Face Yoga : Detox

Ahhh January – the month of good intentions. “Detox” has been a buzzword for the past couple of years and 2018 is no exception.

A quick Google search will yield Detox Juices, Detox Food, Detox Diet, Detox Express, Detox At Home, Detox Plan, and even, Sexual Detox? Anyway…There are also articles popping up claiming that a “Detox” is nothing but marketing bunk. After all, your kidneys, liver, lungs and skin are detoxing your body as you read this.

If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’m guilty too. I even capped off my week, with a great group of students, with a Detox Your Face Workshop.

So WHY did Face Yoga Luxembourg succumb to all the “Detox” hubbub too?

I have done them. And I know how disciplined you have to be. Especially since, like most of the people on the planet, I love to eat. Anyone who has ever seen how much pizza I can put away will attest to this.

My first experience was with a 10-day Green Smoothie Cleanse. Three yummy smoothies replaced the day’s main meals with unlimited snacks of fruits & vegetables & nuts. Oh, and a hard-boiled egg if you were craving protein (Best eggs I’ve ever eaten!).

Yes. I DID feel good. And yes. I did discover which foods have a more negative impact on my body, like bloating.

Since then, I do this periodically, to give myself a break from those foods that affect me personally. I haven’t given them up, I just try to eat them in moderation.

I digress and I still haven’t answered the question, have I?

According to the Oxford Living Dictionary, “Detox” is a process, or a period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances.

Face Yoga Luxembourg’s Mini Detox Week was not about “abstention” or “deprivation,” or buying products that claim to detoxify the system, or even to make you suffer for a week, only to throw yourself on the nearest chocolate cake the second it is over.

It was just a gentle reminder that healthy choices are out there. We don’t have to choose them all the time, but our bodies and minds, our skin and our faces, benefit from them. And not just with regards to food. Exercise, Face Yoga included, breathing in more fresh air, drinking more water, and taking a break from social media (your tired eyes & turkey neck will thank you), no matter how brief, have positive effects. Effects that just may incite you to practice them more often.


Tap into the natural resources available to feel and stay young.

And, please, eat some chocolate cake, if that’s really what your body is telling you it needs.

Workshop February 24th – Face Yoga Basics

Where : Club Haus Am Brill, Capellen

When : Saturday, February 24th, 10h – 11h30

Face Yoga Basics helps you discover core exercises that strengthen and relax  all areas of the face. Your face will radiate confidence & composure.

For more information or to sign up for the workshop, contact the Club Haus Am Brill on : 30 00 01 or by e-mail : clubsenior@mamer.lu

For more information about Face Yoga contact : kim@faceyogaluxembourg.com

Face Yoga : How long does it take to see results?

I proudly posted my one-year before & after photos on Facebook and the webpage today. That got me thinking about the second most frequently asked question I get : “How long does it take to see results ?” The first is, “Face Yoga ? What’s that?”

It seems such a cop-out to respond, “Well, everyone is different,” and thank the universe we are, but it doesn’t help when we’re looking in the mirror and not liking what we see.

We live in a quick-fix world, and if that’s what you’re seeking (and have the money to blow on treatments and procedures) Face Yoga probably isn’t for you. And that’s OK.

But back to the question at hand.

Ahem. With regular practice of at least 5 minutes per day focusing on the area(s) they want to improve, some people will see results within two weeks. The operative words here are “with regular practice.” Translation. It needs to become a habit.

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I usually recommend to practice in the morning to energize and get in tune with your daily facial movements, then again in the evening to relax, rewind and get a better night’s sleep. Stress can make us frown even in our sleep. Not to mention how we contort and mush up our faces tossing and turning or depending on our sleep position. But that’s a subject for another blog.

Add in an afternoon practice for a little pick me up, like a coffee break, but hold the coffee. Drink (hot) water instead.

And if you can do a full 5 to 20 minutes, or more, at a time, go for it.

Realistically, not everyone always has an extra 20 minutes, so ask yourself at any given moment, “Is this a good time to fit in one or a few face exercises?”

Many students practice in the car, in bed, in the shower, while cooking, cleaning or walking the dog, and, yes, even every time they go to the bathroom! The list goes on.

What’s YOUR ideal moment?

Banish the words “I have to” and “I should.” Just do it. Make faces. Be a kid again. Enjoy it. The key is to practice daily.

Your commitment will help you find those moments. After a month or so, what seemed like it took discipline becomes less of an effort, and,Voila! Face Yoga becomes a part of your lifestyle. The positive, physical changes come from you. Your resolution. Your realistic goals. Your efforts. How do you think you will feel when you look in the mirror then?

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So doing the exercises is one thing. The happy, confident feeling that comes with it is another.

The time it takes will be as unique as you are.

Thank the universe.

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Happy 2018 !

A new year always brings new ideas and new resolutions.

Starting the blog is one of mine. Why ? Well, honestly Facebook is great, but it’s just too ephemeral.

You don’t know exactly who’s seeing what and when, or why. This blog is for me.

People who don’t spend their lives checking-in miss things, or can’t find them when scrolling back through a newsfeed. This blog is for them.

And, hard as it may be to believe, there are still people out there who just don’t use Facebook. This blog is for you.

If you’re here, getting your face in shape, taking back control of how you want to age or picking up tips for a more healthy lifestyle probably figure into this year’s resolutions .

So, what’s your goal ?

Do you want to tone, sculpt & lift the face ?
Do you want to improve your skin tone ?
Do you want to diminish and prevent wrinkles ?
Do you want to correct any facial asymmetry ?
Do you want to release tension in the head, face, neck & upper back ?
Do you want to improve your posture & fight the effects of gravity ?
Do you want to boost your self-confidence ?

Face Yoga can help with all of the above. But I’m not going to lie to you. It does take commitment and you need to know how to properly do the exercises. The good news is – Face Yoga exercises are surprisingly simple and can be done anywhere, when you have the time or even while doing other things. No equipment, no special clothes, no set amount of time to get results. It’s actually a lot of fun, and once you get into it, you WANT to do the exercises. I’m here to help with that !

January usually begins with great energy, great resolve and great expectations that, unfortunately, according to the experts, fizzle out by mid-February. I’m here to help with that too.

So, let’s set some realistic goals for the beginning of this year. Never feel you’re starting too small. Every step gets you closer to where you want to be. We can motivate each other throughout the year. We’ll encourage each other when we’re down and we’ll celebrate together when we’re up.

Let’s Do This.

Workshop January 20 – Detox Your Face

Where : Club Haus Am Brill, Capellen, Luxembourg

When : Saturday, January 20. 10h – 11h30

Detox Your Face, the first workshop of 2018, is an all over face workout to help rid the face of toxins and improve circulation.

For more information, or to sign up please contact the Club Haus on 30 00 01  or by e-mail clubsenior@mamer.lu.