There are two key ways that the eyes can help you have more efficient vocal production: 1. your eye line and 2. how you’re focusing with the eyes. In this video I talk about your eye line, and in my next video I’ll talk about your focus.
Your eye line tell us a lot about where your head is. Having your head on top of your spine (which is in between your ears) means you’ll get the most power out of your voice, because you won’t be in any way compromising the larynx, or your “voice box”, in your throat. But often when you try to position the head on top of your spine, you start doing all sorts of things that can make your neck really stiff or make you feel like you can no longer move your head. This is actually not helpful at all for vocal production.
Watch this video to explore how to find your head on top of your spine using your eye line, how much easier that is than trying to position your head, and what effect that has on your voice.
This is the sixth video in a series on my @Voice what Matters YouTube channel that explores how voicing is a whole-body process, from the feet up.
Watch the first video, “What do your feet have to do with your voice?” here.
Watch the second video, “What do your knees have to do with your voice?” here.
Watch the 3rd video, “What do your sit bones have to do with your voice?” here.
Watch the 4th video, “Why Sitting/Standing up straight doesn’t help your voice” here.
Watch the 5th video, “What do your shoulders have to do with your voice?” here.