Katie Karlson, Lifestyle Editor
You know yoga keeps your muscles lean, limber and supple-but did you know those same principles (and exercises) can be applied to your face? YogaFace
It's called facial yoga, and it's been pioneered by longtime yoga instructor Michael Glen, who has taught at spas like Golden Door and Rancho La Puerta.
Michael developed his program in 2006. It takes about 10 minutes a day to do the five exercises, which lead to a healthier and-wait for it-younger-looking face!
The exercises work your 57 facial muscles to tone and tighten them, prevent sagging, and keep your skin smooth and radiant. Rather than deepening lines, facial yoga softens the wrinkles around your mouth and eyes.
Forget harsh chemical treatments or (yikes) surgery to get smoother skin-the best part of facial yoga is that, like all forms of yoga, it's not only invigorating but 100% natural.
You can learn the exercises thanks to Michael's instructional DVDs and poster guides, available indifferent packages on his website. And if you live near San Diego, where Michael teaches yoga at Golden Door, you can sign up for individual or group coaching, which comes with a personalized facial analysis.
And for the whole body: relieve stress with these 5 targeted moves, that can be practiced anywhere, from New York-based yoga instructor Janna Leyde. This mini sesh incorporates all elements of a full-fledged yoga practice (except inversions).