Yoga brought me back to my voice. I used to sing in high school, but somewhere along the way I quit singing. I started back again around 2008 while I was in kundalini teacher training at Yoga Yoga.
In Kundalini Yoga, chanting and singing is a large part of the practice and through it, I began to connect to my voice again. The practice also helped me accept my voice as it is, rather than constantly judging it, trying to make it something other than what it is. As I began to sing more and more, I realized that the reason I quit singing in the first place was because I’d convinced myself I wasn’t good enough.
“Good Enough” - I hear this all the time from students. “I want to sing along, but I have an ugly voice, I’m not good enough, I don’t sound like you.” It’s amazing that we say these things about our own voice - something so precious and unique like a fingerprint. How could a fingerprint ever be bad? It’s a fingerprint, it’s a fact. And just like a fingerprint, the fact of your voice cannot be denied.
And if you don’t practice using and hearing your voice, you become disconnected with yourself. That’s another fact. Mantra is very effective in helping you connect to your voice. By repeating the same words over and over again, you begin to hear your unique sound and develop a resonance and appreciation for this very primal thing - the sound of your essence. Your voice is good enough. In fact, it’s the purest sound ever created.
Hi! I'm Robin - Teacher, Singer, & Author. I love creativity & sharing what I love!