Monthly Archive: August 2013

What’s Stress Got to Do… Got to Do With It?

stressed-out-child

What’s Stress Got to Do… Got to Do With It? Understanding the stress response and its affect on the body           As I am currently in the process of moving, I have been thinking a lot about stress. We are all familiar in some way or another with the emotional state …

Continue reading »

The Sing and Squat Conundrum (Part 2)

This may not be a perfect squat, but as a performer you may be required to sing in these types of positions. Using IAAs can help with this!

The Sing and Squat Conundrum (Part 2) Answering some questions…           I purposely left the last post with a lot of unanswered questions in hopes that people would start to really consider the implications of proper breathing during exercise and how it related to singing. I also acknowledge that another few …

Continue reading »

The Sing and Squat Conundrum (Part 1)

The importance of the abdomen in breathing demonstration at TEDxGuelphU 2012

The Sing and Squat Conundrum (Part 1) Using isolated abdominal activations (IAAs) to improve breathing continuity during exercise           A couple of years ago I was giving a lecture to a group of kinesiology students on the anatomy of breathing. I demonstrated the importance of the abdomen in breathing using my …

Continue reading »