Understanding Face Yoga ft. Ranjana Khan

Understanding Face Yoga ft. Ranjana Khan

My name is Ranjana Khan. I live in New York, I’m a jewelry designer,
and I moved to New York in 1979 from Bombay, India. It’s funny and strange that when I lived in
India, I just thought yoga was ancient, which is not a good thing for me, and when I turned
42 a friend introduced me to yoga, in New York. Now that’s the only exercise I do do, yoga. For the body and face. What is face yoga…um, it’s exercises for
your face, basically. It happened very organically, actually. I used to travel a lot to India for 10 years
of my life, like 5 or 6 times a year, and I was jet-lagged a lot. So I found myself a few good teachers in India,
and one of my teachers, when I was in meditation, you know when you’re just sitting like that
and she was just making me breathe, your face completely relaxes. And when it does, she saw how I was gonna
age—really, all your muscles relax, and your face will actually fall a bit. And she said, “We’re gonna start a new thing
today, we’re gonna start doing exercises for the face.” Mudras for the face. With facial yoga, the easy thing, the good
thing about it is you don’t need to be in a gym, or on a mat, or anything. You can do it anywhere. And it’s not for more than 4 or 5 minutes
a day. The exercise, the facial exercise that actually
awakens the whole face once is what I’m gonna show you now. You’re trying to—you can never swallow your
tongue, but you’re trying to swallow it. So, the tip of your tongue you’re trying to
reach back, like this, as far back as it can go. And you’re looking at your nostrils. I’m gonna do it now, together. And breathe evenly through your nostrils. Your gaze is at your nostril. It’s not pretty. This wakes your whole face up—this also
gets your heart beating, and it gets your tongue tired, it gets your eyes worked out. Um, it wakes up the whole face, all at once. We are now gonna work the eyelid, which, if
it gets too heavy you’re working very hard at opening your eyes. That’s strenuous, again. And as we get older, the lids do get heavier. So you would look up, shooting your eyebrows
up and leaving them there, and close your eyelid, feeling the maximum stretch here. Breathe evenly through your nostrils, and
just hold for 4 or 5 or 8 breaths. And when you let it go, you let them go together. Lift your eyelid, and open your eyes together. I can feel that stretch! And, um, you can repeat it, and every time
you can hold it a little bit longer. After every exercise, you must have 10 or
15 seconds of just relaxing. This exercise is for the lines around your
eyes, and to tighten the skin around here. You’re squinting your eyes, pulling the skin
over your cheekbones up while keeping your eyes wide open, and squinting. This exercise is for your laugh lines. What you’re doing is you’re sucking in, between
your teeth, you’re sucking in the insides of your cheeks. The muscle—the flesh inside of your cheeks. Like this. And your eyes stay open until they water—no
blinking. When we blink shallow, we dry our eyes out. When we have deep blinks, we hydrate our eyes. That’s one very good exercise for your eyes,
deep blinks. There is one exercise I’m gonna show you now
for the deep blinks. You’re folding your tongue and pushing it
out of your mouth, as you press your mouth, tighten it around your tongue like this. And what you’re doing with your eyes is you’re
looking up for deep blinks. I’m gonna do the whole exercise together. I’m gonna show you another exercise for your
tongue, which is for the laugh lines. But, what you’re doing is, if this is your
laugh line, from the inside of your mouth you’re zig-zagging your tongue under it like
this. That was 15 seconds and my tongue…I had
to stop. You rest for a few seconds, and then to the
other side. Close up to the nostril, and all the way down. Here, and here. You know where your laugh lines are, that’s
what it’s trying to erase from the inside. By your tongue doing that for you, your tongue
is working out too. This exercise is for the jowls. There’s a few exercises for the jowls, but
this is one of them. And you put your fingers on your mouth so
that air doesn’t escape, and you fill your cheeks with air, like this. You can feel the stretch from the inside,
and everything gets picked up. For the neck and jowls, the one that I’m gonna
show you now, which is the dead giveaway of your age. Pucker your mouth, and go…like kissing the
sky. And you’ll feel the stretch—you’ll feel
the stretch all over here and here. I’m gonna show you an exercise for your head,
for your scalp. People forget how important it is, the health
of our scalp. First of all, we love our hair, want it to
be beautiful. And if you stimulate your scalp and your hair
follicles, it’s definitely gonna help. If you can use a good oil, or whatever it
is, or even nothing, just your fingers, but you can put your fingers through your hair
like that, and gently pull at the follicles. It’s a good massage, good massage for the
hair. Oh, this feels so good. There’s very few exercises that you do use
your fingers on, and this is one of them. You tap your sinuses, so it’s releasing, opening
up the blockage. And then, the bone—your cheekbone, this
is what you’re following. You’re following your cheekbone, to your temple,
and release. From your nostrils, to your cheekbone, to
your temple, and release. I’m already swallowing—there’s something
being released. Then the other one is you start at the front
of your ear, and you go to the back. This is a big release of fluids. Every time you do it you can feel, you can
feel like you’re swallowing something. I’m 57 years old—I’ve been practicing facial
yoga for the past 10 years. People do ask me what I do for my skin, because
they like how it looks. And I have never had Botox, or Restalyne or
fillers, or anything done to my face. I’m—you know, I’m not a girl who stays home. We go out a lot, and party, we have a very,
very full life. We communicate with our faces, we care so
much about our face, how we look, we makeup, and we have all these products, and we want
to clean our faces right, and make sure the wrinkles are not there, and all that, but
we don’t really work at giving it a holistic approach to your face. You’ve created these expressions, you’ve spent
your whole life creating your own individual signature expression. And we can save it and keep it that way with
these exercises.

100 thoughts on “Understanding Face Yoga ft. Ranjana Khan

  1. Wow you look great for any age , this is a really great work out and fun to do. Your a lovely presenter

  2. OH MY !! 57 years how BEAUTIFULL WOMEN!! how many times   this should be practised? how timesperdau¡¡

  3. I'm relatively young but i notice first lines on my forehead. i like the exercise for the upper eyelids but I'm worried if I'll get more lines on the forehead from pulling my brows up?

  4. Thank you for sharing such a useful video! I was wondering how long for each exercise do you suggest (Like 15 seconds each or 10 repetitions etc)?

  5. Wow! My face feels so good after these exercises.  I was familiar with some facial yoga and yoga for the eyes, but hadn't tried most of these.  Thank you! 

  6. I ordered the video and paid for it, i didn't receive it, very disappointing  and no reply although i emailed so much!!

  7. I've read a lot of facial exercise books and also seen a lot of videos and I still learned some very interesting and well thought out information here that makes a lot of sense.  Thanks for sharing this, it was great!

  8. Great video! It was interesting to listen to her while doing the exercises, because she descibes every pose very in detail. Thank you. 🙂

  9. i love this! and you are so gorgeous and you have amazing skin. you remind me of my mum (who, as it happens, also did her facial yoga on the regular!).

    i'll definitely be doing these.

  10. Don't agree much to what she says and what she has been doing coz she looks 57 probably more than that 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

  11. fantastic and inspiring, thank you Rajana.! I'm 42 so no time like the present! I aim to introduce these exercises in my daily life.

  12. My friend "ClaudeeBeingClaudee" sent me hear. Look like I have a lot to learn. Very interesting. Blessings, and….MaryEllen

  13. Thank you so much my dear for sharing your routine and secrets. You are so beautiful and humble, I hope I look like you when I hit 57, you are an amazing human being. Just subscribed to your channel and I hope you have more tips for under eyes, I have a horrible line underneath each eye, but my young son has it as well, it could be genetic, but it's ugly.. Any way Good health to you xoxox

  14. Amazing lady …but her beautiful soul shines through ..i think her exercises of the face are wonderful..but i also feel this beautiful lady ..its her state of mind that contributes also..but i dont know what personal sorrow she has had ..all people do have sorrow..iv lost and been to hell and back..but its the little things that count ..i could never afford cosmetic fillers ..but i l ove anything helps me look a bit better ..thank you Ranjana xx

  15. ranjana tks. good idea to use oil on your face when you massage bcos the fingers tend to pull the skin. helps to lubricate n it's more gentle.😄

  16. Wow, this is the best video on face yoga
    Thank you sooooo much for sharing
    Just watching made me feel calm and happy

  17. My anatomy teacher showed this to the class last year, and I still try to do face yoga as much as I can. I especially enjoy releasing my sinus pressure when I have a cold or a stuffy nose, and I don't feel completely ridiculous doing it during class or on the bus.

  18. amazingly beautiful. i came to know about face yoga after watching her do the facial exercises.. wonderful

  19. I have done this for just 2 weeks and trust me the result just amazing.so thankful to this video.lotzzz of love for u mam

  20. Hiya, this method seems to be very tough, there is a quite simple way. Search in google as: "Blast4beauty". You will get wide range of new tips to increase your beauty.

  21. This is incredible..She looks too young for her age..Wonder if all Keralites do this, and a bit of exercise, it would be a paradise of beauty queens..

  22. i watch this video at least once a week. and omg Ranjana I just saw you on The Real Housewives of New York! Truly a classy woman! You need your own show!

  23. WoW😳😮😮😮😳 57!!!…. Never would have guessed…Well you’ve got me sold👍😀😀😀👍….

  24. Very useful video!I got inspired from ur nice video.You looks so beautiful! Pl share ur workout video & beauty care routine.Best wishes & regards .

  25. I have dentures and have read that face exercises do not work for people with dentures because the wrinkles are due to bone loss. It also says that they may make them worse. Can you give me further information? Thanks.

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