Category Archive: Healthy Voice, Healthy Living

Discussions on maintaining vocal health, and how using your voice properly can help you live a healthier life.

Nobody “Nose” The Trouble I’ve Seen

taken from www.tips.life

Nobody “Nose” The Trouble I’ve Seen Are your breathing habits making it harder for you to sing?             No matter what kind of singing you do, you know how important exhalation is as a source of power for your voice. Diaphragmatic and abdominal muscle coordination determine how much and how …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The HOTTER Singer Dilemma

singing-into-the-fan

The HOTTER Singer Dilemma Why more moisture in the air isn’t necessarily a good thing for your voice             High Humidity is often overlooked when thinking about vocal issues because we have been taught: voice + moisture = good! From the earlier discussion about low humidity, we know that moisture …

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The Hot Singer Dilemma

Singing into a fan

The Hot Singer Dilemma How keeping cool when it’s hot out can be a challenge for your vocal health             ‘Tis the season when singers and other voice users start to realize a real unpredictability in their vocal health. Some days we wake up with throats as dry as desert …

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