Today, let's discuss the benefits of ear movement and how to train it. If you can wiggle or move your ears, it indicates that the surrounding muscles and scalp muscles are active. This can help lift your face when you smile. By activating these muscles, you can achieve a subtle lift. Let's explore three exercises to awaken these muscles. Before focusing on the ear muscles, it's important to warm up the scalp muscles. Let's get started!
1. Scalp massage lift up the occipitalis muscle
In the first step of the training, we focus on activating the scalp muscles before addressing the dormant ear muscles. Since our regular facial expressions and lifestyle don't require much ear movement, these muscles tend to be inactive. We will target three areas the big occipital muscle, the area between the ears, and the area around the ears.
>Big Occipital Muscle: Begin by hooking your fingers into the scalp and gently moving them for one minute. Avoid massaging the hair directly, instead focusing on the scalp to prevent hair damage.
>Area Between the Ears: Place your fingers in this region and apply gentle pressure for another minute. Keep your shoulders relaxed throughout the exercise.
>Area Around the Ears: Now, focus on the area around the ears. Hook your fingers and move the scalp in this area for one minute. Be mindful not to pull or damage the hair.
These scalp muscle activation exercises prepare the muscles for further training. Stay tuned for the next steps to train your ears.
2. Lift up ear using your fingers
I'm actively lifting my ears using my fingers as a starting point. I count 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 while lifting with my fingers. Then, I try to lift my ears without finger movement, but with fingers touching them to sense the movement. It's a subtle movement, but noticeable. When I lift my ears, my lower eyelids also move due to the connected muscles. I repeat this exercise to improve, focusing on feeling the movement without actually moving my fingers.
3. Freeze forehead exercise
In this exercise, we focus on the connection between the eyebrow and the ears. When we raise our eyebrows, our ears may move slightly. However, we want to avoid overworking the muscles and keep our forehead and eyebrows still. Place your fingers to stabilize the forehead and pinkies on the eyebrows to ensure they don't move. Keep your shoulders down and try to lift your ears. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
The training begins with a scalp massage to activate the dormant occipitalis muscle and prepare for ear muscle exercises. Three areas are targeted: the big occipital muscle, the area between the ears, and the area around the ears. Gentle scalp movements in these areas awaken the muscles without damaging the hair. Next, we lift the ears using fingers as a starting point, gradually transitioning to lifting without finger movement while maintaining touch to sense the movement. This exercise enhances ear muscle strength and control, with possible slight movement in the lower eyelids due to muscle connections. The freeze forehead exercise focuses on the relationship between eyebrows and ears. By stabilizing the forehead and keeping the eyebrows still, we prevent muscle overwork. With relaxed shoulders, we lift the ears and repeat the exercise for improved coordination.