A roaring success for giving the facial muscles a proper workout which helps maintain the firmness and elasticity of the skin whilst banishing those unsightly wrinkles. Lion is also a great posture for reducing eyestrain, strengthening the throat and neck regions and improving the respiratory system and thyroid gland.
How to perform.
Kneel onto the floor with your buttocks resting on your heels. Flex your feet and tuck your toes under.
Place your hands on your knees with palms down.
Inhale and lengthen your spine.
Exhale and open your mouth as wide as you can. Extending the tip of your tongue down to your chin as far as possible.
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Look up with your eyes, aiming to focus between your eyebrows and let out an audible ahhhhhhhh” sound. Hold the position for as long as comfortable.
Inhale, draw your tongue in and return your gaze to normal. Repeat 5 times or more.
For a variation, you can combine the Lion pose with sitting postures including Lotus (Padmasana).