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Acquire: Don’t Be A Tight A**

Literally. We all spend a lot of time sitting and very little thinking about what we are sitting on.

The Glutes take our weight for long periods of time without our even trying to give them a good stretch.

Why should we care?

Not only is everything in this organism connected to everything else but, the Glutes also deeply affect breathing. This is to say glute function is connected to abdominal function and structural support. This means that unreleased contraction in those muscles can become an inability to release in respiratory functions.

In English, your tight butt is making your breath tight.

So time to release it. If you have a foam roller active rolling over each side individually is excellent as is rolling in a ‘Figure Four.’ There are lots of videos for this on YouTube so I won’t belabor the point. Again with the caveat that people with a disability and/or mobility challenges should work within their own parameters to get the best possible function.

Now get to it.

Gina Razón is the Founder and CEO at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service verbal communication studio in Boston’s Back Bay.  She has over two decades of experience as a teacher of voice and speech, is a communication and change facilitator, and is 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

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