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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Breath is the River

The importance of breath in so many aspects of life is not to be underestimated. The purity of the effect of breath, in simply humming, centers one and brings him directly to his spiritual center. We see the effects of breath in Yoga too, but we also can see this in the degree of emotional content and release in one's singing, whether professional or in the untrained voice. The more relaxed flow and guiding of breath, the greater nuance and degree of emotional expression is notable. When a performance combines the relaxed flow of breath as well as beauty of tone, the impact can be memorable, for performer and listener. Is is the breath that is the 'river, which runs through it.'

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