How to control Twitching Lips on stage.

By Rita Gangwani on Jun 20, 2023



Experiencing shivering and twitching lips while being on stage can be a common symptom of stage fright or performance anxiety. Fortunately, there are several strategies you can employ to overcome these physical manifestations of nervousness. Here are some potential solutions:

  1. Deep Breathing: Practice deep breathing exercises before going on stage to help calm your nerves and regulate your body’s physiological response. Inhale deeply through your nose, hold for a few seconds, and exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat this several times to induce a state of relaxation.
  2. Visualization and Positive Affirmations: Imagine yourself performing confidently and flawlessly on stage. Visualize a successful performance and repeat positive affirmations to yourself. This technique can help reduce anxiety and build self-confidence.
  3. Physical Warm-up: Prior to going on stage, engage in physical warm-up exercises to release tension from your body. Stretching, gentle yoga, or light aerobic activities can help relax your muscles and alleviate some of the physical symptoms associated with anxiety.
  4. Practice and Preparation: The more prepared you are for your performance, the more confident you’ll feel on stage. Rehearse your act thoroughly, know your lines or routine inside out, and practice in front of others to simulate the stage experience. The more familiar you are with your performance, the less likely you’ll be to experience excessive nervousness.
  5. Relaxation Techniques: Explore different relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, mindfulness meditation, or listening to calming music. Find what works best for you and practice these techniques regularly to help manage anxiety.
  6. Seek Professional Help: If your stage fright is persistent and significantly impacting your ability to perform, consider seeking professional help from a therapist or counselor who specializes in anxiety or performance-related issues. They can provide you with specific coping strategies tailored to your needs.
 Here are a  few exercise to overcome shivering lips
  1. Lip Relaxation Exercise:
    • Sit or stand in a comfortable position.
    • Gently close your lips and relax them completely.
    • Take a deep breath in through your nose, and as you exhale through your mouth, allow your lips to slightly part.
    • Focus on releasing any tension or tightness in your lips.
    • Repeat this exercise several times, each time consciously relaxing your lips further.
  2. Lip Trills:
    • Purse your lips together lightly.
    • Exhale slowly and steadily while making a buzzing sound with your lips.
    • Allow your lips to vibrate as you exhale.
    • Practice this exercise for a few minutes every day to help relax your lips and reduce shivering.
  3. Facial Relaxation:
    • Sit or stand comfortably with your shoulders relaxed.
    • Close your eyes and take a deep breath.
    • Begin by tensing the muscles in your face—squeeze your lips, scrunch up your nose, and raise your eyebrows.
    • Hold the tension for a few seconds, and then release it all at once, allowing your face to relax completely.
    • Repeat this exercise a few times to help release tension in your facial muscles, including the lips.
  4. Tongue and Jaw Stretch:
    • Open your mouth slightly and stick your tongue out gently.
    • Slowly move your tongue in circular motions, both clockwise and counterclockwise.
    • After a few rotations, relax your tongue and close your mouth.
    • Next, open your mouth wider and stretch your jaw by moving it side to side.
    • Repeat these tongue and jaw stretches a few times to relieve tension in your mouth and lips.

Remember to practice these exercises regularly to help relax your lips and minimize shivering. Additionally, incorporating overall stress-reduction techniques, such as deep breathing and relaxation exercises, can contribute to a calmer state, which may help alleviate shivering lips.

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