Today, I want to share some tips on how to use your facial muscles better when speaking. This isn't about voice training or sounding better, it's about reducing wrinkles and sagging for a youthful look. It's part of my face posture series, where I share tips on how to eat, drink, yawn, and more. So, let's dive into the three tips for better speaking.
1. Do not show lower teeth
I used to show too much of my lower teeth when I talked in my old videos, which can cause saggy cheeks and nasolabial folds. It's important to avoid this by not using the mentalis muscle too much, but it's hard to break the habit. To help, try placing a finger on your chin and talking without thinking about showing lower teeth. Practice showing only upper teeth and avoiding excessive chin movement. You can also try tongue exercises while avoiding moving your mouth too much. It's difficult to avoid moving your mouth completely, but you can try to create sounds inside your mouth, like a ventriloquist.
2. E sound
Let's talk about the importance of the E sound. Many people tend to over use the muscles in their face when saying E. This can lead to tension and wrinkles. Instead, focus on saying E with minimal movement in your facial muscles. This is not necessarily the correct way to pronounce E, but it can help with anti-aging. If you have suggestions for voice training or singing, please share them. Additionally, we should also focus on the Ah sound and the Mallampati score, which measures how much the uvula shows when saying Ah. I am studying ways to train this and will keep you updated. For now, try dropping your jaw and tongue and mewing in front of a mirror.
3. Asymmetrical speaking
Hey guys, today I want to talk to you about asymmetrical speaking. With the pandemic and more people using Zoom, we've become more conscious of how we speak on camera. Asymmetrical speaking is when you speak and one side of your face looks different than the other. We all do it, but it's best not to do it too much. To find out which side is more saggy, look in the mirror and talk. In my case, my left side is more saggy, so I do the SCM stretch to help. Also, you want to avoid using neck muscles when you talk, and the way to do this is by practicing ab breathing. Remember, we breathe over 20,000 times a day, so it's essential to breathe in a better way to reduce tension and asymmetry.
To prevent facial sagging, it's crucial to practice proper breathing techniques like ab breathing. You can find more exercises on our face yoga app and try the asymmetrical analysis for free on iPhone. We're also excited to announce that we'll be live streaming our Koko Face Yoga method starting in January and February of next year. If you're interested in teaching it, check out our website kokofaceyoga.com for a great discount in October only. Thanks for watching, and see you in the next video!