Breathing Relaxation Voice Warm-Up #1

Warm Up #1: Breathing Relaxation

Why it is important:

Releases tension often associated in the breathing mechanism that can interfere with effective voice production. Ordinarily, if there is tension when breathing, that tension radiates to the voice box muscles.

How to do it:

Take a normal breath and then exhale. Make sure your shoulders and chest are low and relaxed. Repeat many times making sure that your breaths are focused low in the abdomen and that there is not associated chest, neck, or shoulder tension while breathing. You can place one hand on your abdomen to remind you to keep the focus low and away from the chest and shoulders. Hold an “s” sound like in hiss when you exhale.

As always, I hope this was helpful! 

In Health and Wholeness, 

From American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery ›