“Truly to sing, that is a different breath.”
The breath used in singing does indeed seem to be a different breath, by its very nature. It shares its essence, it seems to me, with yoga breathing (pranayama), embodying the same kind of mind-body connection that this spiritual practice aspires to attain. It is the breath of life, of love, and of connection. It is a breath that holds a deeper creative resonance, as referred to in the ancient scriptures and mystic texts. It is a breath that comes not just from the body, but from the heart, from the soul, and from the spirit.