Get a Glow People!!!
It’s time tp get your blood circulating and boost your body for Spring with this revitalising posture
Forward Bend or Uttanasana with Clasped hands
How to do it:
- Stand with your legs wide and toes turned in
- Interlace your hands behind your back with arms straight.
- Exhale: bend forward from your hip joints and lengthen through the front of your torso
- With straight knees, bring your hands towards the floor behind your back, while pressing your heels firmly onto the floor.
- With each inhalation in the pose, lift and lengthen the front of your torso just slightly; and with each exhalation release a little more fully into the forward bend.
- Let your head hang from the root of your neck and stay in the pose for 30 sec to 1 minute.
- Take a deep breath before bringing your hands back onto your hips and pressing your tailbone down and into the pelvis.
- Stand up very slowly. Vertebrae by vertebrae. Head should be the last – to avoid dizziness
- Repeat at least 4 times.
This is one of my fav. postures. This calming posture helps lengthen hamstrings, calves, gluten and spine and strengthens your inner legs and knees. It stimulates blood flow and digestion and reduces fatigue.
Like the prayer hands variation, this pose is going to help you open up all the muscles in your shoulders, as well as creating openness and space in your chest. I love this pose because it also works to open up the biceps and forearms—muscles we tend to forget about when we are stretching.
Beautiful ageless skin
When it comes to anti-ageing, we all know the importance of a good skincare regime – but beauty is more than skin deep. It starts with the very foundations of your face…the muscles.
There are over 50 muscles in the facial area including the mimic muscles and chewing muscles on both halves of the face. These muscles get tense and tighten or weaken and get flabby like any other parts of the body.
Lines and creases on the forehead and around the eyes and mouth get more visible and increase in number, facial volume decreases and features sag.
Through facial exercise, you can treat these and many other muscle-based health problems and age related changes in the facial region.
Physioterapist Leena Kiviluoma created a program for the muscles and facial area called MimiLift Facial MuscleCare which is a medical based system which allows you to become actively involved in your won health and beauty care, giving you control over your won body.
This program, consists of precise stretching and massage techniques and relaxing and strengthening exercises aimed at the mimic and chewing muscles.
The exercises not only tone your face, but also make your jaw healthier and reduce headaches.
“As well as these exercises, stay out of the sun and have a good skincare routine to age-proof your face. Stick to preservative-free natural creams for a fresher, more youthful complexion!“
- Perform the procedures at firts 4-6 times a week, once or twice a day – you can do them whenever
- After a few weeks, having achieved results, maintain doing it for at least 2-4 times a week
- Perform the exercises slowly, carefully, smoothly and evenly
- Concentrate on creating controlled, well coordinated and fluent jaw movements
- Maintain a good upper body posture with the head well-aligned when doing the exercises
- Focus on your jaw and your neck…Keep them relaxed
- When performing manual resistance exercises, apply just a gentle and light resistance with your fingers
- Repeat each exercise the recommended number of times. You can increase the repetitions if you want
- All exercises should be painless.