There is an organization called Playing For Change that travels globally, as well as connects musicians all over the world, on behalf of healing and connecting all of us through music. I haven’t yet found a video that they have done that I haven’t overwhelmingly enjoyed. However the most recent one below has to be one of the most SOULFUL pieces I have heard in a very long time!
Listening to this I couldn’t keep still and I found the music moving me in body, heart, soul and breath! It wasn’t about the words….it was about the feeling within the voice, the passion in the depths of the music, the interconnection between all of the group that created the deep soulful rendering of a very old song.
When I drop into what a “soulful breath” is I feel that it has these same qualities. The feeling and quality within the breath. You have an opportunity every time you breathe to put some “soul” in it so to speak. Passion for your life, the relationships you are creating, and the way you treat your environment.
Does your breath reach way down into the depths of your lungs, belly, hips, and back? Or does it show up as a shallow rendition of your life? Is there passion as you breathe and move, or are you on automatic? What if your breath was your lover. Would you pay more attention to it then?
Take some time to listen to this Playing For Change song soulfully rendered by the Blind Man….and if you are not moved physically and deep down into your very soul…… then you better check your pulse! (and your breathing!)