Time for yourself!

It took me a while to realize that everything around me makes sense, although this was not so at first glance. The events that have surrounded us over the last few weeks, have influenced us in every sense. We have all gone through, or are going through a phase of panic, sometimes despair... Big changes have taken place. These changes will cause us to change the way we think and how to treat ourselves and our environment and our loved ones.

More than ever we need each other! Information that inevitably reaches us, influences our emotions and transforms us.

Although I don't watch news and television, news gets to me. We get news from everywhere,  for example through social media. We cannot avoid it.

We are like most of you all in at home. All my family members are at home. As parents we try to get up regularly, do schoolwork with our children, and stick to certain routines. It is my duty as a parent with my husband to be with them, to share moments that are not possible in everyday life. These are sweet little things that we almost forgot. Simple nature walks, cooking together, reading a book, playing a board game….

It took me a while to find the time to write, until things and reality took their shape, shrugged off, found their place.

My dearest, this is a time when we need to turn to ourselves more than ever. The answers are not outside us; they are within us. Change is more than necessary…. It is visible in each of us. We have finally slowed down, we finally have time to enjoy tea or coffee, we finally see that the basement, the closet, the attic should be fixed. We finally have time to sort out the wardrobe and throw out whatever we don't need, letting go…. We are finally able to listen to our inner selves and get a clear picture of what we really miss, we need… Finally, we can say “hello” to our neighbor who almost we don't see and don't know, because we always rush to work. We are finally forced to feel and have nothing that distracts us. We realize how important we are to ourselves and how much we neglected ourselves.

The birds have never chirped so beautifully, because we can finally hear them. There is no traffic that regularly interferes with their tweets. Families are walking together, which was a rarity. Everything started to wake up, we all slowed down….

Have we realized in this short time the importance of nurturing ourselves, inside and out? How much we don't notice our children growing up and time passing by at a fast pace!

I am here to direct you, to remind you how important you are to yourself!

Our thoughts and emotions are reflected in our face. The face is a mirror of our being, especially the eyes! Everything is visible in and around them!

Use this time for your own progress! For regeneration, for the new-new self!!!

Now you have time for that!

Face Yoga offers that!!!

Allow yourself to:

  • look better
  • feel better
  • become aware
  • ground yourself
  • Improve your breathing
  • reset the mind

Now is your time!

Time to get back to yourself! To your inner beauty!

With exercise that is achieved by stimulating the muscles in the face, the desired results are achieved!

It has already been scientifically proven that when a person has the corners of their lips that go down, they give negative signals to the brain that the person is dissatisfied.

By exercising, the corners of the lips are raised, which aims at a happier, more open, satisfied person !!!

Raise your lip corners!!! Get your eyes open !!! Lift your cheeks  !!! Tighten your neck !!!

Open up to change !!!

This natural, non-aggressive method of rejuvenation will change your life and  your habits !!!

Be good and healthy to me!!! Be open hearted, gracious and compassionate!!!

Your Face Yogi

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The benefits of drinking water and your facial beauty

As a Certified Face Yoga teacher I often coach people on the benefits of drinking enough water. I already blogged about this in the past and I think it is a recurring theme I think that needs to be emphasized. You often hear on the news how important it is for us to find water on Mars. Water means life; isn't it strange that we forget then to drink enough water?

Sarah Smith of the Daily Mail also wondered about this and embarked on an experiment. She started drinking three liters of water every day in addition to what she was already drinking. The results were amazing, not only did she feel better but she also started to look TEN YEARS younger in her face. Down below you can find an excerpt of the article with a link to the original article.

Drinking three litres of water a day took TEN YEARS off my face: Sarah, 42, was hoping to solve her headaches and poor digestion... just look what else happened

  • One in five women drinks less than the recommended daily intake of water
  • Every system and function in our body depends on water...
  • Especially because the liquid flushes toxins from vital organs

You might think I'd have little in common with a camel, but we do share one useful skill: both of us can go for a very long time without water.

Usually I start my day with a cup of tea, then I might have a glass of water with my lunch and one with dinner - that's about a litre of liquid in 24 hours. It feels like plenty, but apparently it's not nearly enough.

After years of suffering headaches and poor digestion I spoke to a neurologist about my regular headaches and a nutritionist about my poor digestion, and both told me I should be drinking up to three litres of liquid a day for my body to function at its best.

©WARRENSMITH2013. shows SARAH SMITH 'BEFORE' shot Water Feature

Then, when I read a recent survey suggesting that at least one in five women in the UK consumes less than the recommended daily intake of water, I decided to conduct an experiment. What would happen if I drank the recommended amount every day for a month?

The photograph of me taken the day I started this trial demonstrates perfectly - and rather frighteningly - what a lack of hydration does to a face.

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Health Benefits of Face Yoga

Often, those that choose to engage in facial exercise, are looking for a more youthful appearance. The orofacial myofunctional therapies do much more than that. Orofacial myofunctional therapy is, in a sense "neuromuscular re-education" or " re-patterning of the oral and facial muscles. Facial and tongue exercises, combined with behavior-modification techniques help to promote a proper tongue position, improve breathing, chewing and swallowing. It also addresses proper head and neck postures, and peer-reviewed studies show a positive benefit in working to resolve jaw problems and orthodontic relapses when applying the therapy with a multi-disciplinary team. Face (Facial) Yoga does the same since the exercises have the same effect on your face and facial muscles. It is a viable alternative or even adjunctive treatment to facial plastic surgery without the dramatic surgery. It helps to get rid of lines and saggy facial muscles on a natural way by simply exercising. Face Yoga, on that, doesn't just address your oral cavity and tongue but also all your facial muscles and adjoined head and neck muscles. The exercises of Face Yoga also teach you to breathe properly through your nose and makes you rest your tongue against the roof of your mouth. By doing Face Yoga you exercise all your facial muscles and you work on functional posturing and chewing.  
Face Yoga helps in resolving problems with:
  • Orthodontic relapse,
  • Bottle feeding,
  • Teeth grinding,
  • Speech problems,
  • Bloating due to air swallowing,
  • Thumb sucking, nail or lip biting or other oral habits,
  • Allergies,
  • Mild to moderate sleep apnea,
  • Snoring,
  • Food texture sensitivities,
  • Frequent headaches,
  • Neck pain,
  • Long Face Syndrome,
  • TMJ problems,
  • Developmental delays, such as low muscle tone,
  • Frequent choking, gagging or trouble swallowing,
  If you have any of these issues, I would urge you to find a trained and certified therapist who can customize the exercises based on your specific anatomy and needs, and enter into a long-term coaching relationship. There are hundreds of exercises, and each individual is unique. It's a grave mistake to think that you can just do a few basic exercises from a book for a few weeks and be done. In order to really re-pattern all the muscles involved, you need to do it slowly, over time, in order to reprogram your muscle memory. To get all your oral-facial and neck muscles working correctly can make a huge difference in your health, well-being, and appearance. It can even change the way your face looks, as it actually may change the facial structure. Your skull bones may shift in a slow, comfortable manner. Just as a trained athlete you can reap more benefits from regular and consistent exercise and you may come to discover the following Face Yoga benefits:
Face Yoga health benefits:
  • Reduces asymmetry of the eyes,
  • Reduces the asymmetry of the mouth,
  • Improved vision,
  • Improved breathing through the nose,
  • Alleviate sinus problems,
  • Lessen visible effects of light strokes,
  • Assists with speech-languagepathology,,