Posted 26 September 2014 - 03:46 AM
I agree that breath is important, especially singing as a part of your ritual/casting. The way I look at it with singing is, notice how different songs make you feel intense emotions, and certain words can describe a feeling, but sometimes the word itself makes the emotion behind it more amplified. For instance, someone asks if you would like green beans with your meal, and you say "oh no, I hate green beans!" That sentence doesn't hold strong emotion, or the kind of hate for the object that will harm you seriously. Then take this example, your husband cheated on you, and you are seeking some sort of payback, and you say "oh how I HATE him!!!" That time, the emotional word has tons of intent, and raw emotion.
In the same way that believing or vocally expressing your feelings amplify the outcome of your future and present state of mind when thinking of the aforementioned husband (extreme dislike, distate, hate), that truth and feeling will carry over into song as well. The same way certain songs from your past will lift your heart, make you remember a great love, or fill you with sadness. I feel like different songs have different meanings to people, and the message you gathered, and whatever emotions come out is a spell in itself. I can only conclude that it would amplify your meaning, attachment and emotional energy in your spells.
Same thing for breathing. If you want to be calm and focused, steady breathing. To relax and somewhat loosen your mind, deep inhales and slow exhales. As far as any other breath techniques go, let me know what you find, I am working on that exact thing myself!