Sunday, 22 February 2015

Lion Breath - the 3 minute facial toner

Lion Breath tones the platysma muscle in the neck.  It also relaxes the muscles in the face and boosts circulation to the face and neck which enhances the production of collagen and elastin.  At a deeper level Lion Breath reduces stress which leads to accelerated cellular aging, which could show as wrinkles.  The way this works is Lion Breath releases all the stale air from the lungs which is then repaced by oxygen rich air.  In this way the blood gets more oxygen and this is calming for the brain.  I love to do Lion Breath in the morning to re-energize.
To do Lion Breath either sit back on your heels or if you have knee issues sit in a chair.  Place your hands on your thighs and take a deep breath in.  As you breathe out, hinge forward, stick out your tongue, roll your eyes up and lift your hands to make 'claws'.  Repeat 2 or 3 more times.

For more facial yoga please see- 'Facial yoga'

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