Before you get to the yawning like a lion bit (I know that’s why you’re here!), remember last week when we released our tongues and felt the throat relax, too? Let’s take it a step further. With one hand on your throat and the other on your solar plexus (high abdomen just below your sternum/ribs), exhale and release your throat downward.
Did you notice your solar plexus drop and soften too? Cool, isn’t it? Notice how you feel when you let go that way? Most people I have asked have said they feel peaceful, safe, and relaxed. Can it be that easy to let go of stress and feel immediate effects? I guess so! Just let go of your throat – you know, where you hold all the junk you want to say but don’t.
Now here’s the superfantabulous part: if you can learn to drop and release the throat and solar plexus on your inhale, it will set you up perfectly to sing well. Low larynx, open vocal folds, soft belly, high soft palate, all on a bed of peaceful physicality. What’s not to like?? Go on, give it a go.