This week, I went back to dance class (virtually). It had been a while. Moving…
People can get a little nostalgic.
Sometimes about great moments of the past which is understandable. But more often, we get nostalgic about things we are misremembering or even things that are just didn’t happen. No matter where that rosy reflection comes from it can’t beat a simple truth that time, and air, move forward.
It does no good to reflect on how good it used to be (or should have been) when you are communicating in the present. If you find yourself in this love affair with the rearview, you might need a shake-up — to ground yourself in the present moment. Focused breathing is great for this.
So the offer today is to take a walk. Focus on inhaling and exhaling in pace with your movement, and look around you. Don’t listen to a podcast or music, don’t call anyone, don’t bring a friend. Just take a walk with yourself, your breath, and your senses. You are here.
This Friday at 12:30 pm EDT, Gina will be live on FB. These will be short voice alignment sessions aimed at voice skills building. Watch it on the GROW Voice FB page. I hope to see you there.
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.