Nature Oriented Voice and Performance Training
 

Forest sound Walk

Road to Self Leads Through Nature.

 
 
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We walk through the woods. Slowly. Humming and breathing. Listening how the nature responds. Opening our senses. Enjoying the colors and scents forest sends to us. Letting the nature and sounds affect, restore and rejuvenite us.

It is not the silence that relaxes us in nature, but the soothing sounds we hear when noise is left behind. Were there a complete silence in nature, we wouldn't be able to relax, in fact, according to science some of us might even experience discomfort and fear. The sounds of nature, chirping birds, wind whispering in the leaves, icy rivers singing in the Fall, connect and soothe us and bring us the feeling of belonging. 

Forest Sound Walks lead you into the culture of nature and music through your own experience. We explore nature connection in traditional folklore, breathing, syllables and sounds. Be prepared to get refreshed, restored and inspired!

 

 

ON THE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR FATHERS

The tradition of singing in the nature, with the nature and to the nature falls back hundreds of years in Finland. Humming, singing and callings have been part of our daily life. Singing has been there to channel sadness and joy, to ease the hard work load and to bring comfort in the solitude. The songs have connected us into ourselves, into our society and into nature. Singing has had an evolutionary role in maintaining the physical safety of the group against predator control, and in creating feelings of safety and psychological comfort between families. 

The tradition of singing in the nature, with the nature and to the nature falls back hundreds of years in Finland.

Nature singing - in Finnish Luontolaulu leads you to relax through hums, tonings and simple melodies. It opens your senses through listening and feeling and restores the connection to nature. You will be able to capture those experiences and take them with you to your every day life. Luontolaulu brings nature to your every day.

 

FOREST SOUND WALK TRAIL

An ideal trail for Forest Sound Walk is located in a quiet, naturally beautiful environment. The walk starts with a small uphill path and leads the walker to a forest area that contains natural water areas and gently running streams. 

During the walk we stop every now and then for simple exercises, the three main principles of Luontolaulu are Tuning, Humming and Calling.

 
 
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Tuning

Tuning in to the scents, sounds, textures, tastes and sights of the nature. Sensing, breathing, feeling and touching.


Humming

Caressing the body and the mind through simple hums and melodies.

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Calling

Enhancing the inner voice with voice, sound and natural accoustics of the forest.



FOREST SOUND WALKS CAN BE PLANNED FOR YOUR CUSTOM LOCATION

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BRINGING NATURE INDOORS

We don't always have a chance to step outside. The natural environment can be brought indoors through pictures, scents and recordings. I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with a world renowned nature sound expert Lang Elliott who has kindly offered his tracks for our use here on the SoundByNature website.

Please use headphones or quality speakers in a quiet environment to get the full experience of these beautiful recordings.

Avoid making the sound too loud to get a natural listening experience, rather take some time to listen and to get into the sound scapes. Try setting the volume close to what you would actually hear in nature to insure a more relaxing listening experience.

 
 
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Exercise 1 - Gone with the Wind

Stand in the middle of the room where you have space to move.

Close your eyes and listen to your body breathing... breathing in... breathing out... if you find blocks or tensions, notice them but don't try to change anything... breathing in... breathing out...

Then bring your listening to the recording... Let the feet root you to the ground and the sounds of the wind move your body... Like a tree you are rooted but able to move and bend with the wind... Feel where your body wants to go and let the movement follow the body.

Raise your arms like wings and let them follow the movement of the wind... Your body is flexible, it swings and bends with the wind.

Now let the sounds of the windy forest out with the movement. You can use a shhhh - sound, hum, glide with vowels... Your feet are rooted to the ground. Your body glides with wind. Your knees bend, thoughts fly, the sounds are carried by the wind...

Little by little bring your focus back to the feet, let the movement quiet down, let your hands come down... Blow the last bits of air out, inhale the peace of nature. Feel how your body has changed. Go on with your day.

Topics: Stress and Tension Relief

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Exercise 2 - Peace from the Nature

You can sit, stand or lie down - as you like.

Close your eyes and listen to your body breathing... breathing in... breathing out... if you find blocks or tensions, notice them but don't try to change anything... breathing in... breathing out...

Then bring your listening to the recording... listen to the sounds of the birds. How many are they? Where are they? 

Enjoy the sounds and the imaginary scenes that may appear.

Place your hand on your lower stomache. Breathe in the peace of nature. With exhale let out something you want to let go. It could be a thought, a person, an incident, a feeling...

Blow it out.

Breathe in the peace of nature.

Shhh it out.

Breathe in the peace of nature.

Hum it out.

Breathe in the peace of nature.

Topics: Stress Relief, Relaxation

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