This checklist relates to my current desire to control my depth of breathing, consistency of depth of breath, and to practice keeping my voice at a deeper tone, which I discovered is more natural to me, despite earlier experience since I was a teen.
Vibrate your chest with your voice.
“Mattanaw, Mattanaw….” said in a very low tone, with slow bass vibrations.
“With, Withhhhhhhh…” also my own name, but allows for an even lower bass vibration.
No catches along the way, smooth voice.
I noticed my higher pitched voice had tension somewhere in my upper respiratory tract, to create the pitch. Hard to detect.
When my voice shifts to higher pitch involuntarily out of habit, it feels like it “catchs” or somewhat “pinches” and closes the tract.
Speak “Low and Slowwwwww….” again and again, ensuring depth of voice, and smoothness along the respiratory tract, with no sense of “catches” or friction. This goal is less friction.
Totally expanded stomach, like a child forcing a “pregnant stomach”.
Your stomach is totally out, so there is limited compression. Force is outward and not inward.
“Low and slowww…..”
All without removing the outward force the the stomach which is not related to breathing.
Full deep breaths with stomach out.
No part of your lung feels obviously constricted or nonfunctioning.
Your lower left lung, especially, feel expanded.
A good sign is a burp.
Vibrate your lower left and right chest with animal grunts.
Breathe outward and use a non-abrupt, smooth grunt, like an ox you’ve seen in a video online.
Use that same smooth grunt and combine it with a normal chest “hack” sound, that is smooth, for removing mucus.
Ensure you can vibrate the lower left and right of your chest, and
that some mucus is ejected.
A good sign is you can vibrate your chest in a way that is pleasant and tickles.
Another good sign is if it feels like there is no mucus inside after.
have fun, and feel like you are another primate that would have chest out doing the same.
stomach and lower chest should also be completely pressed outwards.
Ask yourself if you had plain water to drink.
If not, drink at least 16 ounces of cool water (or whatever plain water you enjoy).
Do your limbs feel as though they are heavy and dangling? _ Check your shoulders
Your arms, hands
Your legs, body (if in a chair),
Good signs: You can fall through the chair and surfaces,
You feel like you can imitate a chimpanzee, in how they use their arms and how they sit.
(Resting chimpanzees look somwhat like a downward force is on them).
Christopher Matthew Cavanaugh, aka "Mattanaw"
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