Part3: How to train the diaphragm

Voice production relies on the action of air vibrating the vocal folds to make basic sounds, and overtones in the resonance chambers that let the voice out (like an air wave) from the body.
The air current is managed by breathing. Breathing is made possible by the use of the lungs and the diaphragm.
I’ll now introduce an exercise on how to strengthen your diaphragm.
First start with this warm-up. Stand face front with your legs shoulder-width apart.
Taking a breath in at once, and imagine breathing the air in through the bottom of your feet from the ground until your lungs are full with air.
Please be aware for the moment when your diaphragm rises. This is when the pelvic floor area drops, and can be compared to feeling like you put an inflated balloon in your belly.
You can also open your arms and extend them widely if you want.
After expansion and inhaling the air fully, push all the air out from the lungs, 10 separate times.
You do not need to let out your voice at this time, but please make sure to let out all the air from your lungs.
Now that you are warmed up, do the same method again. Only this time, twist your body at a 90-degree angle for both the right and then left side.
First bend to the front, then bend the right and left positions. These three motions are equal to one rep. I advise doing 3 or 5 reps per day.
You can improve the movement of the diaphragm using this exercise which in turn will have a positive effect on your vocalization.
Don’t forget, the breath is the driving force for the voice. Understanding the mechanics of the throat combined with the best exercises and breathing techniques will give you a great voice.

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