24 - Relaxation Techniques
Usually done in private – should be done every time you get ready to speak.
You need to warm up your voice mechanism. All movement techniques should be done slowly, breathing in deeply, and exhaling slowly. Allow yourself time to do these for maximum benefit.
Stand up straight
Feet comfortably apart (directly under shoulders)
Stretch up to the ceiling slowly
Bend over and collapse
Hang there at least 10 seconds
Relax arms, hands, neck, and do not bounce
Stand up slowly.
Repeat 5 times.
Head Rolls – do right after “rag doll”.
Stand with feet apart under shoulders
Slowly rotate head left bringing chin to rest on your chest
Slowly rotate head to right, around to rest chin on chest again
Do not force head to uncomfortable position and be careful of crunching the neck when slowly going past the back
Relax with each rotation.