I just learned this term in the last couple months since I’ve been teaching yoga. Resting B*tch Face. I’m not saying I haven’t seen this before. Oh yes, I have. I’ve even been accused of it. I was accused of it by my mother, no less. Years ago. Neither my mom nor I knew there was such a term for it. I denied having Resting B*tch Face. I didn’t know I looked like a b*tch. How would I know I had “that” look while I just hang out. I find it interesting that my mom tagged it decades before it became a known issue. Moms have a way of saying things that just cannot be denied. (dammit)
Resting B*tch Face is just that. It is the look women have when they are not concerned how they look, when they are concentrated on other things or nothing. I see it regularly all through class. It is surprising to me that I am still surprised at the end of class to see people smiling and talking all with animated faces. All through practice there is this b*tchy look on their faces. Resting B*tch face can be intimidating.
It’s good to know that men have the look too. They have Resting A**hole Face. I appreciate the equality of this.
It is time to change this terrible affliction. It is time to make a concerted effort to enliven these faces. Can I change this with facial yoga? Will this make a difference? Can I take on an entire affliction with an entire populace? Can I win? Can I get into the Great Records of Yoga Influencers (GRYI) by tackling Resting B*tch Face? This needs to be addressed. I am good enough for this. I can change the world one B*tch Face at a time.