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Belly breathing or (high) chest breathing? It can be confusing what is the right way to breathe. In this Starter Kit you'll learn about the movement of the diaphragm and how to make space for integrated breathing.
To be able to relax and get rid of stress helps you to gain energy and sleep better. Learn how breathing can help you!
Breath support is used when speaking, singing or playing a wind instrument. In this kit you'll find a simple exercise to help you develop a warm sound.
And: to breathe better means living a healthier life!
We breathe all day long, but unfortunately that does not mean that we are doing it the right way. Wrong habits and too much tension can cause us to develop an unhealthy breathing pattern. This leads to reduced immunity and a range of complaints such as fatigue, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, voice problems ... The list is long because the entire system reacts to the way we breathe. Fortunately, you can improve your breathing pattern. In this kit you'll find three super tools to make a good start!
NB: the way you breathe also depends on your medical condition. Do not take these tips as a medical advice, but check what applies to you.
About Floor Wittink
The starting kit works very well for me. It is a revelation because I have had periods of hyperventilation and breathing high for years. I tried the abdominal breathing, and that did not work so well; but these exercises did!
What I like is that you explain the complete (abdomen, flanks and chest) breathing and not just the abdominal breathing. Over the years I had limited too much to belly breathing. I limited myself so much in my playing that I even got physical complaints. I play a lot of soprano saxophone in old style jazz groups and I started to focus on embouchure, tongue location, wicker, mouthpiece and the type of saxophone.
But I have found the missing link with these exercises and my sound is improving! So I thank you for having worked this out in such a detail.