Tag: shortness of breath when singing

The following is a question we received from a patient. PERF board member Mary Burns, RN, BS, answers. Hi, I read your article on pursed lips breathing. What is the ratio of the intake of air and the release of it?  Do I have to keep the air in for a while, by holding my breath?  Should pursed lips be like whistling?  I have shortness of breath when singing.  Every time I have a performance and sing I lack air. Thank you, Vintage Dear Vinta