Women on the Upper East Side of New York are taking classes in facial yoga, reports Reuters. Instructor Annelise Hagen (pictured) says that muscles become weak and flabby and need workouts for circulation and reduced wrinkles. Wait a minute: don't people who "exercsie" their face by laughing get laugh-lines? And crows feet? Don't divas refuse to smile because they can't "afford the wrinkles"? But you know, I'm sure the ladies in Ms. Hagen's class are having fun making faces like "The Lion" and "Satchmo" and "Marilyn." We have a face, too, it's called "Haha! Suckaaaz!" [Reuters]
Hey, it can work. After a day dealing with a collection of high-maintenance/deeply insecure New York media types, I look like a bitter, 50 year-old virgin (which I'm definitely not). Yoga face lifts, "Facercize" or whatever the hell you want to call it, stretches out your face muscles and makes everything above your neck look a bit more relaxed. I have a DIY version I practice in the privacy of my own bathroom, and it does make me look, well, "better." And yes, some men (like our CEO) should definitely try it.