I Lose My Voice When I Speak
Certified Body Language Trainer Monica Levin answers Amy’s question in this week’s Two-Minute Tuesday Video “I lose my voice when I talk for a while. Do you have any advice?”
When I first started doing my speaking engagements, I would lose my voice after 45 minutes! Then, thanks to the Law of Attraction, I happened upon the book The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown. One of his sentences sticks in my mind “Noses are for breathing, mouths are for eating.” I hadn’t realized that I was mouth-breathing (inhaling through my mouth) when I talked. This would dry out my vocal chords, I’d gag occasionally, and then I’d get hoarse. But when I follow Patrick’s suggestion and I breathe in through my nose, my vocal chords remain moist.
Take advantage of the benefits offered by your nose! Your nose is designed to filter the air, add moisture to the air, and warm the air. In addition, nitric oxide is produced in the nasal cavity and when you inhale nitric oxide into your system, it serves as an anti-inflammatory and vasodilator.
Another thing that has shifted for me is my health! I used to cough a lot throughout the day. Now I rarely cough! I only cough if I’ve returned to mouth-breathing. Patrick McKeown healed himself of asthma by nose-breathing and I think that my coughing was a form of asthma! I am so grateful.
If you give presentations, are in sales, are a leader, want to improve your health, and want to speak fluidly, give up mouth-breathing start nose-breathing!
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Check out Patrick McKeown’s nose-breathing demonstration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zazx1OEHHw