Facial Fitness: 6 Beginners Exercises – Neck & Eyes

Before your start your exercises, try to relax. Choose a time when you have space for yourself. Set aside this time just for you, and don’t let yourself be distracted.

  • Sit quietly, close your eyes and let go.
  • Feel the tension leave your head, brow, eyes, cheeks, mouth, jaw, neck, shoulders, chest, arms, torso, legs.
  • Breathe in deeply, then breathe out — feeling at peace with yourself.
  • Relax like this for one to two minutes, or longer if you wish.
  • Then start to warm up with the following neck movements.

1. Down and Up Nod: Three times

Make relaxed, smooth movements. Keep your jaw relaxed.

1. Sit or stand. Your spine should be straight but relaxed. Breathe in and breathe out slowly.

2. Gently lower your head forward until your chin rests on or near your chest. You will feel a gentle stretch at the back of your neck. Slowly breathe in and breathe out.

3. Now slowly raise your head and lower it backwards towards your shoulder-blades. Relax in this position. Stretch your chin upwards. Breathe in and breathe out.

4. Raise your head again, slowly. Do this three times.

2. Right to Left: Count to 5 Each Side x 3 times

Feel a gentle stretch in your neck when your head is turned. Keep your jaw relaxed.

1. Sit or stand. Your spine should be straight but relaxed. Breathe in and breathe out slowly.

2. With your head and neck erect, turn your head slowly to the right. Count to five.

3. Now turn your head slowly to the left. Count to five.

4. Do this three times.

3. Ear to Shoulder: Count to 5 Each Side x 3 times

Don’t force your head down towards your shoulders.

1. Sit or stand. Your spine should be straight but relaxed. Breathe in and breathe out slowly.

2. With your head and neck erect, lower your head to the right, bringing your right ear towards your right shoulder. Count to five.

3. Raise your head slowly, then lower it to the left, bringing your left ear towards your left shoulder. Count to five.

4. Do this three times.

4. Look Up and Down: Count to 5 Each Side x 3 times

Don t tense your shoulders or jaw.

1. Stand or sit. Your shoulders and jaw should be relaxed. Your head should be facing forward and erect.

2. Moving only your eyes, look upwards as far as possible. Count to five.

3. Lower your eyes rapidly and look down. Count to five.

4. Do this three times.

5. Look Right to Left: Count to 5 Each Side x 3 times

Keep your head still. Move only your eyes. Breathe steadily.

1. Stand or sit. Your shoulders and jaw should be relaxed. Your head should be facing forward and erect.

2. Moving only your eyes, look to the right. Count to five.

3. Rapidly look to the left – eyes only. Count to five.

4. Do this three times.

6. Look Diagonally: Three times

Keep your head still. Move only your eyes. Breathe steadily.

1. Stand or sit. Your shoulders and jaw should be relaxed. Your head should be facing forward and erect.

2. Moving only your eyes, look diagonally up to the left, then rapidly diagonally down to the right. Do this three times.

3. Now look diagonally up to the right, then rapidly diagonally down to the left. Do this three times.

4. Do this three times.

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