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Mechanics: Physical Realities

At least once per year, I get to fight my spine and/or hips on a sticking point. Mainly, that they would like to stick to a bizarre contortion and I would like them to be mobile. This week has been a doozy.

There are many possibilities for dealing with physical pain that isn’t attributable to illness or injury. You can medicate, schedule bodywork, ignore it, or be paralyzed by it. In the past, my tactics have been immediate and sometimes extreme. This time, I’ve taken a more gentle route.

It is a gift of this odd pandemic experience is that I have learned to give myself more space. I observe more and allow instinct to be more dominant. So, while I have had all the bodywork, I have also approached my wayward spine with curiosity. Why does it do this? What is this, even?

Those questions bring back into my body. Into the flow of my breath and into movement and sound. Always remembering that the body wants to function. And, remembering to allow it to tell me what is needed.

What are your physical realities today? How will you engage with them?

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 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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