The net I am referring to is the elastic net of air we are surrounded by all the time. The fact is that even when we are breathing ineffectively, we are breathing. Survival wins.
So what does it mean to perform with breath? It is simply the choice to not only survive but to connect. To move the air around you in order to communicate with other humans. This connection does not require voice, just air. One organism speaking to other organisms.
Then, to activate that most interesting breath pattern, the voice, is a gesture of grace. Sure we can dial it in, we can crash our way through conversations. This is in essence what many of us do, most of the time. That is talking and/or singing but it is not communication. So today and over the next week, consider giving this gift to yourself and others.
To breathe in the most delicious thing and express it using your unique voice.
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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.