What muscles are you holding right now? Are those muscles necessary this moment? Often the…
When we think of breathing well. (some of you sadly don’t do this enough) we often jump to taking “deep” breaths.
But, what if the that isn’t the point? What if, it is more important to take a “just right” breath? A breath to that matches your actual effort.
You do not need the same breath to run as you do to walk. Nor do you need the same breath to speak that you would need to sing unamplified into a 4000 seat hall. The demands are different, the effort is different and so the breath must be different as well.
So by all means practice deep breaths, and fast ones, and surprise ones. All with an invitation to ease in the breath, to flexibility in the body, and access to differences in the way you breathe.
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.