Tired Voice Exercises
In order for the natural voice to function properly, it needs physical space inside of the body. If we sit or stand for too long a period of time, our body will start to collapse, breathing will become shallow and the voice will become tired. Therefore, tired voice exercises are necessary.
To rejuvenate a tired voice we have to make sure our primary respiratory muscles are open and flexible. The primary respiratory muscles are the diaphragm, the abdomen and the intercostals which are located between the ribs. They draw air in.
Whether you’re giving a presentation, teaching all day or looking for ways to improve your public speaking skills, these simple exercises for a tired voice will help you:
- Move your body. Go for a quick walk and get the breath going.
- Close your eyes and do a quick physical scan of your body starting at the tip of the toes and all the way to the top of the head. Observe if any muscles are stiff or locked then make simple adjustments to realign them.
- Sit or stand with elongation like a model and breathe. Where is your breath? Is it shallow?
- Place your hands on your abdomen and allow your breath to drop into your belly so that it fills your hands. The breath is the motor for the voice.
- Allow yourself to take a sigh of relief from the belly. If you’re by yourself, vocalize the “AH” sound. A sigh of relief connects breath with emotion and rejuvenates the voice.