Facial expressions are movements of the muscles of the face, which are a form of manifestation of certain feelings (joy, disappointment, sadness, etc.). Mimicry is also one of the auxiliary forms of communication between people. Accompanying speech, it gives great expressiveness and persuasiveness.
There are two types of facial expressions: - Reflex everyday facial expressions;
- Conscious facial expressions. It helps the actors consciously get the facial expressions they want.
Since ancient times, humanity has been familiar with physiognomy. This is the art of face reading, which was especially developed in China during the Middle Ages, as well as in Japan. In these countries, special schools were even created in which facial expressions were studied by the millimeter. Based on the accumulated experience, physiognomists tried to determine the nature and fate of each tubercle on the face, each redness or paleness of the skin.
Exercises for the development of facial expressions usually begin with the simplest and end with complex workouts, the effectiveness of which will increase with each lesson. To begin with, you need to develop the mobility of the muscles of the face. To do this, you need to make voluntary movements of the facial muscles. Try to loosen your face while restoring optimal mobility. After a certain period of time after starting training, you will notice that your face has become more free and can take on a variety of expressions. In doing so, you will not feel absolutely any tension, because the initial exercises consist mainly of relaxing the facial muscles.
Along with the beginning of the exercises for the development of facial expressions, it is very useful to do special exercises for the development of correct speech. Due to this, in the future, the development of facial expressions will occur much faster, and the development process will become intuitive and simple.
Further, with the help of the facial muscles, it is required to depict various emotions in front of the mirror. Try to pronounce different words with different shades of emotion. For example, you can say the word "Hello!" with joy, with rudeness, with rage, with malice, and so on. Everything is up to your imagination. Pretty soon you will see that your face takes on the shades of emotion you want, depending on the color of your condition. In addition, all these movements will not be arbitrary. You will be completely in control and aware of them.
The final stage in the development of your facial expressions will be the following exercise. Let your partner stand in front of you and begin to portray various kinds of emotional states. Next, switch roles with him. Remember that by reading the emotions of other people, you are thus learning to manage your emotions.