I’ve never felt so awkward and silly pulling a funny face, breathing out and making a strange gravelly noise.
That was my introduction to the Whispered Ah!
After my first few attempts my Alexander teacher asked me how wide open I thought my mouth was. I answered “very wide”; so go and look in the mirror; to my horror I’d barely opened my mouth. How could that be, the answer may be possibly in a later blog.
My Alexander teacher was introducing me to an alternative way to breathe from my usual shallow gasping asthmatic breath. Little did I know that I couldn’t breath in as I haven’t breathed out, so all I was doing was trying to top up my lungs that were already full!
The Whispered Ah was developed before FM Alexander included in his repertoire but I believe he modified the activity to suit his technique.
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