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3 Exercises To Activate Malaris Muscle

Today I'd like to talk about three tips to activate your malaris muscle.

If you don't know what the malaris is, check out our Malaris video. But let's do a quick intro. This muscle is tiny and located in your forehead, just above your eye socket. It's the key to lifting up your eyes and cheeks because it's attached here (point to eyebrow). So if you want to have more foxy eyes or more defined open eyes, cat eyebrows, and at the same time lift up your cheeks so you won't have any jaw or sharp jawline—you want to have activated the malaris muscle. Especially if you're white people, you really need to want to do this!

The thing is, when you're working out your jaw, it's not only about making it bigger. It's also about making it stronger. And at the same time lift up your cheeks so you will not have any jaw or sharp jawline you want to have activated the malaris muscle. Especially if you're white people, you really need to want to do this. Check the reason in the video. Anyway, let's move on to the three exercises. Let's do it.

1. Aegyosal and Malaris

Okay, so this is a new look. I need to give credit to my instructor friends when I was teaching, who taught me and to me, it's really a game changer. So first of all, these malaris muscles are tiny muscles—almost nonexistent in white people—and it's hard to feel them even if you try to wake them up. But now I knew how to really feel them! Let's everyone close their eyes. This is hard for me to explain because I'm closing my eyes, but when you close your eyes and try to feel the malaris only the malaris If you don't know what malaris check the video (video link). Malaris video. But only the malaris This one is dark blue, which means super sleeping. And try to listen up and down with eyes closed. With eyes closed that's the first one. Do you feel it all over the malar? It's like your tongue is up, of course. And do you feel it? I like tongue-up really well, not just from mewing but also really kind of a foundation stabilizer lifted up. So it's easier for you to feel it. This is what we call "malar." Okay? Did you feel it? So let's do it again. Close your eyes and say "aegyo sal." Say "malaris." Do you feel it? To me, there's a big difference. It's like a huge difference between the two. Finally, I can really feel the difference between aegyo sal and malaris by doing this. Please let me know if this works for you too because I don't want to think that this is just me being crazy but I really feel like there's a big difference here. It's hard for me to feel that big difference with my eyes open kind of so if you can do aegyo sal like this slow, don't go too fast, or else it won't work as well but if you can do even ten repetitions per day every single day it will be game-changing by the way guys if you want to know more about other exercises like these we have lots of stuff going on in.

2. Occipital Belly Muscle

If you can lift up your ears, that means your malaris is super active and you can really lift up your face. So I cannot do that, unfortunately. But I'm sure there are many people who can move their ears. Please keep practicing because you don't want to lose the amazing ability and massage. And then maybe this time try to lift up your ears with the fingers, massage the occipital belly muscle and then count it up. Now you understand the difference between aegyosal and Malaris, I assume. Then, for this exercise we need to give credit to Gamze, thank you so much. So, back of the head, we have different muscle occipital belly muscles. So it doesn't have to be like really exactly that area. But I'm going to just like this, but I'm going to put it inside my hair so it feels more direct. And then just massage. If you can. Of course, you can, right? No, of course. But if you can, massage and then massage because it's connected to malaris which is really close to the malaris." I know my ear is not moving, but I'm trying. At least trying is good, right? And then I know it's not moving, but I'm trying the ears, right? So let's do it ten times. Ear lift up with the massage. The tongue is up. Four, three, two, left. Okay, now we're going to try to activate the models. Up, down, up, down. And you're not going to see any movement. Probably very little, but that's okay. Did you feel it? When I do the malaris this entire aegyosal moves (which is totally normal). So that's okay! Although we kind of differentiates aegyo sal and malaris (I like you to), in order to move this aegyo sal moves (which is fine). So let's do it one more time! Head again! Shoulder down before your back and the tongue is up!

3. Original Exercise (OG)

This is going to be so much fun! We just did this a few seconds ago, but let's do it again. And now by this point, you should feel more here, so it will be more effective. And this is going to have three steps: Step 1: Put one finger on the muscle, two fingers on the muscle, or three fingers on the muscle. We'll do one each. So I'm going to do this first. So one, two, three. And in the middle of this middle finger is the Malaris area. Imagine that. Step 2: Now move only your muscle—no help from anything else—just move your muscle up and down like you're doing a little kickstart for your own body. Step 3: Move up and down slowly until you feel a little bit of movement under your finger (or fingers). Yes! It's working! The next step is to practice the muscle movements without moving your fingers. This is a great way to isolate the movement of just one muscle group and improve your control over that group. So let's start with the first step: fingers and muscles are both moving up. One, two, three. And this in the middle is the malaris. And then step one is fingers and muscles are both moving up one, two, and ten times slowly. So ten, nine, eight, the tongue is up. Slowly. Three, two, one. You see, you don't see big movement because I'm really like very little, even smaller than this, like this. You barely see the movement. But that's okay. That's fine because it's a tiny muscle. So that was step one. And step two is we're going to only the muscle moving. Fingers, not moving. Only the muscle. Okay now we're gonna move on to step three: One-two-three: And this time look towards me and do the same thing but slightly different because you have to really concentrate after all those dramas! I hope you got it!


Exercise one: Close your eyes and practice aegyo sal. Feel the difference between this and the malaris. Then repeat it a few times, just to make sure your muscles are waking up.

Exercise two: Massage the occipital belly muscle with your fingertips. Feel how relaxed it is, and then try to massage it until it's not so relaxed anymore. (It takes practice!)

Exercise three: Run your fingers down the sides of your neck, then use them to lift up one side of your earlobe at a time. Do this ten times on each side, then move on to massaging both sides together for another ten times total.
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