12 Yoga Exercises For Slimming Your Face

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

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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 facial exercises. You might find numerous face slimming tips but 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 techniques and 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)

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Benefits: Simha Mudra stimulates an amazing facial yoga that tones all your facial muscles. It is one of the best asanas for the face and the thyroid glandsi  XA gland found in the lower part of the front of the neck that plays a pivotal role in the body’s metabolism. 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 is one of the best face slimming exercises that 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 sternumi  XThe flat bone in the frontal part of the chest. 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. Transferring the air in your mouth from one corner to the other is similar to cleansing your mouth with mouthwash. Continue the procedure for a few minutes, relax and repeat a couple of times. Your cheeks might feel tired after this technique so to relieve them from stress try a face slimming massage at the end, use a facial oil or gel and massage your cheeks in a ward motion. You can either use your fingers or a face slimming roller.

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. You can even try a face slimming belt and wear it while you are working or sleeping.

7. Chin Lift

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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 scapularsi  XThe bones that bridge the collarbones and upper arms. 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.

The impact of face exercises on wrinkles is a topic of debate among experts. While some believe it can help you get rid of wrinkles, others say it may cause them. But what is the actual truth? Let us find out.

Raahat Dar, a blogger, tried facial exercises to slim down her face. She observed that facial exercises helped sculpt her face and get rid of unwanted fat and wrinkles. She mentions, “We exercise our bodies to get rid of fat and ultimately lose weight and we can also stretch and tone the body muscles to give us a more defined body. But I don’t think many people are aware that the muscles of the face can also be worked and toned to obtain well defined facial features (i).”

Can Face Exercises Cause Wrinkles?

There is no evidence that facial exercises may cause wrinkles or accelerate the process of aging. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the likelihood of harming your skin with these exercises is very low. However, it is still recommended to practice caution while doing these exercises. Avoid performing them with excessive force. Instead, opt for gentle, controlled movements to minimize the risk of any potential negative effects.

Infographic: Top 10 Yoga Exercises To Tone Your Face

Facial yoga can be helpful if you want to tone the muscles surrounding your face and neck and lose any excess fat that’s been clinging on. Check out the infographic for a quick rundown of the 10 best face yoga exercises to make your face leaner and looking younger.

top 10 yoga exercises to tone your face (infographic)

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Just like there are yoga asanas to strengthen your core, torsoi  XThe core part of the human body, consisting of the abdomen, pelvis, back, and chest. , and lower body parts, a few asanas can help tone your facial muscles. These asanas do not require any special types of equipment or face slimming products, 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. But your diet plays a vital role in face slimming at home. You have to follow a face slimming diet like drinking adequate amounts of water, reducing carbs and sodium intake.

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.

How do you get a V-face shape?

You can get a V-face shape by performing facial exercises like the locked tongue pose. While it is not possible to change your natural face shape, anecdotal evidence suggests that such exercises may help define your jawline and make your face appear V-shaped.

Can my face slim down in a week?

No, you cannot slim down your face in a week as the amount of time it takes for your face to slim down varies from person to person. If you perform facial exercises every day for a week along with your regular workout and healthy eating habits, you may only notice a slight difference in your face.

Do face exercises really work?

There are no relevant scientific studies that prove that face exercises really work. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that they may help tone your facial muscles and help you lose face fat.

Is it hard losing face fat?

Yes, it may be hard to lose face fat, as there is no scientific evidence supporting spot reduction. To lose facial fat successfully, you may have to be on a complete weight loss regime and practice a healthy lifestyle.

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 the double chin.
Exercises For Slimming Your Face

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Facial exercises are the ultimate secret to a firm and sculpted neck and jawline. The following video will introduce you to some effective exercises to help you tone your neck and achieve a chiseled jawline. Check it out!

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