Breath is so interesting. It is not only the fuel for our existence but it is also highly responsive to it.
The handshake, while it feels formal, is a completely acceptable way to make physical contact and let your body “see” the other person. Touching someone changes the way we breath around them.
Sadly, we are out of practice and often attempting to make more physical contact can go awry. Also, some people really don’t like touching or being touched adding a layer of complication. Tomorrow I will go into how to disrupt your thoughts, and perhaps action, around touch.
For today, I’d just like you to observe while you ask yourself these questions. Do you touch anyone outside of your circle of friends/family? Does anyone outside that circle touch you? How do you feel about it?
Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay. She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user. Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker. For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.