Take a few minutes right now to drop into your inner resources and activate your energy.

“In this moment right now this love comes to rest in me.” Rumi 

Root – Legs, feet, base of spine
Visualize red roots going downward into the earth connecting you into safety of the moment.

Belly – Visualize an orange whirlpool and let it spread through your whole body bringing energy and aliveness to your body!

Solar Plexus – Above the belly and below the sternum – visualize a yellow fire transforming any lethargy away and charging you!

Heart – Now spread the fire and take some big breaths expanding your fire and igniting your compassion!

Throat – Sing and increase the feeling tone in your body bringing more presence here and now. (5 open mouthed Ah’s)

3rd Eye – Between the eyes – Be a lighthouse beaming outwards from where you are looking out over yourbody of water creating safety and presence.  

Crown of the head – Increase your consciousness and understanding of the moment and what is needed for you today. 
 

Chiaroscuro – dark and light

Mind your tone! Watch your tone with me! You may or may not remember these words from your younger days? We can’t help the tone of our voice telling on us! The truth is inside the tone and not the actual words we are saying. It is our Living Word. Let’s see what’s...

We are like trees…

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Shake off the nasty…

Shake off the nasty…

Those statements that locked time into a small room along with their voice and carefulness crept up around them to replace freedom.

Singing and Safety

I did a podcast yesterday and the interviewer shared her experience of when she was a child she was told by a family member to be quiet after she sang.  She shared that at the time that she was singing she felt so open and free and then a familiar voice said to...

Digging roots in the playground…

I call the root chakra the Playground. It is the ground of play that we as children were raised in.  Play started with our Mothers and the play between Mother and child with cooing and the wiggling of arms and legs and such as well as the playful and loving sound...

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Getting out of the way!

I was trying to help Louis find a new pathway for his voice using boring old musical scales.  Up and down, up and down with each time introducing very subtle movements for him to try.  Listen to the vowel! Focus your gaze forward! Soften your eyes! Enjoy yourself!  I...

Rants of a voice teacher…

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The Pleaser and the Voice

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Open & Release Your Voice!

The singing voice gets a bad rap. It’s criticized and judged from a very early age. I don’t know what compels grade school music teachers to shame innocent children into ‘standing at the back‘, or to ‘mouth the words,‘ but it happens all the time. There are so many...

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