12 Yoga Exercises For Slimming Your Face

Simple and effective yoga exercises to achieve a slimmer and toned face.

Reviewed by Anirudh Gupta, Certified Yoga Instructor
By Shirin Mehdi

Exercises for slimming your face work quite effectively by reducing face fat. A month of doing these exercises regularly can make your face look thin and taut. Try these exercises if your face is a little chubby and rounded but you want to transform it to a more sleek and toned shape. You don’t need any equipment to do these face exercises. All you need is a yoga mat and 10-20 minutes of your time daily. You can sit comfortably and do 3 sets of each exercise to see visible results in a few days.

For your convenience, we have selected the 12 best face slimming exercises that you can do at home every day. Here’s how to do them to get a slimmer face. Scroll down!

Face-slimming Yoga Exercises

Yoga is not as quick as the other slimming practices that you can resort to, but it is natural, painless and long-lasting. Try some of these mentioned below for at least three months to see positive results.

  1. Simha Mudra (Lion Pose)
  2. Jivha Bandha (Locked Tongue Pose)
  3. Jalandhar Bandha (Chin Lock)
  4. Fish Face
  5. Mouthwash Technique
  6. Cheek Uplift
  7. Chin Lift
  8. Neck Roll
  9. Lip Pull
  10. Jaw Release
  11. Eye Focus
  12. Blowing Air

1. Simha Mudra (Lion Pose)

Side view of girl pushing her tongue down towards her chin as part of the lion pose to slim the face

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Benefits: Simha Mudra stimulates and tones all your facial muscles. It is one of the best asanas for the face and the thyroid glands in the neck area.

Procedure: Kneel down and place your hands on your thighs. Drop your jaw and open your mouth wide. Stick your tongue out downwards, towards the chin, forcefully. While breathing through the mouth, make a sound from down your throat that replicates the roar of a lion. Repeat the exercise a couple of times.

2. Jivha Bandha (Locked Tongue Pose)

Benefits: Jivha Bandha chisels your face and shapes your jaw line. Along with it, it also tones your facial muscles.

Procedure: Sit in the lotus position. If Lotus posture is not comfortable due to tight hips or knee stress, a cross seated posture is good enough. Place your hands comfortably on your lap. Place the tip of your tongue against the upper wall of your mouth like you are trying to swallow it into the mouth. Keeping your tongue that way, open your mouth slowly and completely till you feel a stretch in your throat and neck. Repeat a couple of times. Breathe normally through your nose.

3. Jalandhar Bandha (Chin Lock)

Benefits: Jalandhar Bandha shapes your face and tones your facial and jaw line muscles. It is a boon for people with double chins as the exercise is very effective in getting rid of them.

Procedure: Sit down in the Lotus position or a variation of a lotus position. Breathe deeply. Place your hands on the knees, lift your sternum towards your chin, and once the sternum locks onto the chin, get the head to bend a bit forward/downward direction.. Hold this position.

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You can choose any meditative posture to sit. However, keeping your spine straight and knees close to the ground is crucial.

 

4. Fish Face

Woman demonstrates the fish face exercise for slimming the face

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Benefits: Fish face tones and stretches your cheek muscles. It makes your cheeks less flabby and your face sleek.

Procedure: Suck your cheeks and lips inwards and try to replicate a fish face. Holding that face, attempt to smile. You will feel a burn in your cheeks and jaw. Relax and repeat the exercise.

5. Mouthwash Technique

Benefits: Mouthwash technique tones your cheeks and keeps double chin at bay.

Procedure: Fill your mouth with air. Transfer the air in your mouth from one corner to the other similar to cleansing your mouth with mouthwash. Continue the procedure for a few minutes, relax and repeat a couple of times.

6. Cheek Uplift

Benefits: Cheek Uplifts are perfect for your cheekbones, reducing the fat in them and toning your face to make it look younger.

Procedure: Sit comfortably and smile as wide as you can. Now place the index and middle finger of both your hands on both the cheeks. With the help of your fingers, lift your cheeks towards your eyes. Hold it there for a few seconds and relax. Repeat the exercise a couple of times.

7. Chin Lift

Woman demonstrates the chin lift exercise to reduce double chin for a slim face

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Benefits: Chin lift will get rid of your double chin and stretches your jaw, throat, and neck.

Procedure: Sit or stand comfortably. Now, tilt your head upwards towards the ceiling and your eyes following the same. Tighten your lips and protrude them forward as if trying to kiss the ceiling. Hold on to that for a couple of seconds and release. Repeat the same a few times.

8. Neck Roll

Benefits: Rolling your neck is the most effective way to get rid of a double chin. It tones your chin, jawline and neck muscles. It tightens the skin of your neck and reduces sagging of the skin and wrinkles.

Procedure: Sit comfortably and keep your head facing forward. Now, bend your head towards one side in line with your chin and turn your head in a circular motion. Keep your spine straight and shoulders down while doing so. Make the circular motions in both clockwise and anticlockwise direction for a few minutes, making sure that the shoulders and scapulars do not move up towards the ears.

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For neck roll exercise, never try to deepen your stretches as overstretching may cause injury.

9. Lip Pull

Benefits: Lip Pull tones your facial muscles and gives you high cheekbones and a prominent jawline. It makes you look younger.

Procedure: Sit or stand comfortably, keeping your head facing forward and straight. Lift your lower lip as much as you can by pushing your lower jaw out. You must feel a stretch in your chin muscles and jaw line while doing so. Remain in that posture for a few seconds, relax and repeat.

10. Jaw Release

Benefits: Jaw release gives sharp and attractive cheekbones, a prominent jaw line and reduces your double chin. It stretches the muscles around your lips, jaws, and cheeks.

Procedure: Seat yourself comfortably and move your jaw as if you are eating with your mouth closed. Breathe well while doing this. After that, open your mouth as wide as possible with your tongue placed on your lower teeth. Hold it for a few seconds and repeat it a couple of times at a stretch.

11. Eye Focus

Closeup of wide open eyes for the eye focus exercise for a slim face

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Benefits: Makes your eyebrows smooth.

Procedure: Open your eyes wide. Make sure your eyebrows are not wrinkled. Stay this way and and focus at a point in the distance. Maintain the position for about 10 seconds, and relax. Repeat four times.

12. Blowing Air

Benefits: Works the facial and neck muscles. Help reduce double chin and gives you a natural face lift and a leaner appearance to your face.

Procedure: Keep your spine erect and tilt your head backward. Ensure your eyes are directed towards the ceiling and you can see it. Pull out your lips and blow air. Keep doing this for 10 seconds and then relax. Repeat 10 times.

Yoga exercises for slimming your face

Just like there are yoga asanas to strengthen your core, torso, and lower body parts, a few asanas can help tone your facial muscles. These asanas do not require any special types of equipment and can be done easily anywhere. Jaw release, cheek, and chin uplifts, neck roll, lip pull, and eye focus are a few ways and techniques to slim and tone your face in a wholesome way. Just 20-30 minutes of your time every day is all you need to see a visible difference in a few days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will running reduce face fat?

Facial fat is often a result of excess fat deposit. Running is a cardiovascular activity that can help burn calories and aid overall weight loss. While running can’t help spot reduce face fat, overall weight and fat loss from regular running can reduce face fat as well.

Do jumping jacks reduce face fat?

Yes, jumping jacks can help you reduce face fat as it is an intense cardio exercise. However, jumping jacks cannot spot-reduce facial fat. Instead, they can help you reduce the percentage of fat in your body by burning calories and strengthening your muscles. The overall weight loss can result in reduced facial fat as well.

Key Takeaways

  • Simha Mudra asana stimulates and tones all your facial muscles.
  • Cheek uplifts tone your face to make it look younger.
  • Jaw release stretches the muscles around your lips, jaws, and cheeks. It makes your jawline prominent and reduces double chin.

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