So you don’t dance? Fine. Find some music and don’t dance for 5 minutes. Hard — whatever that means for you.

Move in ways that make you self conscious. Move in ways that get your heart going, ways that make you sweat. Move in ways that challenge your breath. 5 minutes, that may mean playing a song twice. Set a timer if you must but do it — do it fully.

Then take a minute to feel the effect of that crazy movement as it moves you. While you are there, say your name. Out loud. Say it, own it.

You are.

Can’t decide what to dance to? Beyonce always works, try this:

Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay.  She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user.  Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker.  For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.