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Singing for Better Breathing

Research shows that participating in group singing improves one's mental health. But can singing also improve your breathing? Group studies reveal that singing can be a useful tool to help manage asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, and other general or age-related breathing problems. This course leads participants through gentle chair-based movements, breathing activities, and simple song. We will practice our breathing, singing, and mindfulness to focus on relaxation of both our bodies and minds. We will also share learning and connection as we enjoy fun ways to keep our brains and lungs humming along.

Instructor: Denise Schulz is a graduate student in the JMU School of Music. After many years as a church musician, she has returned to school to study senior adult singing for mental and physical well-being. This course utilizes techniques she learned during an internship abroad in the United Kingdom.

There are no scheduled sessions at this time. Sign up to be notified when this course is available.

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