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Mastering the Art of Face Yoga Breathing

Updated: Sep 11, 2021

Facial yoga implies spending less on creams and eliminating the need for make-up in the long run. We have something to say about Meghan Markle's facial exercises, which have left behind a global craze. But does Face Yoga work? Yes, face yoga is effective in keeping the skin plump and firm albeit you have to commit to the regimen.

Now that you have a grasp of how it works, below we have compiled a highlight of face yoga’s health benefits;

· Alleviates stress

· Improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage

· Reduced headaches

· Enhanced sleep quality

Implicit to these merits is breathing. It tends to have a broad therapeutic value when it comes to physiological principles, and though breathing serves more esoteric goals during facial exercises, we are going to take you through a primer that examines how it happens, the importance it holds, and how best you can do it at home.

Importance of Breathing during Face Yoga Sessions

Breathing as an activity is, often solidly, part of every workout session. Face exercises are not exempted either. You, however, just do not go about it in any fashion. There is a need of exploring the autonomic process of breathing.

First, the human sympathetic nerves that supply the nose are regulated by the brain and in specific, the hypothalamus and vasomotor. Speaking of refined blood supply after yogic exercises, you have to underscore the nasal cycle and patency. Changes in nostril patency tend to be induced by physiological exercises of the face.

Avid research also suggests that simple face yoga exercises like blinking and systematic eye movement are associated with Unilateral Forced Nostril Breathing (UFNB) via either the right or the left nostrils. Involuntarily, the right UFNB reduces the blinking rate while the latter UFNB heightens the rate. Apart from the lateralized significance of breathing on the nervous system, nasal patency also impacts brain activity as it is correlated to alternating dominance of the cerebral hemispheres.

Now, notwithstanding the essentiality of breathing, you have to observe some techniques when incorporating it in yoga.

Try this: Puff up your cheeks while breathing in from your mouth, release the held-up breathe (still via the mouth), and repeat the process 5- 10 times. This breathing aspect is crucial for your face toning since it tends to strengthen cheek muscles and in consequence help preventing them from thinning and/ or becoming hollow.

In face yogic practices, regular and irregular breathing has many effects. A rhythmic and paced respiration is a good way to stimulate the brain and lower stress levels.

Are you with me? Well, the ForeverBeauty has a customized Breathe Bar, paced and available for a free trial. I cannot tell you, how much of a relief this will be, but it is a great way to monitor your breathing pattern during yogic face exercises.

It assumes a simplistic design approach and certainly not cluttered with bells. Everything appears on-point and mindful of how you catch, hold, and release those puffs. Nothing beats that, incidentally. Yes, it is effective in helping yoga lovers achieve focus, relaxation, and calm during face exercises.

Your breathing sequence is captured by the bar appended on the Smart Mirror app. Following the movement patterns during your regular yoga exercises usually customizes inhale and exhale lengths. Such assistance helps improve breathing by offering trainees insightful cues – visual, audio, and haptic ones.


Truthfully, as Dr. Olbricht postulates, it is difficult for a trainee to ascertain whether or not the facial exercises are yielding something. Of course, we too admit that whatever is good for the goose may not be good for the gander. But, trust us - we have not abandoned you.

We provide free expert feedback on the same. Therefore, if you are interested in giving it a shot, we invite you to scout our app. And while still there, fill your data and start the journey with us.

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