Here's an article I wrote many years ago on the benefits of singing, and it is especially timely all these years later.
Singing is a natural remedy on many levels!
In these times when we may be cooped up in our homes - belting out a tune may be one of the best things we can do for our health and peace of mind!
Enjoy the article! Cheers, Beth Lawrence
10 Ways Singing Can Change Your Life!
©2006 Beth Lawrence
If you love to sing, then you're already aware that singing is fun, energizing and a great stress reducer. But if you’re one of millions who claim " I can’t sing!" then I suggest that you consider singing as an absolutely free, non-prescription, safe and effective life-enhancing tool.
In my "Joyful Singing" workshop, I remind shy singers, "You were born singing! It's as easy and natural as speaking!" If you're facing physical, emotional or mental challenges, or if you just want more peace and happiness, here are 10 ways singing can change your life.
1. Promotes deep breathing!
As you begin to use "full body breathing" with a relaxed, soft belly, you allow the diaphragm to drop down, giving the lungs the freedom to expand more fully. Relaxed abdominals are essential for proper breath support while singing. I like to think of "filling up like a balloon" when I sing. This gives firm, active breath support and allows for deep, full breathing. Singing promotes slow, deep, healthy breathing, and exercises the lungs.
From Beth Lawrence
If you're serious about singing then you've got to take care of your voice. Here are some healthy ways to do that!
Beth Lawrence, Award-winning singer, songwriter and author of "From Shower To Stage...7 Easy Steps for Singing Like A Pro!"