- training abdominal, thorax and intercostal muscles
- bettering blood circulation in glottis
- rising consciousness regarding how your vocal apparatus operates
- helping to sing vowels in more sonant way
- making your voice sound better
This training type is derived from O. Seffery's book "New rational school of the singer" (available in German and in Russian, 1900. Osmond Sefferi (1845-1922), an eminent Russian (of Italian origin) professor of vocal that lived and worked in St.Petersburg (Russia). He has developed a unique and alternative to classical method of staging a voice, the effectiveness of what was proven by decades of his work and by the success of his students.
Laryngeal examination of his students, that is featured in the book, has been performed by N.I. Lunin, MD, who is one of the first researches of vitamins; Frederick Hopkins, English biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1929, has acknowledged the importance Lunin's works for his discovery.
In Prana Breath this training type is adapted even for people that haven't ever practiced vocal exercises.
Setting the training
- Download those patterns if you don't have them yet.
- Choose this pattern of a certain stage in Training tab or Control tab.
- For best results it is recommended to combine practicing this training type with "Singer" pattern.
- Choose the comfortable position. It's a good idea to stand with your posture straight and your shoulders relaxed.
- Empty your lungs, breathing out with effort ("Prepare").
- Inhale through your nose, trying to produce no noise.
- Exhale slowly and gradually through your nose, producing gentle "Mmmm" or "Nnnn" sound.
- Keep breathing like that till the end of your training session.
- After you're done, you might take some time for meditating and contemplating yourself, or you can start singing and feeling the difference in your voice.
- While practicing you might feel you want to cleanse your nose or throat. If you do, pause the training and resume it after you cleansed your upper airways.
How long should I train? How can I combine this pattern with another? Should I always inhale through my nose?
If you have such or other questions, please look through the FAQ page.