Sing through your Bones

October 2018

Would you like to speak and sing with power and passion and shine your true colours? The secret lies is tuning up your body so that your voice box becomes a tuning fork that sends a resonance through your bones. Your body becomes a resonating chamber. Remember how your voice sounds in the shower?

When I started my Feldenkrais Training in 1989, I was surprised and delighted to discover that my voice became stronger and richer and more resonant. I was able to speak up for myself with confidence and clarity, and when I sang it felt like I was singing through my bones.

I started teaching workshops called Free your Body Free Your Voice, and have worked with thousands of people one on one and in group sessions to help them stand up and speak out and sing out.

Now I am very excited to be building a program called The Womanshine System - let your true colours shine through and express the real you. Here is a photo of me recording videos for the program. Those boxes you can see are the building blocks to build the Rainbow Bridge - your brand new support structure to be sounding board for your voice.

Have you heard of Alfred Tomatis, A French Ear, Nose and Throat specialist who pioneered the development of an electronic ear, using music by Mozart, and Gregorian chants to initially help singers, (his father was an opera singer, and he used to send him singers who had voice problems)? Later his work evolved into a much broader application, especially in the area of learning difficulties.

Here is what he says about the larynx being a tuning fork in his book "The Ear and the Voice."

"How does the cervical spine start to resonate? It is a law that when one vibrating object comes into contact with another, the second object will start vibrating of its own accord...A tuning for that has been set in motion vibrates at its own frequency...When it is place in contact with a crystal goblet, it too will vibrate and the resonances will blend. The same thing happens with the spinal column. It starts to sing under the affect of the vibration of the larynx, which is a real tuning fork resting on the cervical spine....Ample, warm, dense sounds are made with minimum effort."

Want to know more about The Tomatis Method? Contact me!

Next Sunday, 7th October, from 9.30am-12.30pm, I am teaching a workshop at the Relaxation Centre in Alderley, called

"Liberate your Voice." Come along and experience the joy and pleasure of sounding through your bones, just like you did when you were a child. You will learn some simple Feldenkrais movements to help you stand tall, as well as sounds and chants to tune your ear. Come out of the shadows and into the light and shine your true colours.Cost is $25. Book at the Relaxation Centre on 073856 3733.

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