Clown Breath: the secret to building flow and connection

The first thing you forget to do when you find yourself in front of any audience is to breathe. You see this over and over in workshops. A student steps out onto stage, with or without a red nose, and immediately they seem to glaze over in their eyes and become rigid and staring, not really seeing, tense throughout the body, and certainly unable to react in the moment or flow with the energy of what the audience is offering. This stiffness and tension originates with breath,