Hello everyone! Today, I'll be sharing three exercises that can help improve eye symmetry. One common reason for asymmetrical eyes is poor body posture, so it's important to maintain a balanced and good posture. Additionally, focusing on using the facial muscles, particularly those around the eyes, equally on both sides can also contribute to improving symmetry. Let's dive into these exercises and work towards achieving better eye symmetry.
Let's talk about exercise number one winking. Can you wink on both sides? Some find it harder to wink on one side than the other. If that's the case, practice the more challenging side. Even if you can wink on both sides like me, one side may still be slightly harder. Focus on practicing the harder side. Remember, avoid excessive wrinkling and lightly wink instead. If you tend to develop crow's feet wrinkles when you wink, use your finger to prevent the lines and then practice. Instead of closing the upper eyelid, try lifting the lower eyelid and engage the malaris muscle. I've covered the malaris muscles in a video, so check it out for more details. The key is to prevent wrinkles with your fingers and focus on training the malaris muscle on both sides. Practice to achieve as much symmetry as possible or concentrate on improving the weaker side.
2. Lower eyelid lift exercise
This exercise is a key component of face yoga. You may have seen my video on this topic before, where I discussed practicing both sides simultaneously. However, this time, let's focus on practicing only one side at a time. Try lifting the lower eyelid without moving any other part of your face, such as the forehead or eyebrows. Just concentrate on the lower eyelid. Can you do that? Give it a try, alternating sides. For me, this is my weaker side, making it more challenging than the other side.
Let's move on to exercise number three. Get ready by placing your finger on your forehead and your pinkies on your eyebrows. This is crucial for proper execution. We'll start by opening your eyes as wide as possible, followed by squinting. Repeat this sequence three times. During the opening phase, be aware that your dominant eyebrow may try to lift up, especially if you have asymmetrical eyes. Your main goal is to prevent this movement and maintain stillness. You may need to slightly bring the eyebrow down. Remember to keep your shoulders relaxed and avoid unnecessary tension. Focus solely on your eye muscles without moving your eyebrows or forehead. Slowly open your eyes, then lift your lower eyelid while squinting. Ensure that your upper eyelid remains still. After squinting, slowly open your eyes without any eyebrow movement. Repeat this process with concentration and control. It's important to avoid the motion of angry eyebrows on the dominant side. I have a separate video explaining eyebrow techniques, including how to relax muscle knots. Additionally, be mindful of using your non-dominant eye to avoid overusing the dominant one. If you spend a lot of time working on a computer, check out my other video on desk setup for more information.
In summary, these three exercises aim to improve eye symmetry and promote facial muscle balance. The first exercise focuses on practicing winking on both sides, with a recommendation to prioritize the weaker side. It's important to avoid excessive wrinkling and instead focus on subtle, controlled winks. The second exercise involves lifting the lower eyelid on each side individually to strengthen the muscles around the eyes. Lastly, the third exercise combines opening and squinting while maintaining stillness in the eyebrows and forehead. The goal is to prevent the dominant eyebrow from lifting and to focus on the lower eyelid's movement. Additionally, avoiding angry eyebrow motions and consciously using the non-dominant eye can contribute to overall eye symmetry. Practicing these exercises with proper technique and awareness can help achieve balanced and harmonious eye appearance.