One of the technical problems I see most commonly is found in singers who take a low, relaxed, abdominal breath
, and then, right before phonation, lift their chests with a little gasp, contract their neck muscles, and hold their breath for a tiny moment just before they sing.
Have them take a slow abdominal breath
before exerting and then exhale as they exert.
Then giving yourself this suggestion, "alert, amused mind, calm body", inhale an easy, deep abdominal breath
, letting your jaw and shoulders go limp, while feeling the weight of heaviness and warmth flowing the tension right out of your body.
Have him close his eyes and take a deep abdominal breath
He should hold his breath for 10 seconds, then exhale.
"Then I breathe slowly and easily, proper abdominal breaths
, and I imagine two things; firstly, a healing warmth spreading through my abdomen and into my whole body, slowly, like ink through blotting paper.
Now, slow down and take five deep, abdominal breaths
This involves pausing several times throughout the day to take five or six slow, deep abdominal breaths
Take at least 10 abdominal breaths
in the morning; while you are working take a break and repeat the same breathing exercise; do this at least three times a day.