Friday, March 21, 2008

Get a Natural Face-lift with Face Yoga

Women (and men) want to look younger, but is having your face surgically lifted the answer? The 15 Worst Celebrity Plastic Surgery Disasters You Will Ever See will make you think twice about undergoing cosmetic surgery. Plus, doctors are warning of superbug infections in face lifts. Is there a natural alternative to face-lift surgery?
Annelise Hagen, a Brooklyn-based yoga instructor and author of The Yoga Face: Eliminate Wrinkles with the Ultimate Natural Facelift, created her anti-aging workout based on a simple principle: If the muscles of the face are no different from the muscles in the rest of your body, it only stands to reason that you can tighten and tone them the same way you do the muscles below the neck.

Partly based on vocal training techniques used by actors, The Yoga Face comprises facial exercises, body poses, and breathing methods meant to detox the skin and keep it strong and supple, without Botox, surgery, or expensive "lifting" creams. Here are some of the face-massage techniques Hagen says will rejuvenate your complexion, while releasing built-up tension—which Hagen says probably accounts for 50 percent of the appearance of aging: Read more

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