Tension regularly accumulates in our face. Think about those times when we have to “bite back” words we want to say, or when we try to “put a good face on” when we inwardly upset.
The following technique helps release, or prevent the accumulation of,
facial tension. It can be done anytime that you have a few moments to yourself and where you can’t be seen by others. (It is more fun if you can do it in front of a mirror!)
Move your face in as many different ways as you possibly can. Imagine it is made of rubber, and contort it sideways, up and down, and so on. Screw up your eyes, frown, twist your mouth to one side or stretch it as wide as possible….
Finish off by exhaling deeply, to throw out any residue tension.
Your facial muscles will have a great work-out and you will instantly feel loosened up and relaxed.
“Friends applaud, the Comedy is over.” Beethoven’s last words 1827