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|Hi Kathy Jo,
I was doing some reading on some singing stuff and came across this
and thought it might be of interest to you. I've heard that people
have used this technique during birth and perhaps your doula has
mentioned it already. Anyway, here it is...
A Toning Experience
What is toning? Toning is producing an elongated vowel
sound, and it is the only way in which you can
internally massage yourself. You can't reach in and
massage your solar plexus, or your heart or your gall
bladder, but you can produce vibrational massage to
each of those areas through toning.
Toning synchronizes and balances your brainwaves
within a few minutes, reduces stress and releases
negative emotions, improves health, empowers the
speaking voice, improves listening abilities and
releases tension instantly.
The following is a simple, five-day exercise that will
get you "into your voice." This is all about using
your natural voice to contribute to your own personal
well-being--there are no rights or wrongs, just what
works for you. You may want to record your
observations in a journal and compare your experiences
at the end of the week.
First, warm up your voice and get used to hearing
yourself make a sound. Always take a deep breath at
the beginning. Start at the top of your range and
allow your voice to slowly slide down to the bottom of
your range. On the next breath, start at the bottom of
your range and slowly slide to the top. How did that
feel? What did you notice?
Day 1--Hum with closed lips and a relaxed jaw while
walking around for 10 minutes.
Day 2--Make an AH sound, as in 'aha', sitting down,
eyes closed for 10 minutes.
Day 3--Make an OH sound, as in "hold", standing up for
Day 4--Make an EE sound, as in 'bee', sitting down,
eyes fixed gaze for 10 minutes.
Day 5--Make an OU sound, as in 'ooo',lying down eyes
closed for 10 minutes.
Hope you're feeling ok!
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