About Face Yoga
The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method is a natural way of looking and feeling younger and healthier with an added sense of relaxation and wellbeing. It is a combination of face exercises, face massage, face acupressure and face relaxation. It also focuses on wellbeing techniques for the mind, body and soul.
The Method uses the most effective traditional techniques and the latest research to give safe, natural anti-ageing results.
FACE YOGA METHOD
Face Exercise: just as your body needs regular exercise to stay toned and firm, the 57 muscles in the face and neck also need to be exercised. As they become stronger through exercise they are lifted and firmed and the skin attached to the muscles is also lifted and tautened, therefore reducing lines and wrinkles. As the muscles are much smaller than those in the body, it takes a lot less time for them to increase in strength and tone.
Face Massage: by regularly massaging the face using the techniques from The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method, you will increase the circulation, lymph flow and remove toxins. This will reduce poor skin tone, puffiness and dark circles and allow the skin to look healthier and more youthful. The massage techniques will also increase the collagen and elastin, the natural plumping agents which will mean a firmer and healthier complexion.
Acupressure: this age-old technique works by pressing on certain points on the face. This can increase the flow of the subtle energy or prana in the face. This therefore reduces tension, increases circulation and gives a healthy glow to the skin.
Relaxation: by learning to relax tension in the face this will help to reduce and prevent the deep sets lines and wrinkles caused by stress, squinting or grimacing. The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method allows you to relax the face correctly giving it a more open, youthful look.
Wellbeing: remember that taking time to do the Wellbeing aspect of The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method will also do wonders for you overall health and happiness. Taking time to relax, do something for you, and knowing you will look and feel better as a result may mean you also notice yourself feeling calmer and more energized as well as looking younger and healthier. What happens on the inside, radiates on the outside.
Q & A
Q: What happens during a class/ private session?
A: It is a combination of face exercises, facial massage, facial acupressure and facial relaxation, which help to lift, firm and tone the face muscles and skin. Each class incorporates an added sense of relaxation and wellbeing so that you leave the class with your skin glowing a little more and stressed a lot less. Regular sessions promote a younger, fresher and healthier appearance.
Q: What do I need for Face Yoga?
A: Just bring yourselves! It's better to come make-up free and ideally without contact lenses, if you wear them. It doesn't matter what clothing you wear, just make sure you are comfortable.
Q: Is Face Yoga suitable for everyone?
A: Face Yoga is for everyone: men, women, young and old. It is suitable for anyone who wants to reduce – and prevent – the signs of ageing and tension in the face and neck. It’s never too late – or too early – to start improving the health and appearance of your face. Whether you are starting to see the first signs of ageing, have deep set lines and wrinkles, or would like to start early to prevent the onset of ageing skin, the exercises and techniques will be beneficial for you. It’s also a great practice to help combat stress.
The exercises can be done sitting, standing, reclining or lying.
Q: How does Face Yoga work?
A: The exercises work the hypodermis or the lower layer of the skin (the muscles and fatty tissue), the dermis or the middle layer (the connective tissue) and the epidermis or the upper layer (the cells). By working all these layers correctly it will increase circulation of the blood, allowing oxygen and nourishment to more efficiently reach the cells of the skin (upper layer). The result is a clear, healthy complexion with a beautiful glow which has less toxins and has a better ability to absorb moisture. The massage techniques in The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method are designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the middle layer of the skin giving you a smoother, more supple, tighter-looking skin.
Q: How long will it be before I see results?
A: You will see and feel some difference straight away. Your muscles may feel they have had a good workout (similar to body exercise), you will see and feel less tension in the face and you will have a rosy glow. With regular practice, this is where the fun starts…
2 weeks: you will see more of a long term improvement in the face and neck, and less tension. People will notice you look healthier and more energised.
2-4 months: you will notice less fine lines and less tension in the face and neck.
6-9 months: people have reported that they look and feel 5-10 years younger and feel more relaxed within themselves.
Q: I have had cosmetic surgery, is Face Yoga safe for me?
A: Yes. Please do check with your GP before your first Face Yoga class if you are recovering from recent surgery. Face Yoga will give you a fresh rosy glow, reduce damaging build up of tension and reduce the need for further cosmetic surgery.
Q: Will Face Yoga give me wrinkles?
A: No. All the exercises and techniques work the face and neck in a controlled way. You will be firming up the muscles of the face which in turn improves skin texture and tone. As we firm up our muscles, this creates lift in the face and promotes a firmer, more youthful-looking face, therefore reducing wrinkles.
Q: What safety aspects do I need to consider?
A: The exercises and techniques we teach have been designed by The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method, which are safe and beneficial for you, as well as easy to understand and follow. However, it is still advisable to visit a 1:1 teacher to ensure you are performing the exercises correctly and to learn any modifications that might be suitable for your particular skin or health needs. Always ensure that you work to your own comfortable limit.
Q: Where do we meet for Face Yoga?
A: Consultations and trainings are held on line as well as at High Wycombe (3 min walk from station) and Mill Hill (10 min walk from Mill Hill Broadway Station).