- Four parts of the breathing cycle.
- Inhale - In breath
- Top of the breath
- Exhale - Out breath
- Bottom of the breath
Air moves into your upper body in a continuous, fluid motion. The lungs fill and the chest expands.
Top of the Breath
The end of the inhale is called the, “Top of the Breath”. It is not a set amount of air, but a location at the end of the inhale, before the exhale begins.
The chest gently deflates downward as the air leaves the lungs. The breath leaves the chest and nose in a steady, even flow. With no jerking of moving in the vocal core.
The vocal core contracts evenly.
All points remain open and rested. And no added effort in the vocal core.
Bottom of the Breath
The end of the exhale, is called the, “Bottom of the Breath”.
It is a designation of a place in the breath cycle, and does not indicate a specific volume or capacity.