Traditionally, yoga focuses on inner beauty, but I recently came across a secret yogi technique to enhance the outer beauty as well. No scalpel, no down time, no pain, no magic creams — sounds like a slam dunk to me! Why wouldn’t you want to try it?!
Ancient yogic texts mention an exercise known as Kaki Mudra, which can be used to strengthen the muscles in your face. The routine was meant to be kept as a sacred yogi secret, but I aim to share the wealth. When performed regularly, Kaki:
- Tones the face
- Strengthens the nasal passages
- Strengthens the respiratory system
- Refreshes and rejuvenates the skin
- Reduces skin blemishes
- Increases facial luster
- Positively affects the thyroid and parathyroid
- Cleanses the fifth chakra
How to perform Kaki Mudra
- Close nostrils with both thumbs, leaving the eyes open
- Make a beak with your lips and draw in the air
- When you feel your lungs are full, close the mouth and hold the breath making a balloon with the cheeks
- Bend the head so that the chin touches the throat.
- Hold for as long as possible
- When ready to exhale lift the neck upwards and exhale through the nostrils
- Perform as many times as possible over the span of 2-3 minutes
Practice yoga with Gwen Lawrence on GaiamTV.com!