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The Vagal - Vocal Connection Part 1 by Leah Grams Johnson

February 20th, 2018

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Today's topic is about how the Vagas nerve impacts the voice. This is Part 1, by guest podcaster Leah Grams Johnson. Listen to this podcast to find ways you can improve your vagal - vocal connection to benefit both! It contains a great reason to sing.

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Suggestions covered in this episode include:

  • Ways to stimulate your vagas nerve
  • How this far-reaching nerve rules the autonomic nervous system
  • How relaxed (non-threatened) versus fight-or-flight (fear) signals affect the voice
  • Where the vagas nerve physically touches that impacts the voice.

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Many thanks to Leah Grams Johnson for researching, writing and narrating this Part 1. 
Leah is a singer-songwriter hailing from the coast of Northern California. Her unique take on Country and Contemporary Folk music has resonated with fans of all musical backgrounds nationwide. She is also an accomplished horsewoman and loves to do yoga!