Did you know that the ear is a battery for the brain? (Alfred Tomatis)
And that training your ear through voice exercises can do many things including:
- Energize and stimulate your brain and body.
- Increases neuroplasticity (what!).
- Improves balance and posture of the overall body.
- Increases (and this is a good one) the muscle tone in the body.
- Increases well-being.
Singing is energizing and does all that good stuff if it promotes enough high frequencies inside of the tone of the voice, if it doesn’t then singing and listening to music doesn’t feed us it starves us.
The voice exercises that I do in my classes do exactly this – increase the higher frequencies in your tone and literally lift you up.
It is the same with listening to music. If there are not enough high frequencies in the music then even the muscle tonus of the body will not have a sense of lifting up, but slackening and loosening.
Building muscle tone or tonus through singing and the conscious use of singing is something I have been studying for many years.
It really is quite miraculous to sing!
(Partially informed by the book ‘The Brain’s Way of Healing’ written by Norman Doidge, M.D..)
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