Goal: To strengthen core muscles to aid breath management
Stand tall with hands on rib cage at sides, thumbs to the back.
Take in a deep breath and feel the rib cage expand.
Now let out all of your air WITHOUT collapsing the expanded rib cage.
Practice this over and over until you get the feel of "breathing" being independent of the expanded rib cage.
Once you get the feel of it, you will be able to keep air PRESSURE going longer.
Continue working on the Oxycise breathing. (Smile broadly, showing teeth, inhale deeply through your nose, exhale through your nose.) There is extra incentive to continue work on this type of breathing. John Hopkins Cancer Research Center lists DEEP BREATHING as a major contributor to cancer prevention.
Goal: Forward placement of sound
Sing Veeee in three descending notes 3-2-1 (your choice, anywhere on the scale).
Sing the same three notes as "AH" 3-2-1
Please note that your mouth will not change at all as you morph from eeee to ah. Only the tongue changes.
Repeat up a step 4-3-2. First on Veeee, then on Ah
Repeat up another step 5-4-3- First on Veeee, then on Ah
Finish with vee-ee, ee-ee, ee-ee, ah 5-5, 4-4, 2-2, 1
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