs to do.
  • Sam 2012/11/10 13:06:17
    i think ill stick to my botox
  • Dave 007 Sam 2012/11/11 12:46:31
    Dave 007
    Your 23 and use botox? Why? Oh wait, I forgot, you live in California.
  • Sam Dave 007 2012/11/11 14:33:45
    its more effective when your younger, and since i get my lips done anyways i might as well have it
  • flrdsgns 2012/11/10 00:59:06
    It can keep your muscles and body functioning a bit more smoothly.
  • devil bitch 2012/11/09 19:18:47
    devil bitch
    This is just something stupid someone came up with
  • Mark5610 2012/11/07 22:13:31 (edited)
  • Tiger Lily 2012/11/07 20:04:22
    Tiger Lily
    You cannot change your genetics, sun damage or gravity.
  • whowasphone 2012/11/07 18:44:07
    not sure if this makes sense or not, but I would think that stretching your face into odd positions would cause more wrinkles in the long run.
  • Maleficent 2012/11/07 13:00:04
    not sure.
  • Gabsters<3 2012/11/07 05:26:37
    But i think I'm doing it wrong! Funny faces gif
  • David Gabsters<3 2012/11/07 13:32:08
    This made me... JIZZ IN MY PANTS.
  • Gabsters<3 David 2012/11/24 03:31:38
  • .: LiVi :. 2012/11/07 05:18:57
    .: LiVi :.
    Actually I would have thought that the wrinkles and lines we develop over the years are caused by pulling facial expressions over time. They'll probably just exacerbate what they're trying to prevent
  • Quiet-is-feared 2012/11/07 04:21:57
    Doubt it.
  • Chris 2012/11/07 04:19:50
  • Yes
    ⚜Ellen⚜ ☼True American Patriot ☼
    I've been doing it for years. I started doing it before I needed to, to get a head start. It works for me. I don't stick my tongue out like that though. lol
    I had to take a loooong break from it after my lung surgery. Just the thought of doing it after that made me weak on my stomach, because everything in and around my torso was so sensitive. It still is but it's better than it was. I'm just now getting back into it a year later... or TRYING too. :)
  • Bibliophilic 2012/11/07 03:03:34
    Perhaps. Clenching or sucking your stomach in will help firm up your abs.
  • raine 2012/11/07 01:32:21
    I got the book and tried it. No good for me
  • nicesteve 2012/11/07 00:54:52
    Although I'm very skeptipal, you can't really tell just how well something works without
    giving it the old college try.
  • Zepland 2012/11/07 00:42:28
    Looks like it's going to cause wrinkles. But I'm sick of seeing her tongue.
  • rosebud 2012/11/07 00:40:44
    Hope there is no freeze during one of these exercise sessions. Would hate to see then that way forever.
  • Robert Strobel 2012/11/06 21:42:36
    Robert Strobel
    I imagine that it would, after all you are using facial muscles that you would not normally use.
  • Nicole 2012/11/06 21:34:23
    It probably has SOME sort of affect. I saw this video (below) one time. It looks good and like it maybe could be beneficial but the problem is you have no idea if it actually works or not because the person doing it looks like she's had botox.

  • RLUX Nicole 2012/11/08 14:12:02
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahaha omgosh lmao
  • Anonymous 2012/11/06 21:24:32
  • TuringsChild 2012/11/06 21:24:08
    I have a very expressive face. Coincidentally I also look quite young for my years. So maybe it's not quite so coincidental. ^^
  • Airhead 2012/11/06 21:17:59 (edited)
    If done on a regular basis it will help tighten your face muscles. It's no face lift but it is an affordable and safe way to slow the effects of aging. It's also good for improving your influence in social interactions. A salesmen I know exercises his face regularly. He claims that strengthening the face muscles allows for more pronounced facial expressions allowing him to persuade clients easier by expressing himself more freely. The man is a business genius, and a guru when it comes to making sales.
  • Sarah 2012/11/06 19:11:12
    Yoga is the best one can get for a productive high quality life. pass it on.
  • Georgia50 2012/11/06 18:44:57
  • Angela Chambers 2012/11/06 17:05:16
  • Jeremy 2012/11/06 16:34:24
    grown-ups do the dumbest things. hide ya kids
  • RLUX 2012/11/06 16:19:02
  • Sodahea... RLUX 2012/11/06 16:44:07
    Sodahead User
    That is the creepiest thing I've ever seen.
  • RLUX Sodahea... 2012/11/06 17:06:26
    hahahahaha face yoga bro ... every ones doing it .. lol
  • Christm... Sodahea... 2012/11/06 17:56:38
    Christmas; In Chrome
    Congrats on finding a cool name to use!
  • Sodahea... Christm... 2012/11/06 19:42:32
    Sodahead User
    Thanks! :D

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