Try these 7 easy-breezy yoga asanas at home for that sculpted jawline
Updated on:4 March 2020, 19:37pm IST
Ladies, it’s time to bid farewell to your double chin and say hello to those beautiful cheekbones and that stellar jaw line.
You know what’s the saddest part about gaining weight? Well, apart from making it impossible for you to fit into those beautiful dresses, the weight gain can pretty much make its presence felt on your flawless face in the form of double chin, apple-cheeks, and a disappearing jawline.
While weight gain itself should be kept at bay for the sake of your overall health, specific yoga asanas can help target face fat and get you that chiselled jawline you always wanted.
So here are seven super-easy exercises recommended by Shakti, a fitness expert at Goodways Fitness Centre, Delhi, to reduce face fat and tone up your face:
Lie down flat on your stomach, place your hands on the side, and make sure that your toes are touching each other.
Now, inhale and raise your head and trunk.
Take your neck as far back you can, feeling the maximum stretch under the chin.
Hold this position for at least 30 to 60 seconds if you want to work on that double chin, get back to the resting position, and repeat.
Kneel down on the mat and place your hands on your hips.
Take a deep breath, drawing your tail-bone towards the pubis as if you are being pulled from the navel.
Straighten your back and slide your palms over your feet till your arms are straight. Hold the pose.
Fun fact: Not only is this a great way to get rid of your double chin, this asana can also tone up your stomach.
Lie flat on your back on the floor, bend your knees, so that the sole of your feet are hip-width apart.
Place your hands behind your shoulders and lift your entire body off the mat.
Let your head hang gently so that you feel a slight stretch on yourneck. Hold for a couple of seconds and repeat.
Fun fact: This asana can reduce fat from your jawline, and tone up your double chin as well as your overall body. What else do you want from life?
4. Simha asana
Sit on your knees and place your palms firmly on them.
Now, pressing your palms on the knees, lean forward slightly. Hold this position, and inhale.
Open up your chest by pressing your palms on your knees. Extend your fingers and straighten your arms as you continue breathing.
Inhale through the nose, hold, and then exhale slowly by opening your mouth as wide as possible while sticking your tongue out in a bid to touch your chin through it.
Also, while exhaling, stretch your fingers wide apart with your palms firmly pressed against the knees. Finally, when you return to the normal face position, inhale again.
Fun fact: Practicing this pose for four to seven minutes a day can increase the blood flow in your face and tone your cheeks. Plus, it can keep those wrinkles and laugh lines at bay too.
5. Chin up-down
Lift your head up, towards the ceiling. Keep your eyes hooked on the ceiling and press your lips tightly.
Hold this position for 10 seconds and then relax. Do this at least 10 times to tone up your double chin and get a visible jawline.
6. Neck roll
Bend your head down, so that your chin almost touches the chest.
Now, rotate the head in a circular motion slowly and try to touch your ears to your shoulders.
While you’re at it, keep the spine straight, and your shoulders down.
Repeat this exercise, both in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction,
10 -20 times to get a firm, sculpted face.
7. Fish face
Squeeze your face to make a pout by pulling in your cheeks, and lips.
Maintaining this position, try to smile so as to feel the strain in your cheeks and jaw.
Hold for 20 seconds and repeat this for five to 10 times a day so as to tone your facial muscles.