Watch this video below to learn the best ways to keep your voice healthy.
Have you ever been singing or doing drills when suddenly your voice cuts out? There are two key reasons why this occurs and I want to give you some helpful tips on what you can do to fix the issue.
The first reason why this occurs is because there is phlegm in your throat.
The second reason why this occurs is because there might be little bumps on your vocal folds. This can be dangerous because over time these little bumps can turn into Vocal Nodules. This can be caused by two things: smoking and singing incorrectly (vocal abuse).
Watch the video above to learn how to maintain a healthy voice, and read below for more even more information about how to stay in tip top shape during any season.
Here are my top 7 vocal tips for the MIND, SOUL & BODY this Season:
1. Don't smoke. It will damage your voice.
2. Drink one quart of room temperature or warm water per 60 lbs of body weight a day. For example, if you weigh 120 lbs, you would drink two quarts of water per day. You can add a bit of organic lemon to your water, but not too much because it may dry out your voice.
3. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and hot and cold drinks. In addition, phlegm creating substances can include white flour and dairy. Also, perfume or smelly soaps, oils and lotions can aggravate the sinus areas and dry you out! Sometimes it's not a cold, it's a reaction to cologne!
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4. If your voice gets sore (which means you’re not singing properly) REST IT. That means don’t talk or sing at all for 12-24 hours.
5. At the first sign of a cold or sore throat, take Airborne, Vitamin C, Zinc lozenges, garlic cloves, Garden of Life probiotics or any other natural immune booster.
6. To help combat the poor air quality here in SOCAL, breathe through your nose (the cilia in your nose cleans, moistens and warms it), and consider getting an air purifier.
Don't go outside in the cold without wrapping your neck with a scarf. Keep it warm! You never want your throat to be cold when you sing.
7. Take time to re-align your energy by grounding and centering every day using my CORE Breathing exercises
. This will balance your mind and soul to have more clarity and peace during the busiest season of the year.
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