Danielle Collins, the world’s leading Face Yoga expert, has created The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method: a programme developed to use the most effective traditional techniques and the latest research to give safe, natural anti-ageing results.
As well as its anti ageing effects, Face Yoga reduces lines and wrinkles, lifts and firms to improve skin tone, reduces headaches and eye strain, and relaxes tension – giving an energetic and healthy glow. Face Yoga also leaves you with a holistic feeling of wellbeing which can benefit the mind and body… And it’s easy to practice at home!
Try these four exercises to reap the benefits…
The Owl: Make a big C shape with your thumb and index fingers. Place your index finger just above and parallel to your eyebrows and your thumbs on your cheeks. Start to pull down with the index fingers while trying to raise your eyebrows and making the eyes wide. Hold for two seconds, relax and repeat again. Now do three more times. Then hold this position for ten seconds. This will firm up the forehead, reducing lines and wrinkles.
Circle the Eyes: First place your middle fingers at the beginning of your eyebrows. Start to gently tap around your eyes following the top of your eyebrow and then continue under your eye just at the top of your cheekbones. Then continue to the inside corners of your eye. Then repeat, going in the opposite direction, making little tapping motions. This is great for reducing eye wrinkles, boosting circulation and relaxing the muscles. Then with your index fingers very gently stroke just under your eyes from the nose outwards four times to warm up and relax the eye area. This helps to reduce bags and puffiness under the eyes by removing toxins and increasing blood flow and oxygen to the area.
Swan Neck: Begin looking straight ahead with your chin level. Turn your head to the right so that it is even with your right shoulder and then tilt your head backwards. Hold for six to eight seconds. Return your head to the forward position with your chin level. Turn your head to the left, even with your left shoulder. Tilt your head back and hold for six to eight seconds – repeat up to three times. This lifts and tones the neck muscles therefore firming lines and wrinkles on the side of the neck and face.
Giraffe: Looking straight ahead place your finger tips on the top of your neck and lightly stroke the skin down as you tilt your head back. Bring your head back down and repeat twice more. Then jut your lower lip out as far as possible, place your fingers on your collarbone and point your chin upwards, pulling the corners of your mouth down. Hold for 4 deep breaths. This releases neck tension, tones and lift the neck area.
Want to know more? Danielle’s 10 Minute Natural Facelift DVD or App is available now, featuring 10-minute workouts, massage techniques, advice, tips and smoothie recipes. Buy online here.