Yoga exercises for jowls use passive resistance to tighten the skin and muscles. In addition, these practices improve circulation, giving skin a healthy glow. Keeping face muscles taut also helps eliminate the sagging that causes flabby jowls, double chins and even wrinkles. These yoga exercises for jowls are easy to do, and take only a few minutes a day to keep you looking younger and livelier.
This is one of the most popular yoga exercises for jowls. Making a "fish face" by puckering your lips and sucking in your cheeks tightens the muscles that cover the fleshy part of cheeks and pulls up the jowls. It also tightens the lips to get rid of the tiny wrinkles there. Hold this face for 60 seconds, and then relax. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
This exercise is named for the great blues trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Pursing the lips and blowing into the cheeks until they can't hold anymore air helps smoothe wrinkles around the mouth. This exercise also tightens jowls and firms cheeks. Hold until you feel a slight burn, then relax. Repeat 10 times.
To really strengthen the jowl muscles, tilt your head back. Smile as hard as you can while pressing downward on the fleshy apple of the cheek with three fingers. Hold for 60 seconds, and then relax. Do this exercise 10 times.
With your head still tilted back, press down with your jaw muscles as if you were opening your mouth. At the same time pull lower lip over your bottom teeth while keeping the upper lip tightly sealed and mouth closed. Hold the position for 60 seconds. Relax and repeat 10 times.
Open your mouth wide. Stick out your tongue as far as possible and try to touch your chin with it. Hold for 60 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
Tilt head back. Press your tongue to the roof of your mouth and swallow. Keep your tongue in place, turn your head to one side, and swallow. Next, roll your head to the opposite side and swallow. Repeat both positions 10 times. This exercise pulls the muscles up on the inside of the jowls.