Daily Dose of Singing - Breathing a True "Inspiration"
Breathing for Focus and Presence In.spi.ra.tion - 1. A breathing in, as of air into the lungs; inhaling(Webster's New World Dictionary)
Surprised to learn the first definition of "inspiration" has to do with breathing. Sufficient breath support not only focuses our concentration, but slows our heart rate, as it helps our brain cells in thought-producing oxygen. During a performance , we need a well-oxygenated brain to think on our feet. Get in the habit of "belly breathing". Breathing from your diaphragm rather than your upper part of your lungs. When you get in the habit of belly breathing you will give yourself a full supply of oxygen to become more calm and focused.