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21/06/2015 7:35 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

How Sukshma Asana, Or Yoga For The Face, Allow You To Destress Anywhere, Any Time

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Ever wondered why humans grind their teeth, pull their hair and clench their fists to express anger?

There's a reason behind it, says Sejal Shah, a teacher with the Bengaluru-based The Art Of Living Institute established by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in 1981.

These natural and fairly common ways of blowing off steam help relieve tension from the body and face, Shah says. In fact, they all exist in a form of yoga known as Face or Sukshma Yoga.

The subtle techniques of Sukshma yoga help combat ageing, stress and tiredness and get that glow back on your face, says Shah. Not only do these exercises take only 10 minutes every day, they can be practised anywhere!

Shah recommends practicing these techniques for a few minutes before a big work presentation to relax your face, or prior to meditation to help you focus deeper.

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