Singing for Health
Can singing be good for your health? Is deep breathing good for your health? Is expressing emotions? How about using postural an abdominal muscles? It is possible. Vibrational stimulation of the sinuses and chest is good. Oxygen is good for you. Relaxing the throat and opening the heart area can be cathartic, release stress and probably even stimulate endorphins.
But you probably are thinking that you cannot sing. We’re not talking about being a hit singer, but rather making your speaking voice a bit more creative and musical sounding. Even if you can’t sing you likely tap your feet to music, hum while you work or serenade yourself in the shower, so in some way you are already on your way!
Learn How to Sing
Here are five singing tips:
- warm up
- exercise voice daily
- open your throat
- sing with confidence
An internet search reveals many more tips that you may find helpful. There are even fantastic teaching videos!
For instance, voice finder Felicia Ricci, suggests ways to find your singing voice:
- pay attention to your own voice when talking- breathy, soft, throaty, assertive – all natural variations to your voice that you will feel in different parts of your head, throat, face and mouth
- Listen to and imitate singers you like
- Make vocal sounds like wining and complaining – feel the nasal sensations, this is called “mask resonance”
- Sing in the mask – now musically speak works as
- Monkey Hoot whoo whoo a ah AAH A AAAAAH – she assures that this helps with your throat muscles used for singing.
Here are 5 examples of concepts to search for when interested in improving your singing voice. Theses are all teaching videos by Eric Arceneaux.
- How to find your voice >>>
- Opening voice >>>
- Increasing vocal range >>>
- Improving Vocal Tone
- Strengthening the Voice >>>
It may be hard to imagine that lip rolls, buzzing and humming will help you sing better. But look at these teaching videos that teach you to sing using those techniques and more.
How To Sing Better in Five Minutes
How to Sing Better for Girls
How to Sing Well for Men
Did you know that you can learn to control your vocal cord position? If you do it will help you sing higher notes!
How to Sing Really High
More Singing Tips and Exercises
Consider Voice Lessons
Learning to use your voice correctly can provide some of the same potential benefits as signing. The two are very closely related. In fact voice lessons may be more approachable for you. Learning to use your voice for improved vocal expression is helpful for speaking and conversation but it may also help ease you into singing. A potential way to benefit similarly is to have lessons with a voice coach. Nowadays you can take private signing lessons while in your home! You may find a coach singing coach that travels. But you will certainly find one to coach you online or by phone.
If you want lesson from a private voice coach without leaving the comfort of your home try Superior Singing Method by Aaron Anastasi >>>
Or, consider this voice coach, who I found to be very generous and talented Randy Hames. He will call you directly if you request information on his website.
Singing for the Health of It
A discreet way to get some toning health benefits is to hum. Do this now, to yourself. Feel the vibrations though out your chest You may cough afterwards. That is ok. The back pressure can inflate the deeper parts of your lungs that you do not exercise vey much. Or perhaps you just need to drink water to wet your throat. Be sure to sit up straight and deeply breathe to prepare yourself to hum or sing. You can practice singing in your car to your favorite songs. Whenever you find the right moment…and it may be spontaneous, just go with it!
When you are really ready to liberate yourself, try karaoke! Start by singing with a karaoke video found online. Next try it or with a group at a party or local hangout. No doubt, you will enjoy the laughter and fun that goes along with it.
When you do get up an sing before a fun crowd of fellow karaoke singers, you may be in for a surprise. Afterwards, you may feel like something released within. Like you have been freed from something. Because you conquered a fear, you are different. Enjoy and embrace the experience so that you will know yourself in this way. When ever you need courage, just remember your courageous accomplishment and feel the experience again.
Sing Your Song for the Health of It
As Helen Reddy sang, “Sing, sing a song. Make it simple to last your whole life long. Don’t worry that it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear. Just sing. Sing a son.!” A bit like laughter, singing can be good for your health both emotionally and physiologically. So sing for the health of it!