Akasha Voice Studio

 “No one is ordinary and uninspiring – we simply learn to be that way”
– A. Colliver

Wouldn’t you love to be able to stand in front of an audience without feeling inhibited or self-conscious? Wouldn’t you love to be able to share who you are and the knowledge you have with joy, abandon, and humour? Unfortunately, despite a desire and willingness to do this, this is not quite as easy as it sounds. The journey from childhood to adulthood sees many of us suppress or modify the very feelings, emotions, desires and dreams that represent individuality and greatness which directly impacts the human voice, stunting its’ ability to fearlessly communicate with others.

 “Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it”.
– Naomi Wolf

Communication doesn’t only mean sharing what we know, but rather, how effectively and authentically we share that knowledge with others. Therefore it is essential that we learn to speak with confidence, authenticity and strength. For many of us the simple act of speaking can become fraught with pressure and anxiety when faced with the expectations of friends, family, colleagues, business associates or a paying audience, but luckily this is neither natural nor necessary.

“There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it”.
– Elizabeth A. Behnke

There are seven primary chakras, located along the centerline of the body from the bottom of the spine to the top of the head. Every chakra is associated with different glands, organs and body areas, and is critical to our physical health, quality of life, and our ability to develop spiritually.

The 5th chakra (throat) is the voice center and is associated with the vocal cords and the thyroid gland. It is the chakra of communication, telepathy, and creative expression through which we express our thoughts, feelings and emotions and is represented by the colour blue. When the throat chakra is open and balanced we are able to communicate with integrity and charisma, but when the throat chakra is closed or unbalanced we can suffer from anxiety, frustration, immune system weakness, hoarseness, laryngitis, and in extreme cases, vocal damage.

“The desire to sing is the pull to return to who we truly are”
– A. Colliver

Artistic expression is a way in which we can harmonize and energize the throat chakra, which explains why so many of us harbor a desire to express our voices through music. Your voice has the capacity to express the fullness of who you truly are and when it is open and free, authentic communication will flow naturally and easily.