That’s the sound we want to make whenever we start this workout. It’s yoga, but unlike any yoga sequence we’ve tried before—no downward dogs or chaturangas here. No, this yoga workout is for the face. The same principles apply though—move your muscles to tighten their appearance. It’s simple, really. Fumiko Takatsu, the creator of the Face Yoga Method, says a few minutes of daily stretching will lift and tone all over. To ensure we make the most of those minutes, we asked her to give us four exercises that would smooth lines, lift eyes, tone cheeks, tighten necks, and more.
Scroll through to see the step-by-step tutorials!
The Forehead Smoother
PHOTO: KAT BORCHART
Benefit: Prevents wrinkles by relaxing the forehead muscles and using acupressure to remove tension.
1. Make a fist with both hands. Place the middle and index finger knuckles in the center of your forehead and apply firm pressure.
2. Maintain the pressure as you slowly slide your fists out to each side.
3. End by gently pressing your knuckles into your temples.
4. Repeat four more times.