For me, Singing has always been a deep task. Emotional as well as physical. The fulfillment one experiences while on a high when singing, is scaringly similar to what happens during the sexual act. One feels abundance, glory, a vessel that has been fulfilled thanks to the right vibrations (and what is the sound of voice, if not vibration?).
Look at the larynx and trachea and look at the physiognomy of a vagina. They are pretty much the same, so their function must be similar. Vagina and Throat are made of the same type of tissue. They are both channels that communicate the outside with the inside, and they are both instruments of self-expression in relationship with others. They are both creative organs, one creates voice, the other one creates life. This is closely linked, for our words also give life to our reality. I’ve said a couple of times on this blog that in the future, we will create life (people) through the voice, and our current sexual organs will lose their procreative function, as it was in the dawn of times according to ancient scriptures.
Physically, Vagina and Vocal Tract are linked through the mighty vagus nerve (read my article about it here). Our diaphragm massages the vagus nerve with every breath; the combination of this movement and the vibration of the voice stimulates the vagus nerve in such a way that diaphragmatic vocalizations and singing soothe and balance the entire nervous system, releasing chronic tensions and emotional issues that interfere with our enjoyment of sex and life in general. So, when either vagina or vocal tract are open and relaxed, the other one also opens, and if one has trauma, it will also reflect on the other one.
When something is wrong, we tend to tense the pelvis muscles and diaphragm, quite often subconsciously. This restricts oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output, creating a kind of starvation response in the muscles and a feeling of fatigue throughout the body. Sensitivity of the peripheral nervous system is diminished, the vagus nerve receives no stimulation, and the body quite literally dies down. And, of course, the voice becomes disconnected, usually translated in a shy, whiny, off-pitch or contained tone. I’ve always been very good at telling the emotional state of a person just by listening to their voice for a couple of seconds. That includes men, although interestingly, they are much better at hiding, and I wonder if that’s because of 3 factors: 1) they don’t have a vagina, 2) they have the wrongly perceived need to be emotionally disconnected to prove they are masculine 3) men are visual creatures, so their voice is their biggest weapon to conquer the opposite sex, therefore it can’t show their weaknesses or insecurities (they lie!).
As a singer, my sense of self has always been resumed in 3 adjectives: Powerful, Deep and True. This is exactly what Singing, with all its physicality and emotional meaning, is. As a female singer who fully embodies herself and her expression through her voice, the power is born in the pelvic floor, in the depth of the creational vessel, with it’s contractions and subtle movements. So using the voice naturally through pelvic floor breathing is just the greatest thing for one’s wellbeing. I encourage all of you, including non-singers, to express yourselves! use your voice! translate your thoughts into sound, and let the sounds out naturally when you are intimate, the pleasure will increase, you will assert your identity and your whole being… it will heal you 🙂
Read a related article of mine here .