Voice

Using our voice involves a large number of muscles and can be subject to tension like any other part of the body. If we habitually use too much tension in these muscles, or any other part of the body, it will affect our ability to speak, sing and project our voice freely.

A common poor vocal habit is that of gasping in air through the mouth before speaking along with the tightening of the throat, shoulders, and chest muscles. This excessive tension interferes with the head balancing freely on top of the neck at the moment of speaking. Learning to become aware of and preventing this interference will improve and positively affect voice production.

Learning the Alexander Technique will help you:

  • speak in public with greater confidence
  • improve the quality of the sound of your voice
  • overcome speech difficulties
  • learn to control your breathing whilst speaking or singing
  • prevent straining or losing your voice

 

I would not say I am a fan of the technique – I am a disciple. For many years I suffered with chronic neck pain following a horse riding accident. When my HR manager recommended the Alexander Technique I was intrigued. Her father, a stroke victim, had experienced an incredible recovery from practising the Technique – to the point where he no longer needed a walking stick. After the first lesson I felt a dramatic difference; my neck felt long and free like a giraffe.

Annette Shaw

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