Does YOGA benefit the FACE?

  • mikaj

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    Oct 26, 2011 8:15 AM GMT
    i know some of you might think that it is totally irrelevant to start a thread titled as this in GFDiscussion but i didnt really have a clue where to head and instead ended up here.
    To begin with, i ve been practicing yoga for the past couple of months and frankly i see a lot of benefits: flexibility, calmness, strength gain and etc. but what i wanna emphasize here is whether yoga could stop aging on the face?
    some of you might offer a FACE YOGA practice but i ve been warned many times about its drawbacks so i really would like to learn if the ACTUAL yoga can really benefit FACE as well as it does to a body/soul.(cuzz i ve been researching a lot online about it and dont seem to find apt info concerning face)
    am i too demanding? hell yeahicon_smile.gif sorry, i dont really suffer premature aging (28 y.o.) but i do wanna preserve my youthfulness on my face.
    so holler at me guys in case you got something useful to say about it.
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    Oct 26, 2011 8:40 AM GMT
    No real evidence to suggest facial exercises will improve your facial features. Actors however swear it helps them look younger by tightening the muscles under the skin, although wrinkles are more about a lack of collagen than anything.
  • mikaj

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    Oct 26, 2011 8:45 AM GMT
    @weisumin
    thanks for taking time to respond

    all im saying that i just dont wanna play with my face, the question is whether ACTUAL physical yoga (lets say: ashtanga/power yoga) can help maintain the firmness of the skin on the face.
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    Oct 26, 2011 8:51 AM GMT
    My point stands, suppleness and firmness of the skin is down to collagen levels . Hence dermal fillers.

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    Oct 26, 2011 11:44 AM GMT
    I wish I could add something of value in relation to Yoga and the face - however I must say Yoga is definitely working for your bod! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 26, 2011 11:47 AM GMT
    I always figured facial exercises were counter productive to staying young.

    Don't some of them create creases in the skin while doing them which would lead to wrinkling over a period of time ?

    I know any form of exercise can increase blood flow which can help with maintaining a youthful look but I've never heard about Yoga specifically benefiting the skin.

    Additionally since yoga can be very calming it could lead to reduced stress levels which can also help counter the aging process a tad.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Oct 26, 2011 11:48 AM GMT
    mikaj saidi know some of you might think that it is totally irrelevant to start a thread titled as this in GFDiscussion but i didnt really have a clue where to head and instead ended up here.
    To begin with, i ve been practicing yoga for the past couple of months and frankly i see a lot of benefits: flexibility, calmness, strength gain and etc. but what i wanna emphasize here is whether yoga could stop aging on the face?
    some of you might offer a FACE YOGA practice but i ve been warned many times about its drawbacks so i really would like to learn if the ACTUAL yoga can really benefit FACE as well as it does to a body/soul.(cuzz i ve been researching a lot online about it and dont seem to find apt info concerning face)
    am i too demanding? hell yeahicon_smile.gif sorry, i dont really suffer premature aging (28 y.o.) but i do wanna preserve my youthfulness on my face.
    so holler at me guys in case you got something useful to say about it.
    lol ha ha ha dude, no yoga does not stop the aging process
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    Oct 26, 2011 12:19 PM GMT
    Semen and good genetics. LOL. I think there was an episode of Nick/Tuck where the semen was used as a facial product. I suppose you could do smile exercises and get botox done but to my knowledge no yoga can help.
  • mikaj

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    Oct 26, 2011 12:26 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidI always figured facial exercises were counter productive to staying young.

    Don't some of them create creases in the skin while doing them which would lead to wrinkling over a period of time ?

    I know any form of exercise can increase blood flow which can help with maintaining a youthful look but I've never heard about Yoga specifically benefiting the skin.

    Additionally since yoga can be very calming it could lead to reduced stress levels which can also help counter the aging process a tad.


    thanks
    your reply was the most sensible so far.icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 26, 2011 3:24 PM GMT
    mikaj saidDoes YOGA benefit the FACE?
    Nope. You have to actually get your face in the picture. YOGA wont do it for you.
  • mikaj

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    Oct 26, 2011 7:37 PM GMT
    tuffguyndc said
    mikaj saidi know some of you might think that it is totally irrelevant to start a thread titled as this in GFDiscussion but i didnt really have a clue where to head and instead ended up here.
    To begin with, i ve been practicing yoga for the past couple of months and frankly i see a lot of benefits: flexibility, calmness, strength gain and etc. but what i wanna emphasize here is whether yoga could stop aging on the face?
    some of you might offer a FACE YOGA practice but i ve been warned many times about its drawbacks so i really would like to learn if the ACTUAL yoga can really benefit FACE as well as it does to a body/soul.(cuzz i ve been researching a lot online about it and dont seem to find apt info concerning face)
    am i too demanding? hell yeahicon_smile.gif sorry, i dont really suffer premature aging (28 y.o.) but i do wanna preserve my youthfulness on my face.
    so holler at me guys in case you got something useful to say about it.
    lol ha ha ha dude, no yoga does not stop the aging process


    well you havent tried it i guess otherwise wouldnt have said that
    people are way quick to jump to conclusions
  • okologische

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    Oct 26, 2011 7:39 PM GMT
    it does meditation through yoga make people more relaxed and less stressed and uptight; therefore, i believe in some ways that can help your face to look less harsh and more attractive
  • mikaj

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    Oct 26, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    notwendig72 saidit does meditation through yoga make people more relaxed and less stressed and uptight; therefore, i believe in some ways that can help your face to look less harsh and more attractive


    yeah all i wanted to say was similar in vein what you said
    looking more rejuvenated & less haggard
  • josephmovie

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    Oct 26, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
    I've been doing yoga on and off since I was 18 and I think it does help keep you looking younger:
    - It helps keep your jawline firm.
    - After a while - usually early 30s - the kind of person you are really does begin to show on your face. If you are relatively calm and unstressed that shows up as well.
    - Although it won't mean much to you now, but keeping arthritis and joint problems at bay as you age is one of the great things about yoga.

    Although there is a lot of carry on about wrinkles, as you get older you tend to find that what ages people most is blotchy pigmented skin and that comes mainly from sun exposure. Look at your father - he probably isn't covered in wrinkles but the texture and colour of his skin will be greatly different from yours.
  • wander2340

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    Oct 26, 2011 8:16 PM GMT
    josephmovie saidI've been doing yoga on and off since I was 18 and I think it does help keep you looking younger:
    - It helps keep your jawline firm.
    - After a while - usually early 30s - the kind of person you are really does begin to show on your face. If you are relatively calm and unstressed that shows up as well.
    - Although it won't mean much to you now, but keeping arthritis and joint problems at bay as you age is one of the great things about yoga.

    Although there is a lot of carry on about wrinkles, as you get older you tend to find that what ages people most is blotch pigmented skin and that comes mainly from sun exposure. Look at your father - he probably isn'y covered in wrinkles but the texture and colour of his skin will be greatly different from yours.


    This has been one of the things that suprised me the most about getting older. The skin all over my body has started to get that blotchy look of older people. It's not too bad yet but I still don't like it.

    I have noticed that proper hydration and staying healthy (whether through yoga or any other physical activities) can take 10 years or more off your appearance.

    Also, have you ever noticed how stressed out people look a lot older than they really are? Avoiding stress and staying happy is an important part of slowing down the aging process.

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    Oct 27, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    People note my skin often. Although I guard my face with the utmost respect, I believe skin is from within. Besides taking care of your body, we have to take care of our minds.

    Yoga (has many forms) is just another path to serenity not necessarily physical/strength exercises. We wear our feelings and emotions on our face.

    What can it hurt?