It is snowing in MA, and much of the Northeast, this morning. Snow is always…
What muscles are you holding right now?
Are those muscles necessary this moment?
Often the muscles we brace are not the ones currently in use. Among these, are often muscles that have primary roles in breathing and voice use — The muscles of abdomen, back, and neck.
You likely know where some of your tension lies. However, just telling yourself to relax a muscle doesn’t make it so. In fact, very entrenched muscle contractation can only be released by moving the contraction in another direction.
To release the glutes, for example, you must contract them further and then release. To release tension in the neck, gentle movement in all directions is required. You get the idea.
Today’s invitation is to identify what is being held too tight, and move through the release. Also, keep breathing.
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.