Why We Sing

page 2 Continued from …mood that begets ‘singing to one’s Self’ is one key to unlocking that goal. Volume is only one factor of many contributing to the completeness of this resonance. Vocal talent and quality are not even a consideration. The psychosomatic satisfaction experienced from the release constitutes its effectiveness. Human vocal sound is the resonance of Self-Expression. The

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stuttering

Stuttering The Toxic Voices in our life can take many forms, but they all have one purpose: to keep us in our personal hell (such as worry, depression, poor health, addiction, chronic frustration and dissatisfaction). At the very least they keep us trapped in a stagnant “Comfort Zone,” leading what Thoreau called a life of “quiet desperation.” Our Natural Voices

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singing

Singing and Speaking Unless you have some kind of congenital deformity or surgical alteration, If you know how to breathe you can sing; sooner than later. A client told me ” Michael, when I sing, nearby plants die”. Cute but I had him singing the national anthem in full voice in two days. Singing is a God given ability that

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humming

Humming In a study reported in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (2002; 166: 144-145),researchers at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden found that nitric oxide levels in the sinuses were 15 times higher during humming than during normal, quiet exhalations. Nitric oxide (NO) helps to dilate the capillary beds and increase blood flow. Humming had the

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chanting

Chanting I often think of the breath as the link between the body, mind and spirit. Chanting can be very beneficial but as well must be under the direction of a master teacher. For me, chanting in a foreign tongue, albeit extremely healing, spiritually based, and sometimes incredible to experience in its most highly developed forms, is a somewhat limited

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