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A facial expression has influence on everyone in the room

Have you ever known someone that always has a pouty look on their face?  How do you feel around that person? RBF (Resting B…. Face) is a new term that is used to describe a woman that is grumpy looking even when she is at rest.  If you want to know if you have RBF here is a website you can go to to upload a picture of your face for analysis.  Some women might think that having RBF makes them look more powerful.  What do you think when you come across a woman that always has RBF? I would argue that you don’t feel like you want to have fun around or with that person. You might even feel grumpy, and not know the reason. If another person asked you a question, your response might sound mad just because the person with RBF is in the same room with you both.

Facial expression is a signal to others

Some expressions are universal, such as happiness, surprise, disgust, fear, sadness, and anger.  If you have a hard time understanding the signals from others you are not alone.  This BBC article claims that there are 19 different types of smile, and only six occur when we’re having a good time. Some people smile when they are in pain, embarrassed, uncomfortable, horrified or even miserab

le. There is research out there that says that our facial expression says less about how we feel in a particular moment and more about how we signal what we want for the future. For example, if you are talking with someone and they make a grumpy face, that could be a signal that they want the conversation to change direction (or maybe they have a tummy ache).  The signals from our face are often misinterpreted.

I want you to imagine a person (person A) that looks happy and peaceful, and I want you to think about how it feels to be around that person.  If this peaceful, happy person askes you directions, what kind of response would you have?

Imagine another person (person B) that looks like they just smelled a fart, they look grumpy.  How do you feel around this person?  If this grumpy person asked you for directions, what kind of response would you have?

If all other details are the same (social status, outfit, age, gender) and person A and person B asked for help with the same language, chances are that your response to each of them will be very different. Now, what if the person needing directions was you? Can you imagine how your facial expression, as you ask for directions will affect the quality of assistance you will receive?

The fact is that many facial expressions are habitual and don’t convey how we feel at all

When the muscles on your face are tight, they will make some expressions harder and other expressions may never go away (like RBF).  Some causes of tight facial muscles include:

  • jaw/tooth pain
  • sinus problems
  • stress
  • old head trauma
  • using a straw to drink
  • wearing a facial mask
  • shoulder/neck injury
  • digestion issues
  • eye strain
  • wearing a headset for work
  • hauling around a heavy purse/backpack
  • chewing gum

These examples are just the first that come to mind, but I am sure there are many more reasons your face could be tight.

Yamuna Face Sculpting is a facial that stretches and balances the muscles in your face.  In a face sculpting session, your face, neck and head are massaged using the Yamuna Face Balls.  At the same time, the bones of the head are stimulated creating space in the jaw, sinuses and eye sockets. The result is a more relaxed, peaceful facial expression.  You will look younger, and habitual facial expressions will be less common.  With a more peaceful expression on your face, you will react more peacefully, and others will be more relaxed in your presence.  Peace is a beautiful side effect of relaxing your face! Check out a fun interview with Nicole on the Get Foxy Show about her thoughts on Yamuna Face Sculpting.

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