Voice Webinar

Spoken language is unique to the homo species. Putting the sounds together into a clear structure that everyone could understand lead to complex language. This enabled individuals to share ideas and concepts, like never before leading to an explosion of human culture.

From a physiological perspective it was the newly evolved position of the hyoid bone in the throat that allowed humans to form words. But much earlier than the advent of speech the voice permitted another level of communication. 

The voice reveals our emotions. The sounds of anguish and despair or of triumph and joy are universally understood and compelling. The tone of voice tells us more than the words that are spoken; it is primal, animal – a key component of the Social Nervous System.

In this webinar we will explore the larynx and vocal cords – the mechanism and psychology of voice production.  And the role of the hyoid as the anchor of the tongue. The hyoid is a central anatomical component of the throat, a solid strut in its tensegrity structure and the root of many muscles.  In practice we often feel that the head is cut off from the rest of the body, representing a loss of connection between our instinctual gut brain and our rational head brain and between our ability to act and to feel. Intimate work with the hyoid is vital for resolving throat inertia to help ‘reconnect the head to the body’.

© Katherine Ukleja 2014