Breath Control is Essential

Good breathing technique is essential in helping you give your best performance as an actor, musician, singer or dancer.

One essential technique is learning to understand when to take a breath. As a musician, breathing preparation is essential if your pitch and phrasing is to be fluid, and as an actor practicing breathing techniques for breath control will help you perform monologues and long speeches. As a singer, controlling your breath is essential in order to ensure you don’t run out of breath while performing, and efficient breathing is a component of body conditioning in dance.

You learn to control your breath by connecting with and using your diaphragm to breathe. Your diaphragm is your main breathing muscle.

If you make any muscle stronger you improve your ability to control it, and the movement it creates, whilst operating under load.

POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) targets your breathing muscles, including your diaphragm, by using resistance training to exercise them. Based upon our scientific understanding of the response of IMT in athletes, a number of factors will also be of benefit to performing artists, including vocal exercises for singers / vocalists, actors, teachers and public speakers.

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